Psalm 2
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1Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?1Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail?
2The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,2The kings of the earth form a united front; the rulers collaborate against the LORD and his anointed king.
3“Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.”3They say, "Let's tear off the shackles they've put on us! Let's free ourselves from their ropes!"
4He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.4The one enthroned in heaven laughs in disgust; the Lord taunts them.
5Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:5Then he angrily speaks to them and terrifies them in his rage, saying,
6“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”6"I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy hill."
7“I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.7The king says, "I will announce the LORD's decree. He said to me: 'You are my son! This very day I have become your father!
8Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.8Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your personal property.
9You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”9You will break them with an iron scepter; you will smash them like a potter's jar!'"
10Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.10So now, you kings, do what is wise; you rulers of the earth, submit to correction!
11Serve the LORD with fear, And rejoice with trembling.11Serve the LORD in fear! Repent in terror!
12Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.12Give sincere homage! Otherwise he will be angry, and you will die because of your behavior, when his anger quickly ignites. How blessed are all who take shelter in him!
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