Psalm 2 NKJV

1 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The 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 bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us."
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 "Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion."
7 "I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break a them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' "

References for Psalms 2:9

    • a 2:9 - Following Masoretic Text and Targum; Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read rule (compare Revelation 2:27).
      10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
      11 Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
      12 Kiss the Son, b lest He c 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.

      References for Psalms 2:12

        • b 2:12 - Septuagint and Vulgate read Embrace discipline; Targum reads Receive instruction.
        • c 2:12 - Septuagint reads the Lord.