The Prophet David rejoiceth, that notwithstanding his enemies’ rage, yet God will continue his kingdom forever, and advance it even to the end of the world,  10 and therefore exhorteth kings and rulers, that they would humbly submit themselves under God’s yoke, because it is in vain to resist God.  Herein is figured Christ’s kingdom.

Why do the [a]heathen (A)rage, and the people murmur in vain.

The kings of the earth band themselves, and the Princes are assembled together against the Lord, and against his [b]Christ.

[c]Let us break their bands, and cast their cords from us.

(B)But he that dwelleth in the heaven shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

[d]Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure, saying,

Even I have set my King upon Zion mine holy mountain.

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

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the [g]ends of the earth for thy possession.

(D)Thou shalt crush them with a scepter of iron, and break them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 [h]Be wise now therefore, ye kings: be learned ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord in fear, and rejoice in trembling.

12 [i]Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye [j]perish in the way, when his wrath shall suddenly burn. Blessed are all that trust in him.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:1 The conspiracy of the Gentiles, the murmuring of the Jews, and power of kings cannot prevail against Christ.
  2. Psalm 2:2 Or, anointed.
  3. Psalm 2:3 Thus the wicked say, that they will cast off the yoke of God, and of his Christ.
  4. Psalm 2:5 God’s plagues will declare that in resisting his Christ, they fought against him.
  5. Psalm 2:7 To show that my vocation to the kingdom, is of God.
  6. 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.
  7. Psalm 2:8 Not only the Jews, but the Gentiles also.
  8. Psalm 2:10 He exhorteth all rulers to repent in time.
  9. Psalm 2:12 In sign of homage.
  10. Psalm 2:12 When the wicked shall say, Peace and rest, seeming yet to be but in the mind way of their purposes, then shall destruction suddenly come, 1Thess. 5:3.