The Reign of theLord’s Anointed
Why do the nations rage[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4He whosits in the heavenslaughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in hiswrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6“As for me, I haveset my King
onZion, myholy hill.”
7I will tell of the decree:
TheLordsaid to me,“You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
andthe ends of the earth your possession.
9You shallbreak[b]them witha rod of iron
and dash them in pieces likea potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O…
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