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.

Nueva Biblia al Día

Salmos 2

Salmos 2

¿Por qué se sublevan las naciones,
    y en vano conspiran los pueblos?
Los reyes de la tierra se rebelan;
    los gobernantes se confabulan contra el Señor
    y contra su *ungido.
Y dicen: «¡Hagamos pedazos sus cadenas!
    ¡Librémonos de su yugo!»

El rey de los cielos se ríe;
    el Señor se burla de ellos.
En su enojo los reprende,
    en su furor los intimida y dice:
«He establecido a mi rey
    sobre *Sión, mi santo monte.»

Yo proclamaré el decreto del Señor:
    «Tú eres mi hijo», me ha dicho;
    «hoy mismo te he engendrado.
Pídeme,
    y como herencia te entregaré las naciones;
    ¡tuyos serán los confines de la tierra!
Las gobernarás con puño[a] de hierro;
    las harás pedazos como a vasijas de barro.»

10 Ustedes, los reyes, sean prudentes;
    déjense enseñar, gobernantes de la tierra.
11 Sirvan al Señor con temor;
    con temblor ríndanle alabanza.
12 Bésenle los pies,[b] no sea que se enoje
    y sean ustedes destruidos en el camino,
    pues su ira se inflama de repente.

¡*Dichosos los que en él buscan refugio!

Notas al pie

  1. Salmos 2:9 puño. Lit. cetro.
  2. Salmos 2:12 Bésenle los pies. Texto de difícil traducción.