Psalm 2 TNIV

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 rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed,3 saying,

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      3 "Let us break their chains4 and throw off their shackles."5

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      4 The One enthroned6 in heaven laughs;7 the Lord scoffs at them.

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      5 He rebukes them in his anger8 and terrifies them in his wrath,9 saying,

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      6 "I have installed my king10 on Zion,11 my holy mountain.12"

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      7 I will proclaim the LORD's decree: He said to me, "You are my son;13 today I have become your father.14

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      8 Ask me, and I will make the nations15 your inheritance,16 the ends of the earth17 your possession.

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      9 You will break them with a rod of ironb;18 you will dash them to pieces19 like pottery.20"

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        • b 2:9 - Or "will rule them with an iron scepter" (see Septuagint and Syriac)
          10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;21 be warned, you rulers22 of the earth.

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          11 Serve the LORD with fear23 and celebrate his rule24 with trembling.25

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          12 Kiss his son,26 or he will be angry and you and your ways will be destroyed, for his wrath27 can flare up in a moment. Blessed28 are all who take refuge29 in him.

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