Psalm 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why do the nations rant? Why do the peoples rave uselessly? 1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The earth's rulers take their stand; the leaders scheme together against the LORD and against his anointed one. 2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
3 "Come!" they say. "We will tear off their ropes and throw off their chains!" 3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
4 The one who rules in heaven laughs; my Lord makes fun of them. 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 But then God speaks to them angrily; then he terrifies them with his fury: 5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 "I hereby appoint my king on Zion, my holy mountain!" 6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
7 I will announce the LORD's decision: He said to me, "You are my son, today I have become your father. 7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
8 Just ask me, and I will make the nations your possession; the far corners of the earth will be your property. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will smash them with an iron rod; you will shatter them like a pottery jar." 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
10 So kings, wise up! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD reverently— trembling, 11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 kiss his feet or else he will become angry, and your way will be destroyed because his anger ignites in an instant. But all who take refuge in the LORD are truly happy! 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.