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Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?
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The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against his Anointed, {The word "Anointed" is the same as the word for "Messiah" or "Christ"} saying,
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"Let's break their bonds apart, and cast their cords from us."
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He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.
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Then he will speak to them in his anger, and terrify them in his wrath:
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"Yet I have set my king on my holy hill of Zion."
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I will tell of the decree. Yahweh said to me, "You are my son. Today I have become your father.
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Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
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You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
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Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
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Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
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Give sincere homage {or, Kiss the son}, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.