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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 2

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' CommentaryMeyer's Commentary

Verses 1-12

God’s Son upon His Throne

Psalms 2:1-12

This is one of the sublimest of the Psalms, and can find its fulfillment only in our Lord. See Acts 4:25 ; Acts 13:33 ; Hebrews 1:5 ; Hebrews 5:5 ; Revelation 2:27 . The mold in which the psalm is cast is highly dramatic.

The determined hate of the peoples, Psalms 2:1-3

Rage conveys the idea of gesticulations and cries of frenzy. For Psalms 2:2 , see Luke 23:12-13 ; Acts 4:25-26 .

The divine tranquillity, Psalms 2:4-6

The scene shifts to heaven. In spite of all, the eternal purpose moves on. I have set -that is, “anointed.” “Messiah” and “Christ” alike mean anointed, Acts 10:38 .

The manifesto of Messiah, Psalms 2:7-9

Before time began He was the only begotten Son of God, John 17:5 . But His sonship was declared at His resurrection, Acts 13:30-37 . The world is His, to be won by the Cross and intercession.

Overtures of peace, Psalms 2:12

Kiss, 1 Samuel 10:1 . This psalm closes as the first began, “Oh, the blessedness!”

Bibliographical Information
Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 2". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/psalms-2.html. 1914.
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