Psalm 2 GNT

1 Why do the nations plan rebellion? 1 Why do people make their useless plots?

References for Psalms 2:1

    • 2 2:1 - 2.1, 2 Ac 4.25, 26.
      2 Their kings revolt, their rulers plot together against the Lord and against the king he chose.
      3 "Let us free ourselves from their rule," they say; "let us throw off their control."
      4 From his throne in heaven the Lord laughs and mocks their feeble plans.
      5 Then he warns them in anger and terrifies them with his fury.
      6 "On Zion, a my sacred hill," he says, "I have installed my king."

      References for Psalms 2:6

        • a 2:6 - zion: [The term "Zion" (originally a designation for "David's City," the Jebusite stronghold captured by King David's forces) was later extended in meaning to refer to the hill on which the Temple stood.]
          7 "I will announce," says the king, "what the Lord has declared. 2 He said to me: "You are my son; today I have become your father.

          References for Psalms 2:7

            • 3 2:7 - 2.7 Ac 13.33; He 1.5; 5.5.
              8 Ask, and I will give you all the nations; the whole earth will be yours.
              9 You will break them with an iron rod; 3 you will shatter them in pieces like a clay pot.' "

              References for Psalms 2:9

                • 4 2:9 - 2.9 Rev 2.26, 27; 12.5; 19.15.
                  10 Now listen to this warning, you kings; learn this lesson, you rulers of the world:
                  11 Serve the Lord with fear; tremble
                  12 and bow down to him; b or else his anger will be quickly aroused, and you will suddenly die. Happy are all who go to him for protection.

                  References for Psalms 2:12

                    • b 2:12 - [Probable text] tremble . . . him; [some other possible texts] with trembling kiss his feet [and] with trembling kiss the Son [and] tremble and kiss the mighty one; [Hebrew unclear.]