14 The nations will hear and tremble;(A)
    anguish(B) will grip the people of Philistia.(C)
15 The chiefs(D) of Edom(E) will be terrified,
    the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,(F)
the people[a] of Canaan will melt(G) away;
16     terror(H) and dread will fall on them.
By the power of your arm
    they will be as still as a stone(I)
until your people pass by, Lord,
    until the people you bought[b](J) pass by.(K)

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  1. Exodus 15:15 Or rulers
  2. Exodus 15:16 Or created

25 This very day I will begin to put the terror(A) and fear(B) of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble(C) and be in anguish because of you.”

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Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire[a]
    and the peoples plot(A) in vain?
The kings(B) of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
    against the Lord and against his anointed,(C) saying,
“Let us break their chains(D)
    and throw off their shackles.”(E)

The One enthroned(F) in heaven laughs;(G)
    the Lord scoffs at them.
He rebukes them in his anger(H)
    and terrifies them in his wrath,(I) saying,
“I have installed my king(J)
    on Zion,(K) my holy mountain.(L)

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;(M)
    today I have become your father.(N)
Ask me,
    and I will make the nations(O) your inheritance,(P)
    the ends of the earth(Q) your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron[b];(R)
    you will dash them to pieces(S) like pottery.(T)

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;(U)
    be warned, you rulers(V) of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear(W)
    and celebrate his rule(X) with trembling.(Y)
12 Kiss his son,(Z) or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath(AA) can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed(AB) are all who take refuge(AC) in him.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage
  2. Psalm 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)