| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|The Reign of Jehovahs Anointed|
| ||WHY do the nations rage, 1|
And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
| ||The kings of the earth set themselves,|
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,
| ||Let us break their bonds asunder,|
And cast away their cords from us.
| ||He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh:|
The Lord will have them in derision.
| ||Then will he speak unto them in his wrath,|
And vex 2 them in his sore displeasure:
| ||Yet I have set my king|
Upon my holy hill of Zion.
| ||I will tell of the decree:|
Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son;
This day have I begotten thee.
| ||Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance,|
And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
| ||Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;|
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potters vessel.
| ||Now therefore be wise, O ye kings:|
Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
| ||Serve Jehovah with fear,|
And rejoice with trembling.
| ||Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way,|
For his wrath will 3 soon be kindled.
Blessed 4 are all they that take refuge in him.