The Reign of the LORD'S Anointed.
1 Why are the R17 nations F6 in an uproar
And the peoples devising R18 a vain thing?
2 The kings R19 of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against R20 the LORD and against His Anointed, R21 F7 saying,
3 "Let us tear R22 their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!"
4 He who sits F8 in the heavens laughs, R23
The Lord scoffs R24 at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger R25
And terrify R26 them in His fury, saying,
6 "But as for Me, I have installed F9 My R27 King
Upon Zion, My R28 holy mountain."
7 "I will surely tell of the decree F10 of the LORD:
He said to Me, `You are My R29 Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 `Ask of Me, and I R30 will surely give the R31 nations F11 as Your inheritance,
And the very ends R32 of the earth as Your possession.
9 `You shall break R33 F12 them with a rod F13 of iron,
You shall shatter R34 them like earthenware.' F14 "
10 Now therefore, O kings, show R35 discernment;
Take warning, O judges F15 of the earth.
11 Worship F16 the LORD with reverence R36 F17
And rejoice with trembling. R37
12 Do F18 homage to the R38 Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His R39 wrath may soon F19 be kindled.
How blessed are all who take R40 refuge in Him!
F6: Or Gentiles
F7: Or Messiah
F8: Or is enthroned
F9: Or consecrated
F10: Or decree: The L\ORD/ said to Me
F11: Or Gentiles
F12: Another reading is rule
F13: Or scepter or staff
F14: Lit potter's ware
F15: Or leaders
F16: Or Serve
F17: Or fear
F18: Lit Kiss; some ancient versions read Do homage purely, or, Lay hold of instruction
F19: Or quickly, suddenly, easily
R17: Psalms 46:6; 83:2-5; Acts 4:25,26
R18: Psalms 21:11
R19: Psalms 48:4-6
R20: Psalms 74:18,23
R21: John 1:41
R22: Jeremiah 5:5
R23: Psalms 37:13
R24: Psalms 59:8
R25: Psalms 21:8,9; 76:7
R26: Psalms 78:49,50
R27: Psalms 45:6
R28: Psalms 48:1,2
R29: Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5; 5:5
R30: Psalms 21:1,2
R31: Psalms 22:27
R32: Psalms 67:7
R33: Psalms 89:23; 110:5,6; Revelation 2:26,27; 12:5; 19:15
R34: Psalms 28:5; 52:5; 72:4
R35: Proverbs 8:15; 27:11
R36: Psalms 5:7
R37: Psalms 119:119,120
R38: Psalms 2:7
R39: Revelation 6:16,17
R40: Psalms 5:11; 34:22