Psalm 2:1-11 NIV

1 Why do the nations conspirea and the peoples plot1 in vain?

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    • a 2:1 - Hebrew; Septuagint "rage"
      2 The kings2 of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed3 One.b4

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        • b 2:2 - Or "anointed one"
          3 "Let us break their chains,5" they say, "and throw off their fetters."6

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          4 The One enthroned7 in heaven laughs;8 the Lord scoffs at them.

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          5 Then he rebukes them in his anger9 and terrifies them in his wrath,10 saying,

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          6 "I have installed my Kingc11 on Zion,12 my holy hill.13"

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          7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Sond;14 today I have become your Father.e15

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            • d 2:7 - Or "son"; also in verse 12
            • e 2:7 - Or "have begotten you"
              8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations16 your inheritance,17 the ends of the earth18 your possession.

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              9 You will rule them with an iron scepterf;19 you will dash them to pieces20 like pottery.21"

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                • f 2:9 - Or "will break them with a rod of iron"
                  10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;22 be warned, you rulers23 of the earth.

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                  11 Serve the LORD with fear24 and rejoice25 with trembling.26

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