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 (Traditional)

詩篇 2

上帝膏立的君王

1列國為何咆哮?
萬民為何枉費心機?
世上的君王一同行動,
官長聚集商議,
要抵擋耶和華和祂所膏立的王。
他們說:
「讓我們掙斷他們的鎖鏈,
脫去他們的捆索!」
坐在天上寶座上的主必笑他們,
祂必嘲笑他們。
那時,祂必怒斥他們,
使他們充滿恐懼。
祂說:
「在我的錫安聖山上,
我已立了我的君王。」
那位君王說:
「我要宣告耶和華的旨意,
祂對我說,『你是我的兒子,
我今日成為你父親。
你向我祈求,我必把列國賜給你作產業,
讓天下都歸你所有。
你要用鐵杖統治他們,
把他們像陶器一般打碎。』」
10 君王啊,要慎思明辨!
世上的統治者啊,要接受勸誡!
11 要以敬畏的心事奉耶和華,
要喜樂也要戰戰兢兢。
12 要降服在祂兒子面前,
免得祂發怒,
你們便在罪惡中滅亡,
因為祂的怒氣將臨。
投靠祂的人有福了!