Psalm 2

The kings of the earth will oppose the LORD’s Anointed. However, he will have a ministry that will reach to the uttermost parts of the earth.





VERSE 1. Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?


VERSE 2. The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his Anointed, saying,

his Anointed. The Hebrew word is masheekha, which means “Messiah.” It is translated into Greek as christos, which means “the Christ.”


VERSE 3. “Let’s break their bonds apart, and cast their cords from us.”

break their bonds. The nations wished to be free of the political control of this king. They felt bound as if they were tied down.


VERSE 4. He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.

He who sits. The description is anthropomorphic. It describes God’s reaction in human terms.


VERSE 5. Then he will speak to them in his anger, and terrify them in his wrath:


VERSE 6. “Yet I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion.”

Zion. Zion was originally a Canaanite city conquered by David. Later, Zion referred to the temple area. Later still, it referred to the entire city of Jerusalem.


VERSE 7. I will tell of the decree. The LORD said to me, “You are my son. Today I have become your father.

Psalm 2:7. I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my son. Today I have become your father.

Luke 3:22. and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like a dove on him; and a voice came out of the sky, saying “You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased.”

Hebrews 5:5. So also Christ didn’t glorify himself to be made a high priest, but it was he who said to him, “You are my Son. Today I have become your father.”


VERSE 8. Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

This verse is fantastic! Would you consider memorizing it? More great verses to memorize from the Psalms and from the entire Bible.

Ask of me. God is eager for us to seek the true blessings, the spiritual riches he has to offer us. They are there for the asking.

Matthew 7:7. Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.

give the nations for your inheritance. A worldwide ministry is there for the asking! The only thing holding us back is timidity in prayer. God wants to answer!

the uttermost parts of the earth. This reminds us of what the Lord Jesus Christ told the apostles shortly before he ascended into heaven:

Acts 1:8. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.


VERSE 9. You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”


VERSE 10. Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.


VERSE 11. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.


VERSE 12. Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish on the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.


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