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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 2

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1Why do nations assemble, and peoples plot a Lit. “utter.” vain things; 2kings of the earth take their stand, and regents intrigue together against the LORD and against His anointed? 3“Let us break the cords of their yoke, shake off their ropes from us!” 4He who is enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord mocks at them. 5Then He speaks to them in anger, terrifying them in His rage, 6“But I have installed My king on Zion, My holy mountain!” 7Let me tell of the decree: the LORD said to me, b‐ Compare 2 Sam. 7.14 , and Ps. 89.27 ff. “You are My son, I have fathered you this day. ‐b Compare 2 Sam. 7.14 , and Ps. 89.27 ff. 8Ask it of Me, and I will make the nations your domain; your estate, the limits of the earth. 9You can smash them with an iron mace, shatter them like potter's ware.” 10So now, O kings, be prudent; accept discipline, you rulers of the earth! 11Serve the LORD in awe; a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain; others “rejoice with trembling.” tremble with fright, ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain; others “rejoice with trembling.” 12 b‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. pay homage in good faith, ‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain. lest He be angered, and your way be doomed in the mere flash of His anger. Happy are all who take refuge in Him.

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a Lit. “utter.”

b‐b Compare 2 Sam. 7.14 , and Ps. 89.27 ff.

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain; others “rejoice with trembling.”

b‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

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