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Psalm 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed

(Act 4:23–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the nations rage[fn]
and the peoples plot in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 - The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:3 - “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 - He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:5 - Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:6 - “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:7 - I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 - Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - You shall break[fn] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:10 - Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:11 - Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:12 - Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
ESV Footnotes
Or nations noisily assemble
Revocalization yields (compare Septuagint) You shall rule

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