I will declare the [a]decree: that is, the Lord hath said unto me, (A)Thou art my son; this [b]day have I begotten thee.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:7 To show that my vocation to the kingdom, is of God.
  2. Psalm 2:7 That is to say, as touching man’s knowledge, because it was the first time that David appeared to be elected of God. So is it applied to Christ in his first coming and manifestation to the world.

[a]For unto which of the Angels said he at any time, (A)Thou art my Son, [b]this day begat I thee? and again, I (B)will be his Father, and he shall be my Son:

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  1. Hebrews 1:5 He proveth and confirmeth the dignity of Christ manifested in the flesh by these six evident testimonies, whereby it appeareth that he far passeth all Angels, insomuch that he is called both Son, and God, in verses 5, 6, 7, 10, 13.
  2. Hebrews 1:5 The Father begat the Son from everlasting, but that everlasting generation was made manifest and represented to the world in his time, and therefore he addeth this word (Today.)

So likewise Christ took not to himself this honor to be made the high Priest, but he that said unto him, (A)Thou art my son, this day begat I thee, gave it him.

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