The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.

Why are (A)the (a)nations in an uproar
And the peoples (B)devising a vain thing?
The (C)kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
(D)Against the Lord and against His (b)(E)Anointed, saying,
“Let us (F)tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
He who (c)sits in the heavens (G)laughs,
The Lord (H)scoffs at them.
Then He will speak to them in His (I)anger
And (J)terrify them in His fury, saying,
“But as for Me, I have (d)installed (K)My King
Upon Zion, (L)My holy mountain.”
“I will surely tell of the (e)decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are (M)My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
‘Ask of Me, and (N)I will surely give (O)the (f)nations as Your inheritance,
And the very (P)ends of the earth as Your possession.
‘You shall (g)(Q)break them with a (h)rod of iron,
You shall (R)shatter them like (i)earthenware.’”
Now therefore, O kings, (S)show discernment;
Take warning, O (j)judges of the earth.
(k)Worship the Lord with (l)(T)reverence
And rejoice with (U)trembling.
(m)Do homage to (V)the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For (W)His wrath may (n)soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who (X)take refuge in Him!


a. Psalm 2:1: ['Or ', Gentiles]
b. Psalm 2:2: ['Or ', Messiah]
c. Psalm 2:4: ['Or ', is enthroned]
d. Psalm 2:6: ['Or ', consecrated]
e. Psalm 2:7: ['Or ', decree: The Lord said to Me]
f. Psalm 2:8: ['Or ', Gentiles]
g. Psalm 2:9: ['Another reading is ', rule]
h. Psalm 2:9: ['Or ', scepter, ' or ', staff]
i. Psalm 2:9: ['Lit ', potter’s ware]
j. Psalm 2:10: ['Or ', leaders]
k. Psalm 2:11: ['Or ', Serve]
l. Psalm 2:11: ['Or ', fear]
m. Psalm 2:12: ['Lit ', Kiss, '; some ancient versions read ', Do homage purely, ', or, ', Lay hold of instruction]
n. Psalm 2:12: ['Or ', quickly, suddenly, easily]

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