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.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 2

Psalm 2

Why do the nations plan evil together?
    Why do they make useless plans?
The kings of the earth rise up against the Lord.
    The rulers of the earth join together against his anointed king.
“Let us break free from their chains,” they say.
    “Let us throw off their ropes.”

The God who sits on his throne in heaven laughs.
    The Lord makes fun of those rulers and their plans.
When he is angry, he warns them.
    When his anger blazes out, he terrifies them.
He says to them,
    “I have placed my king on my holy mountain of Zion.”

I will announce what the Lord has promised.

He said to me, “You are my son.
    Today I have become your father.
Ask me, and I will give the nations to you.
    All nations on earth will belong to you.
You will break them with an iron scepter.
    You will smash them to pieces like clay pots.”

10 Kings, be wise!
    Rulers of the earth, be warned!
11 Serve the Lord and have respect for him.
    Celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Obey the son completely, or he will be angry.
    Your way of life will lead to your death.
His anger can blaze out at any moment.
    Blessed are all those who go to him for safety.