Compare Translations for Psalm 2:10

Psalm 2:10 ASV
Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 ASV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 ASV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 BBE
So now be wise, you kings: take his teaching, you judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 BBE  |  Read Psalm 2:10 BBE in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 CEB
So kings, wise up! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Read Psalm 2 CEB  |  Read Psalm 2:10 CEB in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 CJB
Therefore, kings, be wise; be warned, you judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 CJB  |  Read Psalm 2:10 CJB in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 RHE
And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
Read Psalm 2 RHE  |  Read Psalm 2:10 RHE in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 ESV
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 ESV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 ESV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 GW
Now, you kings, act wisely. Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Read Psalm 2 GW  |  Read Psalm 2:10 GW in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 GNT
Now listen to this warning, you kings; learn this lesson, you rulers of the world:
Read Psalm 2 GNT  |  Read Psalm 2:10 GNT in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 HNV
Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the eretz.
Read Psalm 2 HNV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 HNV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 CSB
So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 CSB  |  Read Psalm 2:10 CSB in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 KJV
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed , ye judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 KJV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 KJV in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Psalm 2:10 LEB
So then, O kings, be wise. Be warned, O rulers of [the] earth.
Read Psalm 2 LEB  |  Read Psalm 2:10 LEB in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 NAS
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 NAS  |  Read Psalm 2:10 NAS in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Psalm 2:10 NCV
So, kings, be wise; rulers, learn this lesson.
Read Psalm 2 NCV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 NCV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 NIV
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 NIV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 NIV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 NKJV
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 NKJV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 NKJV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 NLT
Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Read Psalm 2 NLT  |  Read Psalm 2:10 NLT in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 NRS
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 NRS  |  Read Psalm 2:10 NRS in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 RSV
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 RSV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 RSV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 DBY
And now, O kings, be ye wise, be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 DBY  |  Read Psalm 2:10 DBY in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 MSG
So, rebel-kings, use your heads; Upstart-judges, learn your lesson:
Read Psalm 2 MSG  |  Read Psalm 2:10 MSG in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 WBT
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 WBT  |  Read Psalm 2:10 WBT in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 TMB
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 TMB  |  Read Psalm 2:10 TMB in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 TNIV
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 TNIV  |  Read Psalm 2:10 TNIV in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 WEB
Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Read Psalm 2 WEB  |  Read Psalm 2:10 WEB in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 WYC
And now, ye kings, understand; ye that deem the earth, be ye learned. (And so now, ye kings, understand; ye who judge, or who rule, the earth, learn your lesson!)
Read Psalm 2 WYC  |  Read Psalm 2:10 WYC in parallel  
Psalm 2:10 YLT
And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,
Read Psalm 2 YLT  |  Read Psalm 2:10 YLT in parallel  

Psalms 2 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 2

Threatenings against the enemies of Christ's kingdom. (1-6) Promise to Christ as the Head of this kingdom. (7-9) Counsel to all, to espouse its interests. (10-12)

Verses 1-6 We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. The truths and precepts of Christianity are against ambitious projects and worldly lusts. We are told what they aim at in this opposition. They would break asunder the bands of conscience, and the cords of God's commandments; they will not receive, but cast them away as far as they can. These enemies can show no good cause for opposing so just and holy a government, which, if received by all, would bring a heaven upon earth. They can hope for no success in so opposing so powerful a kingdom. The Lord Jesus has all power both in heaven and in earth, and is Head over all things to the church, notwithstanding the restless endeavours of his enemies. Christ's throne is set up in his church, that is, in the hearts of all believers.

Verses 7-9 The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. The Son, in asking the heathen for his inheritance, desires their happiness in him; so that he pleads for them, ever lives to do so, and is able to save to the uttermost, and he shall have multitudes of willing, loyal subjects, among them. Christians are the possession of the Lord Jesus; they are to him for a name and a praise. God the Father gives them to him, when, by his Spirit and grace, he works upon them to submit to the Lord Jesus.

Verses 10-12 Whatever we rejoice in, in this world, it must always be with trembling, because of the uncertainty of all things in it. To welcome Jesus Christ, and to submit to him, is our wisdom and interest. Let him be very dear and precious; love him above all, love him in sincerity, love him much, as she did, to whom much was forgiven, and, in token of it, kissed his feet, ( Luke 7:38 ) . And with a kiss of loyalty take this yoke upon you, and give up yourselves to be governed by his laws, disposed of by his providence, and entirely devoted to his cause. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. It will be utter destruction to yourselves; lest ye perish in the way of your sins, and from the way of your vain hopes; lest your way perish, lest you prove to have missed the way of happiness. Christ is the way; take heed lest ye be cut off from Him as your way to God. They thought themselves in the way; but neglecting Christ, they perish from it. Blessed will those be in the day of wrath, who, by trusting in Christ, have made him their Refuge.

Psalms 2 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 2

Psalms 2:1-12. The number and authorship of this Psalm are stated ( Acts 4:25 , 13:33 ). Though the warlike events of David's reign may have suggested its imagery, the scenes depicted and the subjects presented can only find a fulfilment in the history and character of Jesus Christ, to which, as above cited and in Hebrews 1:5 , 5:5 , the New Testament writers most distinctly testify. In a most animated and highly poetical style, the writer, in "four stanzas of three verses each," sets forth the inveterate and furious, though futile, hostility of men to God and His anointed, God's determination to carry out His purpose, that purpose as stated more fully by His Son, the establishment of the Mediatorial kingdom, and the imminent danger of all who resist, as well as the blessing of all who welcome this mighty and triumphant king.

1. Why do the heathen, &c.--Beholding, in prophetic vision, the peoples and nations, as if in a tumultuous assembly, raging with a fury like the raging of the sea, designing to resist God's government, the writer breaks forth into an exclamation in which are mingled surprise at their folly, and indignation at their rebellion.
heathen--nations generally, not as opposed to Jews.
the people--or, literally, "peoples," or races of men.

2. The kings and rulers lead on their subjects.
set themselves--take a stand.
take counsel--literally, "sit together," denoting their deliberation.
anointed--Hebrew, "Messiah"; Greek, "Christ" ( John 1:41 ). Anointing, as an emblem of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, was conferred on prophets ( Isaiah 6:1 ); priests ( Exodus 30:30 ); and kings ( 1 Samuel 10:1 , 16:13 , 1 Kings 1:39 ). Hence this title well suited Him who holds all these offices, and was generally used by the Jews before His coming, to denote Him ( Daniel 9:26 ). While the prophet has in view men's opposition generally, he here depicts it in its culminating aspect as seen in the events of Christ's great trial. Pilate and Herod, and the rulers of the Jews ( Matthew 27:1 , Luke 23:1-25 ), with the furious mob, are vividly portrayed.

3. The rebellious purposes of men are more distinctly announced by this representation of their avowal in words, as well as actions.
bands . . . and . . . cords--denote the restraints of government.

4. By a figure whose boldness is only allowable to an inspired writer, God's conduct and language in view of this opposition are now related.
He that sitteth in the heavens--enthroned in quiet dignities (compare Psalms 29:10 , Isaiah 40:22 ).
shall laugh--in supreme contempt; their vain rage excites His derision. He is still the Lord, literally, "Sovereign," though they rebel.

5. Then shall he speak--His righteous indignation as well as contempt is roused. For God to speak is for Him to act, for what He resolves He will do ( Genesis 1:3 , Psalms 33:9 ).
vex them--agitate or terrify them ( Psalms 83:15 ).

6. The purpose here declared, in its execution, involves their overthrow.
Yet--literally, "and," in an adversative sense.
I have set--anointed, or firmly placed, with allusion in the Hebrew to "casting an image in a mould." The sense is not materially varied in either case.
my king--appointed by Me and for Me ( Numbers 27:18 ).
upon my holy hill of Zion--Zion, selected by David as the abode of the ark and the seat of God's visible residence ( 1 Kings 8:1 ); as also David, the head of the Church and nation, and type of Christ, was called holy, and the Church itself came to be thus named ( Psalms 9:11 , 51:18 , 99:2 , Isaiah 8:18 , 18:7 , &c.).

7. The king thus constituted declares the fundamental law of His kingdom, in the avowal of His Sonship, a relation involving His universal dominion.
this day have I begotten thee--as 2 Samuel 7:14 , "he shall be My son," is a solemn recognition of this relation. The interpretation of this passage to describe the inauguration of Christ as Mediatorial King, by no means impugns the Eternal Sonship of His divine nature. In Acts 13:33 , Paul's quotation does not imply an application of this passage to the resurrection; for "raised up" in Acts 13:32 is used as in Acts 2:30 , 3:22 , &c., to denote bringing Him into being as a man; and not that of resurrection, which it has only when, as in Acts 2:34 , allusion is made to His death ( Romans 1:4 ). That passage says He was declared as to His divine nature to be the Son of God, by the resurrection, and only teaches that that event manifested a truth already existing. A similar recognition of His Sonship is introduced in Hebrews 5:5 , by these ends, and by others in Matthew 3:17 , 17:5 .

8. The hopes of the rebels are thus overthrown, and not only so; the kingdom they opposed is destined to be coextensive with the earth.
heathen--or, "nations" ( Psalms 2:1 ).
and the uttermost parts of the earth--( Psalms 22:27 ); denotes universality.

9. His enemies shall be subject to His terrible power ( Job 4:9 , 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ), as His people to His grace ( Psalms 110:2 Psalms 110:3 ).
rod of iron--denotes severity ( Revelation 2:27 ).
a potter's vessel--when shivered cannot be mended, which will describe utter destruction.

10-12. kings . . . judges--For rulers generally ( Psalms 148:11 ), who have been leaders in rebellion, should be examples of penitent submission, and with fear for His terrible judgments, mingled with trust in His mercy, acknowledge--

12. Kiss the Son--the authority of the Son.
perish from the way--that is, suddenly and hopelessly.
kindled but a little--or, "in a little time."
put their trust in him--or take refuge in Him ( Psalms 5:11 ). Men still cherish opposition to Christ in their hearts and evince it in their lives. Their ruin, without such trust, is inevitable ( Hebrews 10:29 ), while their happiness in His favor is equally sure.