Psalms 2

Coronation of the Son

1 Why a do the nations rebel
Or conspire, or rage
and the peoples plot in vain? d
2 The kings of the earth take their stand, e
and the rulers conspire together
against the Lord and His Anointed One:
Or anointed one
3 “Let us tear off their chains
and free ourselves from their restraints.”
Lit and throw their ropes from us

4 The One enthroned
Lit who sits
in heaven laughs;
the Lord ridicules them. k
5 Then He speaks to them in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath: l
6 “I have consecrated My King
Or king

Zion: Originally a term for the fortified section of Jerusalem and then, by extension, used for the temple and the city of Jerusalem both in the present time and in the future
Zion, My holy mountain.” o

7 I will declare the Lord’s decree:
He said to Me, “You are My Son;
Or me, “You are My son

today I have become Your
Or your
Father. r
8 Ask of Me,
and I will make the nations Your
Or your
and the ends of the earth Your
Or your
possession. u
9 You will break
LXX, Syr, Tg read shepherd
them with a rod of iron;
Or you
will shatter them like pottery.”
Lit a potter’s vessel

10 So now, kings, be wise;
receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling. z
12 Pay homage to
Lit Kiss
the Son or He
Or son, otherwise he
will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,
Lit perish way
for His
Or his
anger may ignite at any moment. af
All those who take refuge in Him
Or him
are happy. ah
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