|1||Why are the nations in an uproar? *|
Why do the peoples mutter empty threats?
|2||Why do the kings of the earth rise up in revolt,|
and the princes plot together, *
against the LORD and against his Anointed?
|3||"Let us break their yoke," they say; *|
"let us cast off their bonds from us."
|4||He whose throne is in heaven is laughing; *|
the Lord has them in derision.
|5||Then he speaks to them in his wrath, *|
and his rage fills them with terror.
|6||"I myself have set my king *|
upon my holy hill of Zion."
|7||Let me announce the decree of the LORD: *|
he said to me, "You are my Son;
this day have I begotten you.
|8||Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance *|
and the ends of the earth for your possession.
|9||You shall crush them with an iron rod *|
and shatter them like a piece of pottery."
|10||And now, you kings, be wise; *|
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
|11||Submit to the LORD with fear, *|
and with trembling bow before him;
|12||Lest he be angry and you perish; *|
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
|13||Happy are they all *|
who take refuge in him!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Psalm 2, "Why are the nations in an uproar?"
Psalm 2 Quare fremuerunt gentes?