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Psalm 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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(Act 4:23–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the nations conspire[fn] and the peoples plot in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 - The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:3 - “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 - The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:5 - He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:6 - “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:7 - I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 - Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - You will break them with a rod of iron[fn]; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:10 - Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:11 - Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:12 - Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
NIV Footnotes
Hebrew; Septuagint rage
Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)

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