Psalm 2

Note the parallelism in many of the verses – the second phrase ( in italics) reinforces the first – this is very common and helps memorisation.

Why do the nations conspire  and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together

against the LORD and against his Anointed One. 

Nouns : nations/ peoples Verbs: conspire/plot note n is before p , c is before p

Kings – Rulers sequence repeated vs 10

Both kings and rulers do something against the Lord… the kings take their stand (perhaps armed with music stands)

3″Let us break their chains,” they say, “and throw off their fetters.”

verbs – break and throw

nouns – chains and fetters note b is before t and c is before f

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

5Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

Laughs Scoffs

Rebukes Terrifies

6″I have installed my King  on Zion, my holy hill.”

7I will proclaim the decree of the LORD:

He said to me, “You are my Son  ; today I have become your Father.

Son- Father ( normally we say Father – Son)

8Ask of me, and I will make

the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

9You will rule them with an iron scepter  ;

you will dash them to pieces like pottery.

10Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.

Kingswise – warned –Rulers

11Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.

fear and trembling

12Kiss the Son,

lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

angry wrath

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Blessed – refuge

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