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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 2:1-12

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Jehovah and his anointed

    • Jehovah laughs at the nations (4)

    • Jehovah installs his king (6)

    • Honor the son (12)

2  Why are the nations agitated And the peoples muttering* an empty thing?+   The kings of the earth take their stand And high officials gather together* as one+ Against Jehovah and against his anointed one.*+   They say: “Let us tear off their shackles And throw off their ropes!”   The One enthroned in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah will scoff at them.   At that time he will speak to them in his anger And terrify them in his burning anger,   Saying: “I myself have installed my king+ On Zion,+ my holy mountain.”   Let me proclaim the decree of Jehovah; He said to me: “You are my son;+ Today I have become your father.+   Ask of me, and I will give nations as your inheritance And the ends of the earth as your possession.+   You will break them with an iron scepter,+ And you will smash them like a piece of pottery.”+ 10  So now, you kings, show insight; Accept correction,* you judges of the earth. 11  Serve Jehovah with fear, And rejoice with trembling. 12  Honor* the son,+ or God* will become indignant And you will perish from the way,+ For His anger flares up quickly. Happy are all those taking refuge in Him.

Footnotes

Or “meditating on.”
Or “take counsel together.”
Or “his Christ.”
Or “Be warned.”
Lit., “Kiss.”
Lit., “he.”