Psalm 2 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 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 Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us." 3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: 5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 "Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion." 6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
7 "I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 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 of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' " 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He 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. 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.