The Message

Psalm 2

11-6 Why the big noise, nations?
Why the mean plots, peoples?
Earth-leaders push for position,
Demagogues and delegates meet for summit talks,
The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers:
“Let’s get free of God!
Cast loose from Messiah!”
Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing.
At first he’s amused at their presumption;
Then he gets good and angry.
Furiously, he shuts them up:
“Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet
Is spread for him on the holy summit.”

7-9 Let me tell you what God said next.
He said, “You’re my son,
And today is your birthday.
What do you want? Name it:
Nations as a present? continents as a prize?
You can command them all to dance for you,
Or throw them out with tomorrow’s trash.”

10-12 So, rebel-kings, use your heads;
Upstart-judges, learn your lesson:
Worship God in adoring embrace,
Celebrate in trembling awe. Kiss Messiah!
Your very lives are in danger, you know;
His anger is about to explode,
But if you make a run for God—you won’t regret it!

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!