Psalm 2
Coronation of the Son
1Why2:1–2 Ac 4:25–26 do the nations rage2:1 Is 17:12–13
and the peoples plot in vain?2:1 Ps 83:2–3
2The kings of the earth take their stand,2:2 Jr 49:19; 50:44
and the rulers conspire together
against the Lord and his Anointed One:2:2 Or anointed one2:2 1Sm 2:10; 12:3,5; 2Sm 22:51; Ps 18:50; 20:6; 28:8
3“Let’s tear off their chains
and throw their ropes off of us.”2:3 Is 58:6; Jr 5:5; Nah 1:13

4The one enthroned2:4 Lit who sits in heaven laughs;
the Lord ridicules them.2:4 Ps 37:13; 59:8
5Then he speaks to them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath:2:5 Ps 90:7
6“I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”2:6 Ps 48:2; Is 24:23

7I will declare the Lord’s decree.
He said to me, “You are my Son;2:7 Or son, also in v. 12
today I have become your Father.2:7 Mt 3:17; Lk 3:22; Ac 13:33; Heb 1:5; 5:5
8Ask of me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance
and the ends of the earth your possession.2:8 Jos 23:4; Ps 111:6
9You will break them with an iron scepter;
you will shatter them like pottery.”2:8–9 Ps 89:23; Rv 2:26–27; 12:5; 19:15

10So now, kings, be wise;
receive instruction, you judges of the earth.
11Serve the Lord with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling.2:11 Heb 12:28
12Pay homage to2:12 Lit Kiss the Son or he will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,2:12 Lit perish in the way2:12 Jn 3:18
for his anger may ignite at any moment.2:12 2Th 1:7–8
All who take refuge in him are happy.2:12 Ps 5:11; 34:8,22