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F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary
Psalms 2



Verses 1-12


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!”


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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 2:4". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". 1914.

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