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Psalm 2

Psalm 2

2:1 Why do the nations rage
And the peoples devise empty schemes?

2:2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers (peoples) take counsel together
Against the LORD (YHWH) and against his Anointed One.

2:3 They say, “Let us break their shackles
and cast from us their ropes!”

2:4 He who sits (enthroned) in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.

2:5 Then he will speak to them in his anger
and in his fury he will terrify them.

2:6 He says, “I myself have consecrated my king
upon Zion, my holy mountain.

2:7 The King of Israel says,
“I will surely tell the decree of the LORD (YHWH).
He said to me: You are My Son! I myself, today, have fathered you.”

2:8 Ask from me and I will give you the nations as your inheritance and the ends of the earth your possession.

2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
You shall shatter them as a clay vessel of a potter

2:10 So now you kings, understand
Be warned, you rulers of the earth.

2:11 Serve the LORD in fear!
Cry out (repent) in terror!

2:12 Show respect, lest he (LORD) gets angry and you perish in your way (behavior)
Because his anger may quickly ignite.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.