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Psalms Chapter 2 - New American Standard Bible

1. WHY are the [1] nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?

2. The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His [2] Anointed, saying,

3. «Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!»

4. He who [3] sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.

5. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying,

6. «But as for Me, I have [4] installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.»

7. «I will surely tell of the [5] decree of the LORD: He said to Me, "You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.

8. "Ask of Me, and I will surely give the [6] nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.

9. "You shall [9] break them with a [8] rod of iron, You shall shatter them like [7] earthenware.'»

10. Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O [10] judges of the earth.

11. [12] Worship the LORD with [11] reverence And rejoice with trembling.

12. [14] Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may [13] soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

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Footnotes
  • 1: Or Gentiles
  • 2: Or Messiah
  • 3: Or is enthroned
  • 4: Or consecrated
  • 5: Or decree: The LORD said to Me
  • 6: Or Gentiles
  • 7: Another reading is rule
  • 8: Or scepter or staff
  • 9: Lit potter's ware
  • 10: Or leaders
  • 11: Or Serve
  • 12: Or fear
  • 13: Lit Kiss; some ancient versions read Do homage purely, or, Lay hold of instruction
  • 14: Or quickly, suddenly, easily

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