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World English Bible

Psalm 2 (WEBP)

[1] Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?
[2] The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against his Anointed,§ saying,
[3] “Let’s break their bonds apart, and cast their cords from us.”
[4] He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord§ will have them in derision.
[5] Then he will speak to them in his anger, and terrify them in his wrath:
[6] “Yet I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion.”
[7] I will tell of the decree: Yahweh said to me, “You are my son. Today I have become your father.
[8] Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
[9] You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
[10] Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
[11] Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
[12] Give sincere homage to the Son,§ lest he be angry, and you perish on the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 2:2 The word “Anointed” is the same as the word for “Messiah” or “Christ”
Psalm 2:4 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”
Psalm 2:12 or, Kiss the son

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 2 (KJVS)

[1] Why do the heathen H1471 rage H7283 (8804), and the people H3816 imagine H1897 (8799) a vain thing H7385?
[2] The kings H4428 of the earth H776 set H3320 (8691) themselves, and the rulers H7336 (8802) take counsel H3245 (8738) together H3162, against the LORD H3068, and against his anointed H4899, [saying],
[3] Let us break H5423 their bands H4147 asunder H5423 (8762), and cast away H7993 (8686) their cords H5688 from us.
[4] He that sitteth H3427 (8802) in the heavens H8064 shall laugh H7832 (8799): the Lord H136 shall have them in derision H3932 (8799).
[5] Then shall he speak H1696 (8762) unto them in his wrath H639, and vex H926 (8762) them in his sore displeasure H2740.
[6] Yet have I set H5258 (8804) my king H4428 upon my holy H6944 hill H2022 of Zion H6726.
[7] I will declare H5608 (8762) the decree H2706: the LORD H3068 hath said H559 (8804) unto me, Thou [art] my Son H1121; this day H3117 have I begotten H3205 (8804) thee.
[8] Ask H7592 (8798) of me, and I shall give H5414 (8799) [thee] the heathen H1471 [for] thine inheritance H5159, and the uttermost parts H657 of the earth H776 [for] thy possession H272.
[9] Thou shalt break H7489 (8799) them with a rod H7626 of iron H1270; thou shalt dash them in pieces H5310 (8762) like a potter’s H3335 (8802) vessel H3627.
[10] Be wise H7919 (8685) now therefore, O ye kings H4428: be instructed H3256 (8734), ye judges H8199 (8802) of the earth H776.
[11] Serve H5647 (8798) the LORD H3068 with fear H3374, and rejoice H1523 (8798) with trembling H7461.
[12] Kiss H5401 (8761) the Son H1248, lest he be angry H599 (8799), and ye perish H6 (8799) [from] the way H1870, when his wrath H639 is kindled H1197 (8799) but a little H4592. Blessed H835 [are] all they that put their trust H2620 (8802) in him.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 2 (YLT)

[1] Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?
[2] Station themselves do kings of the earth, And princes have been united together, Against Jehovah, and against His Messiah:
[3] ‘Let us draw off Their cords, And cast from us Their thick bands.’
[4] He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them.
[5] Then doth He speak unto them in His anger, And in His wrath He doth trouble them:
[6] ‘And I-I have anointed My King, Upon Zion-My holy hill.’
[7] I declare concerning a statute: Jehovah said unto me, ‘My Son Thou art, I to-day have brought thee forth.
[8] Ask of Me and I give nations-thy inheritance, And thy possession-the ends of earth.
[9] Thou dost rule them with a sceptre of iron, As a vessel of a potter Thou dost crush them.’
[10] And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,
[11] Serve ye Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
[12] Kiss the Chosen One, lest He be angry, And ye lose the way, When His anger burneth but a little, O the happiness of all trusting in Him!