Bible: Psalm 2:1-12

Psalm 2 1 

2:1 Why 2  do the nations rebel? 3 

Why 4  are the countries 5  devising 6  plots that will fail? 7 

2:2 The kings of the earth 8  form a united front; 9 

the rulers collaborate 10 

against the Lord and his anointed king. 11 

2:3 They say, 12  “Let’s tear off the shackles they’ve put on us! 13 

Let’s free ourselves from 14  their ropes!

2:4 The one enthroned 15  in heaven laughs in disgust; 16 

the Lord taunts 17  them.

2:5 Then he angrily speaks to them

and terrifies them in his rage, 18  saying, 19 

2:6I myself 20  have installed 21  my king

on Zion, my holy hill.”

2:7 The king says, 22  “I will announce the Lord’s decree. He said to me: 23 

‘You are my son! 24  This very day I have become your father!

2:8 Ask me,

and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, 25 

the ends of the earth as your personal property.

2:9 You will break them 26  with an iron scepter; 27 

you will smash them like a potter’s jar!’ 28 

2:10 So now, you kings, do what is wise; 29 

you rulers of the earth, submit to correction! 30 

2:11 Serve 31  the Lord in fear!

Repent in terror! 32 

2:12 Give sincere homage! 33 

Otherwise he 34  will be angry, 35 

and you will die because of your behavior, 36 

when his anger quickly ignites. 37 

How blessed 38  are all who take shelter in him! 39 

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