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.

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!