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Psalms 2

Introduction

1The kingdom of Christ.
10Kings are exhorted to accept it.

Verse 1

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
A. M. 2963. B.C. 1042. Why
18:42; 46:6; 83:4-8; Isaiah 8:9; Luke 18:32; Acts 4:25
rage
or, tumultuously assemble.
Luke 22:1,2,5,22,23; Acts 16:22; 17:5,6; 19:28-32
people
Matthew 21:38; John 11:49,50; Acts 5:33; Revelation 17:14
imagine
Heb. meditate.
Reciprocal: Genesis 11:6 - imagined; Numbers 23:25 - General; Numbers 24:19 - Of Jacob; Joshua 1:18 - that doth rebel; Joshua 9:2 - gathered; Joshua 11:1 - he sent; 2 Samuel 3:8 - do show; 2 Samuel 5:17 - But when; 2 Samuel 10:15 - gathered; 2 Samuel 22:44 - delivered; 1 Kings 12:16 - now see; 2 Kings 19:28 - thy rage; 1 Chronicles 14:8 - all the Philistines; 1 Chronicles 19:16 - and drew; 2 Chronicles 10:16 - David; 2 Chronicles 13:8 - the kingdom; Ezra 4:5 - hired; Nehemiah 4:8 - all; Psalm 4:2 - love; Psalm 9:5 - rebuked; Psalm 9:19 - let the; Psalm 21:11 - imagined; Psalm 28:4 - and; Psalm 33:10 - The Lord; Psalm 45:5 - sharp; Psalm 56:6 - gather; Psalm 57:9 - General; Psalm 62:4 - consult; Psalm 65:7 - tumult; Psalm 74:23 - tumult; Psalm 83:2 - lo; Psalm 89:23 - plague; Psalm 93:3 - the floods lift; Psalm 94:21 - gather; Psalm 102:8 - mad; Psalm 119:23 - Princes; Psalm 139:20 - thine; Psalm 140:2 - imagine; Isaiah 8:10 - counsel; Isaiah 10:27 - because; Isaiah 33:11 - conceive; Isaiah 37:29 - rage; Isaiah 45:24 - and all; Isaiah 54:17 - weapon; Jeremiah 31:22 - A woman; Ezekiel 11:2 - General; Ezekiel 38:7 - General; Hosea 7:15 - imagine; Nahum 1:9 - do; Matthew 2:6 - a Governor; Matthew 10:18 - be; Matthew 20:18 - and the; Matthew 26:3 - assembled; Matthew 27:62 - the chief priests; Matthew 28:12 - General; Mark 11:27 - the chief; Mark 14:1 - chief; Mark 14:43 - and with; Mark 15:31 - also; Luke 1:51 - he hath scattered; Luke 6:11 - they; Luke 19:14 - General; Luke 20:14 - the heir; Luke 20:43 - General; Luke 22:66 - elders; Luke 24:44 - in the psalms; John 7:19 - Why; Acts 2:36 - that same; Acts 4:17 - that it; Acts 5:17 - the high; Acts 14:5 - when; Acts 23:12 - certain; 1 Corinthians 2:6 - of the; 1 Corinthians 3:20 - that; 2 Peter 2:10 - despise; Revelation 11:18 - the nations

Verse 2

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
kings
10; 48:4; 110:5; Matthew 2:16; Luke 13:31; 23:11,12; Acts 12:1-6; Revelation 17:12-14
rulers
Matthew 26:3,59; 27:1; Acts 4:5-8
Lord
Exodus 16:7; Proverbs 21:30; John 15:23; Acts 9:4
anointed
45:7; 89:20; Isaiah 61:1; John 1:41; 3:34; Acts 10:38; Hebrews 1:9
Reciprocal: Exodus 2:14 - Who; Numbers 16:13 - thou make; Deuteronomy 17:15 - whom; Joshua 9:2 - gathered; 1 Samuel 2:10 - anointed; 1 Samuel 2:35 - mine; 1 Samuel 16:12 - anoint him; 2 Samuel 16:20 - Give counsel; 1 Kings 1:7 - And he conferred; 2 Chronicles 6:42 - thine anointed; Ezra 4:5 - hired; Job 34:19 - princes; Psalm 3:6 - set; Psalm 20:6 - Now; Psalm 28:8 - his; Psalm 59:3 - the mighty; Psalm 64:2 - insurrection; Psalm 69:19 - mine; Psalm 71:10 - take; Psalm 74:23 - tumult; Psalm 83:2 - lo; Psalm 83:5 - For; Psalm 84:9 - the face; Psalm 119:23 - Princes; Psalm 140:2 - imagine; Isaiah 7:5 - Syria; Isaiah 8:10 - counsel; Isaiah 37:22 - hath despised; Isaiah 45:9 - unto him; Jeremiah 5:5 - but these; Ezekiel 11:2 - General; Daniel 6:7 - have consulted; Matthew 2:4 - the chief; Matthew 21:38 - This; Matthew 22:15 - went; Matthew 26:4 - consulted; Mark 12:7 - This; Mark 14:43 - and with; Mark 15:1 - straightway; Luke 2:11 - which; Luke 2:26 - the Lord's; Luke 4:18 - anointed; Luke 6:11 - they; John 10:36 - whom; John 11:47 - gathered; John 11:53 - they; Acts 4:27 - whom; Acts 19:28 - they

Verse 3

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Jeremiah 5:5; Luke 19:14,27; 1 Peter 2:7,8
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:8 - reign over us; Numbers 16:13 - thou make; Jeremiah 44:16 - we; Mark 12:7 - This

Verse 4

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
He that
11:4; 68:33; 115:3; Isaiah 40:22; 57:15; 66:1
shall laugh
37:13; 53:5; 59:8; 2 Kings 19:21; Proverbs 1:26
Reciprocal: Genesis 11:7 - confound; Esther 6:4 - to speak; Psalm 103:19 - prepared; Psalm 123:1 - O thou; Isaiah 7:7 - General; Jeremiah 48:26 - and he also; Matthew 21:41 - He will; Luke 19:15 - having; Acts 5:23 - The prison; Romans 15:12 - and he

Verse 5

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Then
50:16-22; Isaiah 11:4; 66:6; Matthew 22:7; 23:33-36; Luke 19:27,43,44; Revelation 1:16; 19:15
vex
or, trouble. sore.
110:5,6; Zechariah 1:15
Reciprocal: Job 36:18 - Because; Psalm 2:12 - when; Psalm 6:1 - rebuke; Psalm 6:10 - sore; Psalm 21:9 - in his; Psalm 76:12 - He shall; Psalm 98:1 - his right; Psalm 109:20 - Let this; Isaiah 25:11 - he shall bring; Isaiah 30:30 - the Lord; Micah 4:3 - and rebuke; Matthew 21:41 - He will

Verse 6

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Yet
45:6; 89:27,36,37; 110:1,2; Isaiah 9:6,7; Daniel 7:13,14; Matthew 28:18; Acts 2:34-36; 5:30,31; Ephesians 1:22; Philippians 2:9-11
set
Heb. anointed. my, etc. Heb. Zion, the hill of my holiness.
48:1,2; 50:2; 78:68; 132:13,14; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 14:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:29 - Let people; Numbers 24:7 - his king; Deuteronomy 17:15 - whom; Deuteronomy 18:18 - like unto; Deuteronomy 20:13 - thou shalt smite; 1 Samuel 2:10 - he shall; 1 Samuel 16:12 - anoint him; 2 Samuel 5:7 - Zion; 2 Samuel 23:1 - the anointed; 1 Kings 1:35 - I have; 2 Kings 9:6 - I have anointed; 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the castle; 1 Chronicles 11:7 - David dwelt; 1 Chronicles 12:23 - according; 1 Chronicles 17:14 - in mine; 2 Chronicles 5:2 - which is Zion; Psalm 3:4 - his; Psalm 15:1 - holy; Psalm 16:5 - thou; Psalm 18:50 - Great; Psalm 20:9 - let; Psalm 21:1 - The king; Psalm 24:10 - he is; Psalm 29:10 - King; Psalm 43:3 - thy holy; Psalm 45:1 - touching; Psalm 63:11 - the king; Psalm 68:15 - of God; Psalm 73:1 - Truly; Psalm 84:9 - the face; Psalm 98:1 - his right; Psalm 99:1 - Lord; Psalm 99:9 - his holy; Psalm 109:20 - Let this; Psalm 121:1 - lift up; Psalm 145:11 - the glory; Proverbs 8:23 - General; Isaiah 10:27 - because; Isaiah 52:13 - he shall; Isaiah 55:4 - a leader; Isaiah 56:7 - them will; Isaiah 61:1 - anointed; Ezekiel 17:22 - upon; Ezekiel 20:40 - in mine; Ezekiel 21:27 - until; Ezekiel 34:24 - a prince; Ezekiel 34:26 - my hill; Ezekiel 37:22 - and one; Daniel 2:44 - set up; Daniel 7:27 - and all; Daniel 9:24 - and to anoint; Obadiah 1:21 - and the; Micah 4:7 - and the; Zechariah 4:14 - These; Zechariah 9:9 - behold; Zechariah 12:8 - the house; Zechariah 14:9 - the Lord; Matthew 2:2 - born; Matthew 6:10 - Thy kingdom; Matthew 11:3 - Art; Matthew 21:5 - thy King; Matthew 25:34 - the King; Matthew 26:63 - the Christ; Mark 15:26 - The King of the Jews; Luke 2:26 - the Lord's; Luke 4:18 - anointed; Luke 23:42 - thy; John 1:49 - the King; John 5:27 - hath; John 8:54 - it is; John 10:36 - whom; John 17:2 - As; John 18:33 - the king; Acts 2:30 - he; Acts 3:13 - hath; Acts 4:27 - whom; Acts 10:36 - he is; Acts 10:38 - God; Acts 13:22 - he raised; Acts 26:6 - the promise; 1 Corinthians 15:25 - General; Colossians 1:13 - the kingdom; Hebrews 1:2 - appointed; Hebrews 1:9 - anointed; Hebrews 2:8 - hast; Hebrews 3:6 - as

Verse 7

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
the decree
or, for a decree.
148:6; Job 23:13; Isaiah 46:10
Thou
Matthew 3:17; 8:29; 16:16; 17:5; Acts 8:37; 13:33; Romans 1:4; Hebrews 1:5; 3:6; Hebrews 5:5,8
this
89:27; John 1:14,18; 3:16; Hebrews 1:6
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:31 - a buckler; 1 Chronicles 17:13 - my son; Psalm 2:12 - Son; Proverbs 8:24 - I was; Proverbs 30:4 - and what; Ezekiel 21:10 - General; Daniel 4:24 - the decree; Zechariah 12:8 - the house; Malachi 3:2 - like fullers'; Matthew 14:33 - Of; Matthew 26:63 - the Christ; Mark 1:1 - son; Mark 1:11 - Thou; Mark 9:7 - This; Mark 12:6 - one; Mark 14:61 - the Son; Luke 1:35 - the Son of God; Luke 3:22 - Thou art; Luke 22:70 - the Son; John 1:34 - this; John 6:27 - for him; John 9:35 - the Son; John 20:31 - these; Acts 9:20 - that; Romans 1:3 - his Son; 1 Corinthians 15:4 - according; 2 Corinthians 1:19 - the Son; Colossians 1:13 - the kingdom; Hebrews 1:4 - by; 1 John 1:3 - declare; 1 John 4:9 - only; Revelation 2:18 - the Son

Verse 8

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Ask
John 17:4,5
and I
22:27; 72:8; Daniel 7:13
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:17 - thy seed; Leviticus 25:44 - General; Joshua 10:24 - put your feet; 2 Samuel 22:44 - head; Psalm 9:5 - rebuked; Psalm 21:2 - General; Psalm 65:8 - in the; Psalm 67:4 - govern; Psalm 82:8 - thou; Psalm 89:25 - I will; Psalm 96:10 - the Lord; Psalm 110:2 - rule; Psalm 111:6 - that he; Song of Solomon 8:8 - what; Isaiah 2:2 - and all; Isaiah 9:7 - the increase; Isaiah 24:16 - uttermost part; Isaiah 25:11 - he shall bring; Isaiah 40:10 - his arm; Isaiah 49:8 - to cause; Isaiah 53:12 - will I; Jeremiah 12:17 - if; Ezekiel 19:11 - she had; Ezekiel 45:7 - General; Daniel 2:34 - which; Joel 3:12 - for; Micah 5:8 - as a lion; Zephaniah 2:11 - and men; Zechariah 9:10 - his dominion; Zechariah 14:17 - that; Matthew 22:44 - till; Luke 20:14 - the heir; Luke 20:16 - destroy; John 3:35 - and; John 11:22 - God will give it thee; Acts 2:35 - thy foes; Romans 4:13 - For the; 1 Corinthians 15:28 - all things; Hebrews 1:4 - by; Revelation 2:27 - he shall; Revelation 7:9 - a great; Revelation 10:2 - he set; Revelation 12:10 - the power; Revelation 17:14 - the Lamb shall

Verse 9

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
21:8,9; 89:23; 110:5,6; Isaiah 30:14; 60:12; Jeremiah 19:11; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 21:44; Revelation 2:26,27; 12:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:17 - thy seed; Exodus 15:6 - dashed; Leviticus 15:12 - shall be broken; Leviticus 25:44 - General; Numbers 24:8 - break; Judges 7:19 - brake; 1 Samuel 2:10 - adversaries; Job 34:24 - break; Psalm 9:5 - rebuked; Psalm 21:2 - General; Psalm 31:12 - a broken vessel; Psalm 45:4 - right; Psalm 72:4 - break; Psalm 72:9 - his enemies; Psalm 110:2 - rule; Isaiah 11:4 - and he shall; Isaiah 40:10 - his arm; Jeremiah 13:14 - I will dash; Jeremiah 25:34 - ye shall; Jeremiah 48:12 - empty; Jeremiah 48:38 - broken; Ezekiel 19:11 - she had; Ezekiel 45:7 - General; Joel 3:12 - for; Matthew 21:41 - He will; Matthew 22:44 - till; Luke 19:27 - General; Luke 20:16 - destroy; 1 Corinthians 15:28 - all things; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - taking; Revelation 6:16 - and from; Revelation 17:14 - the Lamb shall; Revelation 19:15 - and he shall

Verse 10

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Be wise
Jeremiah 6:8; Hosea 14:9
O
45:12; 72:10,11; Isaiah 49:23; 52:15; 60:3,10,11
be instructed
82:1-8
Reciprocal: Judges 5:3 - O ye kings; 1 Samuel 15:1 - hearken; 2 Chronicles 23:11 - the testimony; 2 Chronicles 24:23 - princes; Psalm 2:2 - kings; Psalm 29:1 - Give; Psalm 66:7 - let; Psalm 76:12 - He shall; Psalm 89:27 - higher; Psalm 148:11 - Kings; Isaiah 49:7 - Kings; Jeremiah 19:3 - Hear; Daniel 2:47 - a Lord; Daniel 9:12 - our judges; Jonah 3:6 - and he arose; Revelation 6:15 - the kings; Revelation 12:5 - rule

Verse 11

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Serve
89:7; Hebrews 12:28,29
rejoice
95:1-8; 97:1; 99:1; 119:120; Philippians 2:12; Hebrews 4:1,2; 12:25
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:12 - now; 1 Samuel 15:1 - hearken; 2 Chronicles 24:23 - princes; Job 41:10 - dare; Psalm 4:4 - Stand; Psalm 130:4 - that thou mayest; Proverbs 28:14 - Happy; Daniel 2:47 - a Lord; Daniel 6:26 - tremble; Hosea 11:10 - shall tremble; Matthew 28:8 - with; Luke 8:47 - she came; 2 Corinthians 7:11 - fear; 2 Corinthians 7:15 - with

Verse 12

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Kiss
Genesis 41:40,43,44; 1 Samuel 10:1; 1 Kings 19:18; Hosea 13:2; John 5:23
Son
and, etc
Or, "and ye lose the way," or, "and ye perish in the way." The LXX., and Vulgate have, "and ye perish from the righteous way:" and the Syriac, "and ye perish from his way."
ye perish
1:6; John 14:6
when
5; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; Revelation 6:16,17; 14:9-11
Blessed
40:4; 84:12; 146:3-5; Proverbs 16:20; Isaiah 26:3,4; 30:18; Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 9:33; Romans 10:11; Ephesians 1:12; 1 Peter 1:21; 2:6 Reciprocal: Exodus 18:7 - kissed; Exodus 23:21 - Beware of him; Numbers 24:9 - who shall; Deuteronomy 31:17 - my anger; 1 Chronicles 17:13 - my son; Job 31:27 - my mouth hath kissed my hand; Job 36:18 - Because; Job 41:10 - dare; Psalm 1:1 - Blessed; Psalm 4:5 - put; Psalm 21:9 - in his; Psalm 32:10 - but; Psalm 34:8 - blessed; Psalm 45:11 - worship; Psalm 68:30 - every; Psalm 76:7 - when; Psalm 99:1 - people; Psalm 109:20 - Let this; Psalm 130:4 - that thou mayest; Song of Solomon 1:2 - him; Song of Solomon 8:1 - I would; Isaiah 60:12 - General; Jeremiah 39:18 - because; Ezekiel 37:22 - and one; Nahum 1:6 - can stand; Zephaniah 2:2 - before the fierce; Matthew 2:11 - worshipped; Matthew 5:3 - Blessed; Matthew 21:44 - whosoever; Matthew 28:17 - worshipped; Mark 12:6 - They; Luke 14:21 - being; Luke 22:70 - the Son; John 3:36 - but; John 6:29 - This; John 9:35 - the Son; John 9:38 - Lord; John 20:31 - these; Acts 9:5 - it is; Acts 9:20 - that; Hebrews 3:6 - as; 1 John 3:23 - his commandment

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-2.html.