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Psalm 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Coronation of the Son
(Act 4:23–31 )
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Why do the nations rage

and the peoples plot in vain?

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The kings of the earth take their stand,

and the rulers conspire together

against the LORD and his Anointed One:[fn]

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“Let’s tear off their chains

and throw their ropes off of us.”

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The one enthroned[fn] in heaven laughs;

the Lord ridicules them.

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Then he speaks to them in his anger

and terrifies them in his wrath:

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“I have installed my king

on Zion, my holy mountain.”

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I will declare the LORD’s decree.

He said to me, “You are my Son;[fn]

today I have become your Father.

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“Ask of me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance

and the ends of the earth your possession.

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“You will break them with an iron scepter;

you will shatter them like pottery.”

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So now, kings, be wise;

receive instruction, you judges of the earth.

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Serve the LORD with reverential awe

and rejoice with trembling.

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Pay homage to[fn] the Son or he will be angry

and you will perish in your rebellion,[fn]

for his anger may ignite at any moment.

All who take refuge in him are happy.

CSB Footnotes
Or anointed one
Lit who sits
Or son, also in v. 12
Lit Kiss
Lit perish in the way

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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