2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?

2:2 The kings of the earth stand up, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed:

2:3 'Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.'

2:4 He that sitteth in heaven laugheth, the L-rd hath them in derision.

2:5 Then will He speak unto them in His wrath, and affright them in His sore displeasure:

2:6 'Truly it is I that have established My king upon Zion, My holy mountain.'

2:7 I will tell of the decree: the Lord said unto me: 'Thou art My son, this day have I begotten thee.

2:8 Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for thine inheritance, and the ends of the earth for thy possession.

2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.'

2:10 Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise; be admonished, ye judges of the earth.

2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

2:12 Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. Happy are all they that take refuge in Him.


Hebrew Transliteration

2:1 lâmmâh râgheshu ghoyim ule'ummiym yehgu-riyq

2:2 yithyatsebhumalkhêy-'erets verozeniym nosedhu-yâchadh `al-Adonay ve`al-meshiycho

2:3 nenatteqâh 'eth-moserothêymo venashliykhâh mimmennu`abhothêymo

2:4 yoshêbh bashâmayim yischâq 'adhonây yil`agh-lâmo

2:5 'âzyedhabbêr 'êlêymo bhe'appo ubhacharono yebhahalêmo

2:6 va'aniynâsakhtiy malkiy `al-tsiyyon har-qodhshiy

2:7 'asapperâh 'el choqAdonay 'âmar 'êlay beniy 'attâh 'aniy hayyom yelidhtiykha

2:8 she'al mimmenniy ve'ettenâh ghoyim nachalâthekha va'achuzzâthkha'aphsêy-'ârets

2:9 tero`êm beshêbheth barzel kikhliy yotsêr tenappetsêm

2:10 ve`attâh melâkhiym haskiylu hivvâsru shophethêy 'ârets

2:11 `ibhdhu 'eth-Adonay beyir'âh veghiylu bir`âdhâh

2:12 nashequ-bhar pen-ye'enaph.vetho'bhdhu dherekh kiy-yibh`ar kim`ath 'appo 'ashrêy kol-chosêy bho

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a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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