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Psalm 2 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why do the heathen rage , and the people imagine 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 bands asunder , and cast away their cords from us. 3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh : the Lord shall have them in derision . 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 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 shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed , ye 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 ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that 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.