Psalms 2

The Coronation of the King
Act I – The Nations Speak
1How dare the nations plan a rebellion.
Their foolish plots are futile!
2Look at how the power brokers of the world
rise up to hold their summit
as the rulers scheme and confer together
against Yahweh and his Anointed King, saying:
3“Let’s come together and break away from the Creator.
Once and for all let’s cast off these controlling chains
of God and his Christ!”
Act II – God Speaks
4God-Enthroned merely laughs at them;
the Sovereign One mocks their madness!
5Then with the fierceness of his fiery anger
he settles the issue and terrifies them to death with these words:
6“I myself have poured out my King on Zion, my holy mountain.
Act III – The Son Speaks
7“I will reveal the eternal purpose of God.
For he has decreed over me, ‘You are my favored Son.
And as your Father I have crowned you as my King Eternal.
Today I became your Father.
8Ask me to give you the nations and I will do it,
and they shall become your legacy.
Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.
9And you will shepherd them with unlimited authority,
crushing their rebellion as an iron rod smashes jars of clay!’ ”
Act IV – The Holy Spirit Speaks
10Listen to me, all you rebel-kings
and all you upstart judges of the earth.
Learn your lesson while there’s still time.
11Serve and worship the awe-inspiring God.
Recognize his greatness and bow before him,
trembling with reverence in his presence.
12Fall facedown before him and kiss the Son
before his anger is roused against you.
Remember that his wrath can be quickly kindled!
But many blessings are waiting for all
who turn aside to hide themselves in him!