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Psalm 2 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Why do the nations plan evil together? Why do they make useless plans? 1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand against the Lord. The rulers of the earth gather together against his anointed king. 2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
3 "Let us break free from their chains," they say. "Let us throw off their ropes." 3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
4 The One who sits on his throne in heaven laughs. The Lord makes fun of those rulers and their plans. 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 When he is angry, he warns them. When his anger blazes out, he terrifies them. 5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 He says to them, "I have placed my king on my holy mountain of Zion." 6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
7 I will announce what the LORD has promised. 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 Ask me, and I will give the nations to you. All nations on earth will belong to you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron rod. You will break them to pieces like clay pots." 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
10 Kings, be wise! Rulers of the earth, be warned! 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD and have respect for him. Serve him with joy and trembling. 11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 Obey the son completely, or he will be angry. Your way of life will lead to your death. His anger can blaze out at any moment. Blessed are all those who go to him for safety. 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.