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Psalm 2 NIV

1 Why do the nations conspireaand the peoples plot in vain?

References for Psalms 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Hebrew; Septuagint "rage"
      2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,

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      3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”

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      4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

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      5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

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      6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”

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      7 I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.

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      8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

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      9 You will break them with a rod of ironb ; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

      References for Psalms 2:9

        • b 2:9 - Or "will rule them with an iron scepter" (see Septuagint and Syriac)
          10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.

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          11 Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.

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          12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

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          • a 2:1 - Hebrew; Septuagint "rage"
          • b 2:9 - Or "will rule them with an iron scepter" (see Septuagint and Syriac)