Psalm 2

English translation got from website:

  1. Why have nations gathered and [why do] kingdoms think vain things?
  2. Kings of a land stand up, and nobles take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed?
  3. « Let us break their bands and cast off their cords from us. »
  4. He Who dwells in Heaven laughs; the Lord mocks them.
  5. Then He speaks to them in His wrath; and He frightens them with His sore displeasure.
  6. « But I have enthroned My king on Zion, My holy mount. »
  7. I will tell of the decree; The Lord said to me, « You are My son; this day have I begotten you.
  8. Request of Me, and I will make nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth your possession.
  9. You shall break them with an iron rod; like a potter’s vessel you shall shatter them. »
  10. And now, [you] kings, be wise; be admonished, [you] judges of the earth.
  11. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with quaking.
  12. Arm yourselves with purity lest He become angry and you perish in the way, for in a moment His wrath will be kindled; the praises of all who take refuge in Him.