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Coronation of Messianic King

Psalm 2

Why are the nations in an uproar,
and the peoples mutter vanity?
The kings of earth set themselves up[a]
and rulers conspire together[b] against Adonai
and against His Anointed One[c]:
“Let’s rip their chains apart,
and throw their ropes off us!”
He who sits in heaven laughs!
Adonai mocks them.
So He will speak to them in His anger,
and terrify them in His fury:
“I have set up My king
upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

I will declare the decree of Adonai.
He said to me: “You are My Son—
today I have become Your Father.[d]
Ask Me,
    and I will give the nations as Your inheritance,
and the far reaches of the earth as Your possession.
You shall break the nations with an iron scepter.[e]
You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s jar.”[f]

10 So now, O kings, be wise,
take warning, O judges of the earth!
11 Serve Adonai with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He become angry,
and you perish along your way—
since His wrath may flare up suddenly.
Happy is everyone taking refuge in Him!


  1. Psalm 2:2 Hebraically, usurping power.
  2. Psalm 2:2 cf. Mark 3:6.
  3. Psalm 2:2 Heb. Mashiach, or Messiah. cf. John 1:41.
  4. Psalm 2:7 cf. Matt. 3:17.
  5. Psalm 2:9 cf. Rev. 12:5, 19:15.
  6. Psalm 2:9 cf. Rev. 2:27.