The Book of Psalms

Chapter 2

American Standard Version

Ps 2:1Why do the nations rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
Ps 2:2The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,
Ps 2:3Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us.
Ps 2:4He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision.
Ps 2:5Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, And vex them in his sore displeasure:
Ps 2:6Yet I have set my king Upon my holy hill of Zion.
Ps 2:7I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee.
Ps 2:8Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Ps 2:9Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Ps 2:10Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Ps 2:11Serve Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling.
Ps 2:12Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, For his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that take refuge in him. A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.