Psalms 2

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1 Why do the nations fume,
and the peoples meditate·​·on emptiness?

2 The kings of the earth stood·​·forth, and the rulers consulted together,
against Jehovah, and against His anointed.

3 Let us pull·​·off their bonds,
and cast·​·away from us their ropes.

4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
the Lord shall hold· them ·in·​·derision.

5 Then He shall speak to them in His anger,
and in His fierceness vex them.

6 But I have anointed* My king
upon Zion, the mountain of My holiness.

7 I will tell·​·of the statute; Jehovah has said to me,
Thou art My Son; today I have begotten Thee.

8 Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for Thine inheritance,
and for Thy possession the ends of the earth.

9 Thou shalt break· them ·up with a scepter of iron;
as a vessel of a potter Thou shalt scatter them.

10 And now, O ye kings, have·​·intelligence;
be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve Jehovah with fear,
and rejoice with quivering.

12 Kiss the Son, lest He be·​·angry,
and you perish in the way,
for His anger will burn for·​·but a·​·little.
Happy are all they who confide in Him.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.