Their foolish plots are futile!
2 Look at how the power brokers of the world
rise up to hold their summit
as the rulers scheme and confer together
against Yahweh and his Anointed King, saying:
3 “Let’s come together and break away from the Creator.
Once and for all let’s cast off these controlling chains
of God and his Christ!”
the Sovereign One mocks their madness!
5 Then with the fierceness of his fiery anger
he settles the issue and terrifies them to death with these words:
6 “I myself have poured out my King on Zion, my holy mountain.
For he has decreed over me, ‘You are my favored Son.
And as your Father I have crowned you as my King Eternal.
Today I became your Father.
8 Ask me to give you the nations and I will do it,
and they shall become your legacy.
Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.
9 And you will shepherd them with unlimited authority,
crushing their rebellion as an iron rod smashes jars of clay!’”
and all you upstart judges of the earth.
Learn your lesson while there’s still time.
11 Serve and worship the awe-inspiring God.
Recognize his greatness and bow before him,
trembling with reverence in his presence.
12 Fall facedown before him and kiss the Son
before his anger is roused against you.
Remember that his wrath can be quickly kindled!
But many blessings are waiting for all
who turn aside to hide themselves in him!