Psalm 2
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The Reign of the LORD’S Anointed.

1Why are the [a]nations restless

And the peoples plotting in vain?

2The kings of the earth take their stand

And the rulers conspire together

Against the LORD and against His [b]Anointed, saying,

3“Let’s tear their shackles apart

And throw their ropes away from us!”

4He who [c]sits in the heavens laughs,

The Lord scoffs at them.

5Then He will speak to them in His anger

And terrify them in His fury, saying,

6“But as for Me, I have installed My King

Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

7“I will announce the [d]decree of the LORD:

He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,

Today I have fathered You.

8‘Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the [e]nations as Your inheritance,

And the ends of the earth as Your possession.

9‘You shall [f]break them with a [g]rod of iron,

You shall shatter them like [h]earthenware.’”

10Now then, you kings, use insight;

Let yourselves be instructed, you [i]judges of the earth.

11Serve the LORD with [j]reverence

And rejoice with trembling.

12[k]Kiss the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way,

For His wrath may be kindled quickly.

How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

[a] 1 Or Gentiles
[b] 2 Or Messiah
[c] 4 Or is enthroned
[d] 7 Or decree: The LORD said to Me
[e] 8 Or Gentiles
[f] 9 Another reading is rule
[g] 9 Or scepter; or staff
[h] 9 Lit potter’s ware
[i] 10 Or leaders
[j] 11 Or fear
[k] 12 I.e., probably kiss the feet of the Son

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