Bible: Psalm 2:2-9

2:2 The kings of the earth 1  form a united front; 2 

the rulers collaborate 3 

against the Lord and his anointed king. 4 

2:3 They say, 5  “Let’s tear off the shackles they’ve put on us! 6 

Let’s free ourselves from 7  their ropes!

2:4 The one enthroned 8  in heaven laughs in disgust; 9 

the Lord taunts 10  them.

2:5 Then he angrily speaks to them

and terrifies them in his rage, 11  saying, 12 

2:6I myself 13  have installed 14  my king

on Zion, my holy hill.”

2:7 The king says, 15  “I will announce the Lord’s decree. He said to me: 16 

‘You are my son! 17  This very day I have become your father!

2:8 Ask me,

and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, 18 

the ends of the earth as your personal property.

2:9 You will break them 19  with an iron scepter; 20 

you will smash them like a potter’s jar!’ 21 

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