Bible: Psalm 2:1-9

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 

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