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Psalm 2



1                    Why do the nations conspirea and the peoples plot in vain?


2                    The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against His Anointed Oneb.


3                    “Let us break their chains,” they say, “and throw off their fetters.”


4                    The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the LORD scoffs at them.


5                    Then He rebukes them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath, saying,


6                    “I have installed my Kingc on Zion, my holy hill.”


7                    I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my Sond; today I have become your Father.e


8                    Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.


9                    You will rule them with an iron scepterf; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”


10               Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.


11               Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.


12               Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment.  Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.

a1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage

b2 Or anointed one

c6 Or king

d7 Or son; also in verse 12

e7 Or have begotten you

f9 Or will break them with a rod of iron