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Psalms

God's Chosen King.  Psalm 2

1Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against Yahweh and his anointed, saying,
3"Let us burst their bonds asunder,
and cast their cords from us."

4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
Yahweh has them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6"I have set my king on Zion,
my holy hill."

7I will tell of the decree of Yahweh: He said to me,
"You are my son, today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9You shall break them with a rod of iron,
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

10Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11Serve Yahweh with fear,
with trembling
12kiss his feet,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way;
for his wrath is quickly kindled.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.


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