Psalm 2 of David the Shepherd King

Why do the heathen rage, 

and the people imagine 

a vain thing?

The kings of the earth 

set themselves, 

and the rulers take counsel 

together,  against the Lord, 

and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens 

shall laugh: 

the Lord shall have them 

in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them 

in his wrath, 

and vex them 

in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king 

upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: 

the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; 

this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee 

the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them 

with a rod of iron; 

thou shalt dash them in pieces 

like a potter's vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the Lord with fear, 

and rejoice with trembling.

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

Please share your reflections on this psalm with me.  Thanks! — Bob Wilhelm

© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2018