1 Why have the Gentiles been seething, and why have the people been pondering nonsense?
2 The kings of the earth have stood up, and the leaders have joined together as one, against the Lord and against his Christ:
3 "Let us shatter their chains and cast their yoke away from us."
4 He who dwells in heaven will ridicule them, and the Lord will mock them.
5 Then will he speak to them in his anger and trouble them with his fury.
6 Yet I have been appointed king by him over Zion, his holy mountain, preaching his precepts.
7 The Lord has said to me: You are my son, this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me and I will give to you: the Gentiles for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron rod, and you will shatter them like a potter's vessel.
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