Psalm 2

The Reign of the Lord's Anointed

1 Why a do the 1 nations 2 rage,
And the people plot a 3 vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the b rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His c Anointed, 4 saying,
3 "Let d us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us."

4 He who sits in the heavens e shall laugh;
The LORD shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 "Yet I have 5 set My King
6 On My holy hill of Zion."

7 "I will declare the 7 decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
f 'You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 g You shall 8 break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' "

10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12 9 Kiss the Son, lest 10 He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When h His wrath is kindled but a little.
i Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 4:25
    Who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: 'Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?
    Acts 4:26
    The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 12:14
    Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against...
    Matthew 26:3
    Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the el...
    Matthew 26:4
    And plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill ...
    Matthew 26:59 - 66
    Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the ...
    Matthew 27:1
    When morning came, all the chief priests and el...
    Matthew 27:2
    And when they had bound Him, they led Him away ...
    Mark 3:6
    Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plo...
    Mark 11:18
    And the scribes and chief priests heard it and ...
  3. Cross References
    John 1:41
    He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).
  4. Cross References
    Luke 19:14
    "But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We will not have this man to reign over us.'
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 37:13
    The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 3:17
    And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ...
    Mark 1:1
    The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, th...
    Mark 1:11
    Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My belo...
    Luke 3:22
    And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form li...
    John 1:18
    No one has seen God at any time. The only begot...
    Acts 13:33
    "God has fulfilled this for us their children, ...
    Hebrews 1:5
    For to which of the angels did He ever say: "Yo...
    Hebrews 5:5
    So also Christ did not glorify Himself to becom...
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 89:23
    I will beat down his foes before his face, And ...
    Psalms 110:5
    The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execut...
    Psalms 110:6
    He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill...
    Revelation 2:26
    And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until ...
    Revelation 2:27
    He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They sha...
    Revelation 12:5
    She bore a male Child who was to rule all natio...
    Revelation 19:15
    Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that w...
  8. Cross References
    Revelation 6:16
    And said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
    Revelation 6:17
    "For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 5:11
    But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.
    Psalms 34:22
    The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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