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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 rage (), and the people imagine () a vain thing ?
[2] The kings of the earth set () themselves, and the rulers () take counsel () together , against the LORD , and against his anointed , [saying],
[3] Let us break their bands asunder (), and cast away () their cords from us.
[4] He that sitteth () in the heavens shall laugh (): the Lord shall have them in derision ().
[5] Then shall he speak () unto them in his wrath , and vex () them in his sore displeasure .
[6] Yet have I set () my king upon my holy hill of Zion .
[7] I will declare () the decree : the LORD hath said () unto me, Thou [art] my Son ; this day have I begotten () thee.
[8] Ask () of me, and I shall give () [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance , and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession .
[9] Thou shalt break () them with a rod of iron ; thou shalt dash them in pieces () like a potter’s () vessel .
[10] Be wise () now therefore, O ye kings : be instructed (), ye judges () of the earth .
[11] Serve () the LORD with fear , and rejoice () with trembling .
[12] Kiss () the Son , lest he be angry (), and ye perish () [from] the way , when his wrath is kindled () but a little . Blessed [are] all they that put their trust () 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!