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Psalm 2:1-7 American Standard Version (ASV)

The reign of Jehovah’s anointed.

Why do the nations [a]rage,
And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bonds asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh:
The Lord will have them in derision.
Then will he speak unto them in his wrath,
And [b]vex them in his sore displeasure:
Yet I have set my king
Upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will tell of the decree:
Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son;
This day have I begotten thee.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or, tumultuously assemble
  2. Psalm 2:5 Or, trouble

Psalm 2:1-7 King James Version (KJV)

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Psalm 2:1-7 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 2

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

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

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage
New International Version (NIV)

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Psalm 2:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Reign of the Lord's Anointed

Why do the nations rage[a]
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
    and the rulers take counsel together,
    against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
    and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
    the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
    and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
    on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
    today I have begotten you.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or nations noisily assemble
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Psalm 2:1-7 New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord’s Chosen King

Why are the nations so angry?
    Why are the people making useless plans?
The kings of the earth prepare to fight,
    and their leaders make plans together
against the Lord
    and his appointed one.
They say, “Let’s break the chains that hold us back
    and throw off the ropes that tie us down.”

But the one who sits in heaven laughs;
    the Lord makes fun of them.
Then the Lord warns them
    and frightens them with his anger.
He says, “I have appointed my own king
    to rule in Jerusalem on my holy mountain, Zion.”

Now I will tell you what the Lord has declared:
He said to me, “You are my son.
    Today I have become your father.

New Century Version (NCV)

The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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