A A A A A
Bible Book List

Psalm 2 Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 2

Why do the nations rant?
    Why do the peoples rave uselessly?
The earth’s rulers take their stand;
    the leaders scheme together
    against the Lord and
    against his anointed one.
        “Come!” they say.
        “We will tear off their ropes
        and throw off their chains!”
The one who rules in heaven laughs;
    my Lord makes fun of them.
But then God speaks to them angrily;
    then he terrifies them with his fury:
        “I hereby appoint my king on Zion,
        my holy mountain!”

I will announce the Lord’s decision:
    He said to me, “You are my son,
        today I have become your father.
Just ask me,
    and I will make the nations your possession;
    the far corners of the earth will be your property.
You will smash them with an iron rod;
    you will shatter them like a pottery jar.”

10 So kings, wise up!
    Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the Lord reverently—
    trembling, 12 kiss his feet[a]
        or else he will become angry,
        and your way will be destroyed
    because his anger ignites in an instant.

But all who take refuge in the Lord are truly happy!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:12 Correction; Heb uncertain; MT rejoice with trembling, kiss the son (but with son in Aram, not Heb)
Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Psalm 45 Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 45

For the music leader. According to “The Lilies.” Of the Korahites. A maskil.[a] A love song.

45 A marvelous word has stirred my heart
    as I mention my works to the king.
        My tongue is the pen of a skillful scribe.

You are the most handsome of men;
    grace has been poured out on your lips.
        No wonder God has blessed you forever!
Strap on your sword, great warrior,
    with your glory and grandeur.
Go and succeed in your grandeur!
    Ride out on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness!
    Let your strong hand perform awesome deeds.[b]
Let the peoples fall beneath you.
    May your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies.
Your divine throne is eternal and everlasting.
    Your royal scepter is a scepter of justice.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness.
    No wonder God, your God, has anointed you
    with the oil of joy more than all your companions!
All your clothes have the pleasing scent of myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
    The music of stringed instruments coming from ivory palaces entertains you.
The royal princess is standing in your precious jewels; [c]
    the queen stands at your right, dressed in the gold of Ophir.

10 Listen, daughter; pay attention, and listen closely!
    Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 Let the king desire your beauty.
    Because he is your master, bow down to him now.
12 The city of Tyre, the wealthiest of all,
    will seek your favor with gifts, 13 with riches of every sort
    for the royal princess, dressed in pearls,[d]
        her robe embroidered with gold.
14 In robes of many colors, she is led to the king.
    Her attendants, the young women servants following her,
    are presented to you as well.
15 As they enter the king’s palace,
    they are led in with celebration and joy.

16 Your sons, great king, will succeed your fathers;[e]
    you will appoint them as princes throughout the land.
17 I will perpetuate your name from one generation to the next
    so the peoples will praise you forever and always.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 45:1 Perhaps instruction
  2. Psalm 45:4 Heb uncertain
  3. Psalm 45:9 Syr; MT royal princess is among your precious ones.
  4. Psalm 45:13 Correction; Heb lacks for; Heb uncertain in 45:12-13.
  5. Psalm 45:16 Heb lacks great king.
Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

  Back

1 of 1

You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes