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Psalm 2

Psalm 2

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

1
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?

2
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

3
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

4
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.

5
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:

6
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”

7
“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.

8
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

9
You shall break[a] them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”

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

11
Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.

12
Kiss the Son,[b] lest [c] He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

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Psalm 1

Psalm 1 (NKJV)

BOOK ONE: Psalms 1—41

The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly

1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

3
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

4
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

5
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.