New Translation Psalms 2

Psalm 2  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
Chap. 2
1 Why have the heathen raged, and do the people meditate a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the princes have consulted together, against Jehovah and against his anointed:
3 “Let us break their bands, and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sitteth in the heavens laugheth: the Lord derideth them.
5 Then he speaketh unto them in his anger, and in his wrath he confoundeth them:
6 “Yet have I anointed my king upon Zion the mountain of my holiness.”
7 “Let me declare the decree; Jehovah said unto me, ‘Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.’
8 Ask of me, and I will give nations [for] thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth [for] thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; as a potter's vessel shalt thou dash them in pieces.'“
10 And now, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth;
11 Serve Jehovah with fear and rejoice with trembling;
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and ye perish in the way when his anger consumeth but a little: blessed [are] all who trust in him.