Psalm 2
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1Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans?1Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
3“Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”3“Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”
4But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.4He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.5Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”6“As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”
7The king proclaims the LORD’s decree: “The LORD said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father.7I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
8Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.
9You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.’”9You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!10Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities— for his anger flares up in an instant. But what joy for all who take refuge in him!12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
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