Amplified Bible

Psalm 2

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.

1Why are the [a]nations in an [b]uproar [in turmoil against God],
And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot?

The kings of the earth take their stand;
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and His Anointed (the Davidic King, the Messiah, the Christ), saying,

“Let us break apart their [divine] bands [of restraint]
And cast away their cords [of control] from us.”


He who sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion];
The [Sovereign] [c]Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].

Then He will speak to them in His [profound] anger
And terrify them with His displeasure, saying,

“Yet as for Me, I have anointed and firmly installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”


“I will declare the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son;
This day [I proclaim] I have begotten You.

‘Ask of Me, and I will assuredly give [You] the nations as Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth as Your possession.

‘You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall shatter them [in pieces] like earthenware.’”

10 
Now therefore, O kings, act wisely;
Be instructed and take warning, O leaders (judges, rulers) of the earth.
11 
Worship the Lord and serve Him with reverence [with awe-inspired fear and submissive wonder];
Rejoice [yet do so] with trembling.
12 
Kiss (pay respect to) the [d]Son, so that He does not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled and set aflame.
How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] are all those who take refuge in Him!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or Gentiles.
  2. Psalm 2:1 I.e. a confusion of voices.
  3. Psalm 2:4 Heb Adonai.
  4. Psalm 2:12 The word in the original is bar, taken to be the Aramaic for “son.” But it is surprising that an Aramaic word would be used here. The ancient rabbis maintained that a different word with the same spelling in Hebrew was intended, whose meaning is “pure.” They claimed that it is a reference to the Torah, on the ground that all the words in the Torah are pure.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 2

上帝膏立的君王

1列国为何咆哮?
万民为何枉费心机?
世上的君王一同行动,
官长聚集商议,
要抵挡耶和华和祂所膏立的王。
他们说:
“让我们挣断他们的锁链,
脱去他们的捆索!”
坐在天上宝座上的主必笑他们,
祂必嘲笑他们。
那时,祂必怒斥他们,
使他们充满恐惧。
祂说:
“在我的锡安圣山上,
我已立了我的君王。”
那位君王说:
“我要宣告耶和华的旨意,
祂对我说,‘你是我的儿子,
我今日成为你父亲。
你向我祈求,我必把列国赐给你作产业,
让天下都归你所有。
你要用铁杖统治他们,
把他们像陶器一般打碎。’”
10 君王啊,要慎思明辨!
世上的统治者啊,要接受劝诫!
11 要以敬畏的心事奉耶和华,
要喜乐也要战战兢兢。
12 要降服在祂儿子面前,
免得祂发怒,
你们便在罪恶中灭亡,
因为祂的怒气将临。
投靠祂的人有福了!