Psalm 2



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Psalm 2

1-6 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!

A David Psalm, When He Escaped

for His Life from Absalom, His Son