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Psalm 2 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Why are the nations so angry? Why are the people making useless plans? 1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth prepare to fight, and their leaders make plans together against the Lord and his appointed one. 2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
3 They say, "Let's break the chains that hold us back and throw off the ropes that tie us down." 3 "Let us break their chains," they say, "and throw off their fetters."
4 But the one who sits in heaven laughs; the Lord makes fun of them. 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then the Lord warns them and frightens them with his anger. 5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 He says, "I have appointed my own king to rule in Jerusalem on my holy mountain, Zion." 6 "I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill."
7 Now I will tell you what the Lord has declared: 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 If you ask me, I will give you the nations; all the people on earth will be yours. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule over them with an iron rod. You will break them into pieces like pottery." 9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
10 So, kings, be wise; rulers, learn this lesson. 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Obey the Lord with great fear. Be happy, but tremble. 11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
12 Show that you are loyal to his son, or you will be destroyed by his anger, because he can quickly become angry. But happy are those who trust him for protection. David sang this when he ran away from his son Absalom. 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.