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Psalm 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Reign of Yahweh’s Anointed

(Act 4:23–31 )
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Why do the [fn]nations rage

And the peoples meditate on a vain thing?

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The kings of the earth take their stand

And the rulers take counsel together

Against Yahweh and against His [fn]Anointed, saying,

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“Let us tear their fetters apart

And cast away their cords from us!”

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He who [fn]sits in the heavens laughs,

The Lord mocks them.

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Then He speaks to them in His anger

And terrifies them in His fury, saying,

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“But as for Me, I have [fn]installed My King

Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

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“I will surely tell of the [fn]decree of Yahweh:

He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.

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‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the [fn]nations as Your inheritance,

And the ends of the earth as Your possession.

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‘You shall [fn]break them with a [fn]rod of iron,

You shall shatter them like a potter’s vessel.’”

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So now, O kings, show insight;

Take warning, O [fn]judges of the earth.

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Serve Yahweh with fear

And rejoice with trembling.

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[fn]Kiss the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way,

For His [fn]wrath may [fn]soon be kindled.

How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

LSB Footnotes
Or Gentiles
Or Messiah
Or is enthroned
Or consecrated
Or decree: Yahweh said to Me
Or Gentiles
Or rule
Or scepter, staff
Or leaders
Some ancient versions Do homage purely, Lay hold of instruction
Or anger, cf. 2:5
Or quickly, easily

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