1 Why gnashed with teeth heathen men; and peoples thought vain things?
2 The kings of earth stood together; and princes came together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
3 Break we the bonds of them; and cast we away the yoke of them from us.
4 He that dwelleth in heavens shall scorn them; and the Lord shall bemock them.
5 Then he shall speak to them in his wrath; and he shall trouble them in his strong vengeance.
6 Soothly I am ordained of him a king upon Zion, his holy hill;
7 preaching his commandment. The Lord said to me, Thou art my son; I have begotten thee today.
8 Ask thou of me, and I shall give to thee heathen men for thine heritage; and for thy possession the terms of earth.
9 Thou shalt govern them in an iron rod; and thou shalt break them altogether as the vessel of a potter.
10 And now, ye kings, understand; ye that deem the earth, be ye learned.
11 Serve ye the Lord with dread; and make ye full out joy to him with trembling.
12 Take ye lore of chastising; lest the Lord be wroth sometime, and ye perish from the just way. When his wrath shall burn out in short time; blessed be all they, that trust in him.