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Psalm 2 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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(Act 4:23–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why are the nations so angry?
Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 - The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
the rulers plot together
against the LORD
and against his anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:3 - “Let us break their chains,” they cry,
“and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 - But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
The Lord scoffs at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:5 - Then in anger he rebukes them,
terrifying them with his fierce fury.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:6 - For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem,[fn] on my holy mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:7 - The king proclaims the LORD’s decree:
“The LORD said to me, ‘You are my son.[fn]
Today I have become your Father.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 - Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - You will break[fn] them with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:10 - Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:11 - Serve the LORD with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:12 - Submit to God’s royal son,[fn] or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew on Zion.
Or Son; also in 2:12.
Or Today I reveal you as my son.
Greek version reads rule. Compare Rev 2:27.
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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