2:1 Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?
2:2 The kings of the earth have taken their place, and the rulers are fixed in their purpose, against the Lord, and against the king of his selection, saying,
2:3 Let their chains be broken, and their cords taken from off us.
2:4 Then he whose seat is in the heavens will be laughing: the Lord will make sport of them.
2:5 Then will his angry words come to their ears, and by his wrath they will be troubled:
2:6 But I have put my king on my holy hill of Zion.
2:7 I will make clear the Lord's decision: he has said to me, You are my son, this day have I given you being.
2:8 Make your request to me, and I will give you the nations for your heritage, and the farthest limits of the earth will be under your hand.
2:9 They will be ruled by you with a rod of iron; they will be broken like a potter's vessel.
2:10 So now be wise, you kings: take his teaching, you judges of the earth.
2:11 Give worship to the Lord with fear, kissing his feet and giving him honour,
2:12 For fear that he may be angry, causing destruction to come on you, because he is quickly moved to wrath. Happy are all those who put their faith in him.