1 ✡ Acts 4. 25. Therefore did the heathen rage, and the nations imagine vain things?
2 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers gathered themselves together, against the Lord, and against his Christ;
3 saying, Let us break through their bonds, and cast away their yoke from us.
4 He that dwells in the heavens shall laugh them to scorn, and the Lord shall mock them.
5 Then shall he speak to them in his anger, and trouble them in his fury.
6 But I have been made king by him on Sion his holy mountain,
7 declaring the ordinance of the Lord: the Lord said to me, ✡ Acts 13. 33. Heb 1. 5. You are my Son, today have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall * Gr. tend them as a shepherd. Rev. 2. 27. rule them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces as a potter's vessel.
10 Now therefore understand, you° kings: be instructed, all you° that judge the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice in him with trembling.
12 † Note. - This rendering or a similar one the Jews maintain. Accept correction, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you° should perish from the righteous way: whenever his wrath shall be suddenly kindled, blessed are all they that trust in him.
✡2:1 Acts 4. 25.
✡2:7 Acts 13. 33. Heb 1. 5.
*2:9 Gr. tend them as a shepherd. Rev. 2. 27.
†2:12 Note. - This rendering or a similar one the Jews maintain.