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Psalm 2

Psa. 2:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

The kings
melek (Hebrew #4428)
a king
KJV usage: king, royal.
Pronounce: meh'-lek
Origin: from 4427
of the earth
'erets (Hebrew #776)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land)
KJV usage: X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X natins, way, + wilderness, world.
Pronounce: eh'-rets
Origin: from an unused root probably meaning to be firm
yatsab (Hebrew #3320)
to place (any thing so as to stay); reflexively, to station, offer, continue
KJV usage: present selves, remaining, resort, set (selves), (be able to, can, with-) stand (fast, forth, -ing, still, up).
Pronounce: yaw-tsab'
Origin: a primitive root
themselves, and the rulers
razan (Hebrew #7336)
probably to be heavy, i.e. (figuratively) honorable
KJV usage: prince, ruler.
Pronounce: raw-zan'
Origin: a primitive root
take counsel
yacad (Hebrew #3245)
to set (literally or figuratively); intensively, to found; reflexively, to sit down together, i.e. settle, consult
KJV usage: appoint, take counsel, establish, (lay the, lay for a) found(-ation), instruct, lay, ordain, set, X sure.
Pronounce: yaw-sad'
Origin: a primitive root
yachad (Hebrew #3162)
properly, a unit, i.e. (adverb) unitedly
KJV usage: alike, at all (once), both, likewise, only, (al-)together, withal.
Pronounce: yakh'-ad
Origin: from 3161
, against the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
, and against his anointed
mashiyach (Hebrew #4899)
anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah
KJV usage: anointed, Messiah.
Pronounce: maw-shee'-akh
Origin: from 4886
p, saying,

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Ministry on This Verse

Psa. 2:10• 10Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. (Psa. 2:10)
Psa. 48:4• 4For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. (Psa. 48:4)
Psa. 110:5• 5The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. (Psa. 110:5)
Matt. 2:16• 16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. (Matt. 2:16)
Luke 13:31• 31The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. (Luke 13:31)
Luke 23:11‑12• 11And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
12And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
(Luke 23:11‑12)
Acts 12:1‑6• 1Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
2And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
5Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
6And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
(Acts 12:1‑6)
Rev. 17:12‑14• 12And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
(Rev. 17:12‑14)
 The nations are seen in a state of “tumultuous agitation” in opposition to God and to Christ, vainly seeking to throw off divine authority and restraint. (Psalms 2 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

The kings of the earth set themselvesd, and the princes plot together, against Jehovah and against his anointed:

JND Translation Notes

Or "stand up."