carolbuckles (carolbuckles) wrote,

Psalm 2: as seen by CKB

 When a new king is anointed in Jerusalem,
on Mount Zion, the neighboring kings,
as well as his subjects
might rise against him.
But God Himself supports the king
Anointed on Zion.
God assures that the kingdom will
survive onslaught or revolt.
So all would be wise to bow to the new king
and especially to God.
A person could easily read this as
prophetic of Jesus the Christ,
Son of God.

NIV version
Why do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together against the LORD
and against the Annointed One.
“Let us break their chains,” they say,
“and throw off their fetters.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
The LORD scoffs at them.
Then He rebukes them in His anger
And terrifies them in His wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king on Zion, My holy hill.”
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD:
He said to me, “You are My Son,
today I have become your Father.
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations
your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
You will rule them with an iron scepter,
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.
Therefore, you kings, be wise,
be warned, you ruler of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
And you be destroyed in your way
For his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Tags: witness

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