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.

Japanese Living Bible

詩篇 2

1主に向かって怒り狂うとは、
なんと愚かな国々でしょう。
神を出し抜こうとするとは、
なんと身のほど知らずな人々でしょう。
地上の王たちが相集い、
主と、主に油注がれた者への反逆をもくろんでいます。
彼らは言います。
「さあ、神の鎖を断ち切ろう。
神から解放されようではないか。」

天におられる神は、
彼らのむなしい計画を聞いて笑います。
それから、激しい怒りを燃やしてしかりつけ、
彼らを恐れおののかせます。
主は言われます。
「これがわたしの選んだ王だ。
わたしは彼を、わたしの聖なる都エルサレムで即位させた。」

選ばれた方が答えます。

「主の永遠の目的を知らせましょう。
主は私に、『わが子よ、今日はあなたの戴冠式だ。
今、わたしはあなたに、子にふさわしい栄光を与える』
と告げられました。」
「わたしに願い求めよ。
そうすれば、世界のすべての国を授けよう。
国々を鉄の杖で治め、
粘土のつぼのように砕くがよい。」

10 ああ、この世の王、支配者たちよ。
手遅れにならないうちに聞きなさい。
11 敬虔な恐れを抱いて主に仕え、
おののきをもって喜びなさい。
12 神のひとり子の前にひれ伏し、
その足に口づけしなさい。
主の怒りにふれて、滅ぼされてしまう前に。
私はあなたに警告しておきます。
主の怒りがまもなく燃え上がろうとしています。
主に信頼する人は、なんと幸いでしょう。