‘Ask of Me, and (A)I will surely give (B)the [a]nations as Your inheritance,
And the very (C)ends of the earth as Your possession.
‘You shall [b](D)break them with a [c]rod of iron,
You shall (E)shatter them like [d]earthenware.’”

10 Now therefore, O kings, (F)show discernment;
Take warning, O [e]judges of the earth.
11 [f]Worship the Lord with [g](G)reverence
And rejoice with (H)trembling.
12 [h]Do homage to (I)the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For (J)His wrath may [i]soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who (K)take refuge in Him!

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  1. Psalm 2:8 Or Gentiles
  2. Psalm 2:9 Another reading is rule
  3. Psalm 2:9 Or scepter or staff
  4. Psalm 2:9 Lit potter’s ware
  5. Psalm 2:10 Or leaders
  6. Psalm 2:11 Or Serve
  7. Psalm 2:11 Or fear
  8. Psalm 2:12 Lit Kiss; some ancient versions read Do homage purely, or, Lay hold of instruction
  9. Psalm 2:12 Or quickly, suddenly, easily

12 “For the (A)nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish,
And the nations will be utterly ruined.

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