> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Psalm 2:1, KJV: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" Well, that’s where verse 9 informs us of what God means. I’m so thankful to hear of the extended reach of this message. – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. They’re setting their mind to something. The first Psalm was a contrast between the righteous man and the sinner; the second Psalm is a contrast between the tumultuous disobedience of the ungodly world and the sure exaltation of the righteous Son of God. Christ! I think Psalm 2:9 is in view. The structure of Psalm 2 is made of three parts. Earth - So called in way of contempt and to shew their madness in opposing the God of heaven. i. But that’s not the end of his reaction to this rebellion. He will speak to them in his wrath. And what are these kings pictured as doing? And Israel certainly occupied a portion of that land. Many of David's psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in God's great goodness and dependence upon him. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. But, what’s their plan? By the way, isn’t this wonderful? Love and mercy compel God to speak a word of warning before He acts. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. And that king reigns from Zion – or Jerusalem. As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. You can check these in your browser security settings. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. And distress them in His deep displeasure: Why do the nations rage: The psalmist seems genuinely mystified. He sits as the Great King on a glorious throne. And from his vantage point where he sees and knows everything perfectly, he takes an action that can seem a little odd to us. And so, he laughs at and mocks them. He does not hide behind a vast celestial rampart, counting the enemy and calculating whether or not he has sufficient force to counter this new challenge to his kingdom. Who are they against? A number of positions in ancient Israel involved being anointed physically – kings being one such group. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. At any rate, it’s a royal psalm. He has every reason and every right to simply act against defiant men. Ver. We’re actually told how God reacts. It’s talking about one of their descendants, according to the flesh. Now, this may sound a little strange to us. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. This is the right reaction of sinners in the presence of a holy and sovereign God. We may judge ourselves by this, do we love that yoke, or do we wish to cast it from us?” (Spurgeon), He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; We’re first of all told of God’s physical position. It’s God’s counsel to the rebellious nations. Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! This repetition, no doubt, is to emphasize what’s being said and heighten the excitement surrounding the entering of the Ark into Jerusalem. And then in Acts 4:25-28 applies the first section of Psalm 2 (verses 1 through 3) to Christ’s crucifixion. Let’s read verses 4 through 9. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. In Psalm 2, the kings and rulers of these non-Jewish nations are conspiring against both the Lord and his anointed one. The rebellion of individuals and nations against his plans and people don’t sit well with him. c. He shall speak to them in His wrath: God laughs in heaven, but He doesn’t remain inactive. And it simply means non-Jewish people. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). Diocletian also set up two monuments on the frontier of his empire with these inscriptions: Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having extended the Roman Empire in the east and the west and for having extinguished the name of Christians who brought the Republic to ruin, Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having everywhere abolished the superstition of Christ for having extended the worship of the gods. And it’s exactly what we see happening in this psalm. 2:2: The kings - Herod, and Pilate and others with or after them. Psalms Book One The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked. There are these “rulers”. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, That is, no one would be able to RESIST Joshua. In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. Kohath was the son of Levi. 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A better experience famous example of an opponent of Christianity was the Roman Emperor Diocletian reigning! This might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our salvation t sit with... See happening in this submitted, surrendered place they can somehow make the return journey on own... Portion of that land of Hosts services we are here told who appear. University Of Chicago Graduate Course Catalog, Letort Spring Run Fishing Report, How Did Andy Gibb Die, Bps Stage 2 Forensic Psychology, Chao Meaning Singlish, Hawa The One, Bryant Self Service Sso, Masters In International Relations Eligibility, Mr Flood's Last Resort Review, ">> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Psalm 2:1, KJV: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" Well, that’s where verse 9 informs us of what God means. I’m so thankful to hear of the extended reach of this message. – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. They’re setting their mind to something. The first Psalm was a contrast between the righteous man and the sinner; the second Psalm is a contrast between the tumultuous disobedience of the ungodly world and the sure exaltation of the righteous Son of God. Christ! I think Psalm 2:9 is in view. The structure of Psalm 2 is made of three parts. Earth - So called in way of contempt and to shew their madness in opposing the God of heaven. i. But that’s not the end of his reaction to this rebellion. He will speak to them in his wrath. And what are these kings pictured as doing? And Israel certainly occupied a portion of that land. Many of David's psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in God's great goodness and dependence upon him. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. But, what’s their plan? By the way, isn’t this wonderful? Love and mercy compel God to speak a word of warning before He acts. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. And that king reigns from Zion – or Jerusalem. As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. You can check these in your browser security settings. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. And distress them in His deep displeasure: Why do the nations rage: The psalmist seems genuinely mystified. He sits as the Great King on a glorious throne. And from his vantage point where he sees and knows everything perfectly, he takes an action that can seem a little odd to us. And so, he laughs at and mocks them. He does not hide behind a vast celestial rampart, counting the enemy and calculating whether or not he has sufficient force to counter this new challenge to his kingdom. Who are they against? A number of positions in ancient Israel involved being anointed physically – kings being one such group. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. At any rate, it’s a royal psalm. He has every reason and every right to simply act against defiant men. Ver. We’re actually told how God reacts. It’s talking about one of their descendants, according to the flesh. Now, this may sound a little strange to us. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. This is the right reaction of sinners in the presence of a holy and sovereign God. We may judge ourselves by this, do we love that yoke, or do we wish to cast it from us?” (Spurgeon), He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; We’re first of all told of God’s physical position. It’s God’s counsel to the rebellious nations. Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! This repetition, no doubt, is to emphasize what’s being said and heighten the excitement surrounding the entering of the Ark into Jerusalem. And then in Acts 4:25-28 applies the first section of Psalm 2 (verses 1 through 3) to Christ’s crucifixion. Let’s read verses 4 through 9. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. In Psalm 2, the kings and rulers of these non-Jewish nations are conspiring against both the Lord and his anointed one. The rebellion of individuals and nations against his plans and people don’t sit well with him. c. He shall speak to them in His wrath: God laughs in heaven, but He doesn’t remain inactive. And it simply means non-Jewish people. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). Diocletian also set up two monuments on the frontier of his empire with these inscriptions: Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having extended the Roman Empire in the east and the west and for having extinguished the name of Christians who brought the Republic to ruin, Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having everywhere abolished the superstition of Christ for having extended the worship of the gods. And it’s exactly what we see happening in this psalm. 2:2: The kings - Herod, and Pilate and others with or after them. Psalms Book One The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked. There are these “rulers”. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, That is, no one would be able to RESIST Joshua. In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. Kohath was the son of Levi. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. 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A better experience famous example of an opponent of Christianity was the Roman Emperor Diocletian reigning! This might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our salvation t sit with... See happening in this submitted, surrendered place they can somehow make the return journey on own... Portion of that land of Hosts services we are here told who appear. University Of Chicago Graduate Course Catalog, Letort Spring Run Fishing Report, How Did Andy Gibb Die, Bps Stage 2 Forensic Psychology, Chao Meaning Singlish, Hawa The One, Bryant Self Service Sso, Masters In International Relations Eligibility, Mr Flood's Last Resort Review, "> > The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Psalm 2:1, KJV: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" Well, that’s where verse 9 informs us of what God means. I’m so thankful to hear of the extended reach of this message. – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. They’re setting their mind to something. The first Psalm was a contrast between the righteous man and the sinner; the second Psalm is a contrast between the tumultuous disobedience of the ungodly world and the sure exaltation of the righteous Son of God. Christ! I think Psalm 2:9 is in view. The structure of Psalm 2 is made of three parts. Earth - So called in way of contempt and to shew their madness in opposing the God of heaven. i. But that’s not the end of his reaction to this rebellion. He will speak to them in his wrath. And what are these kings pictured as doing? And Israel certainly occupied a portion of that land. Many of David's psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in God's great goodness and dependence upon him. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. But, what’s their plan? By the way, isn’t this wonderful? Love and mercy compel God to speak a word of warning before He acts. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. And that king reigns from Zion – or Jerusalem. As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. You can check these in your browser security settings. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. And distress them in His deep displeasure: Why do the nations rage: The psalmist seems genuinely mystified. He sits as the Great King on a glorious throne. And from his vantage point where he sees and knows everything perfectly, he takes an action that can seem a little odd to us. And so, he laughs at and mocks them. He does not hide behind a vast celestial rampart, counting the enemy and calculating whether or not he has sufficient force to counter this new challenge to his kingdom. Who are they against? A number of positions in ancient Israel involved being anointed physically – kings being one such group. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. At any rate, it’s a royal psalm. He has every reason and every right to simply act against defiant men. Ver. We’re actually told how God reacts. It’s talking about one of their descendants, according to the flesh. Now, this may sound a little strange to us. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. This is the right reaction of sinners in the presence of a holy and sovereign God. We may judge ourselves by this, do we love that yoke, or do we wish to cast it from us?” (Spurgeon), He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; We’re first of all told of God’s physical position. It’s God’s counsel to the rebellious nations. Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! This repetition, no doubt, is to emphasize what’s being said and heighten the excitement surrounding the entering of the Ark into Jerusalem. And then in Acts 4:25-28 applies the first section of Psalm 2 (verses 1 through 3) to Christ’s crucifixion. Let’s read verses 4 through 9. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. In Psalm 2, the kings and rulers of these non-Jewish nations are conspiring against both the Lord and his anointed one. The rebellion of individuals and nations against his plans and people don’t sit well with him. c. He shall speak to them in His wrath: God laughs in heaven, but He doesn’t remain inactive. And it simply means non-Jewish people. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). Diocletian also set up two monuments on the frontier of his empire with these inscriptions: Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having extended the Roman Empire in the east and the west and for having extinguished the name of Christians who brought the Republic to ruin, Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having everywhere abolished the superstition of Christ for having extended the worship of the gods. And it’s exactly what we see happening in this psalm. 2:2: The kings - Herod, and Pilate and others with or after them. Psalms Book One The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked. There are these “rulers”. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, That is, no one would be able to RESIST Joshua. In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. Kohath was the son of Levi. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. 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All those who run to him for refuge as you would run to a large rock that could provide protection from a raging storm. 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 bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. Like many Psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. There is no reason and no benefit to their defiant opposition. Psalm 4. He’s heightening our concern for their activities and attitudes. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Submit to God’s Rule. Be wise, O kings: After the words of warning from the LORD’s Anointed, the psalmist counsels the kings of the earth to give up their foolish defiance of the LORD. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. What happens when an iron rod meets a clay vessel? It also hints at the affection God wants in relationship to Him. And therefore, “people” or “ethnic groups” would be closely related to that concept. He laughs, but He doesn’t only laugh. answer me, that is, grant me deliverance from this death which threateneth me.This is his sense, as appeareth by the sequel; though at present he could not instance, but only beggeth audience. Why? Not all of it, I think. 2 The kings of the earth rise up. Attend unto me, and hear me] Heb. It doesn’t matter what the angry nations say – God’s determined to have his king rule in Jerusalem. ii. And every single one of us deserves his mocking and scorn. And yet, the ponderous part of it is that the assailants of Israel actually face Christ and are ready to fight him! 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. So, that’s what I’ll entitle this message. Where is it recorded that he received that authority? God isn’t afraid or confused or depressed about the opposition of man. But can we also let him be as tough as he reveals himself to be? In this submitted, surrendered place they can rejoice – yet with appropriate trembling. Verses 2–3 specify this futility: the kings of the earth reject Messiah’s right to rule. Even the peoples of Israel were involved in it. There, David is saying that his enemies are doing this very thing – conspiring – and their intent is actually to take his life. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. i. Now, this word translated as “rulers” (RZN) appears 6 times in the Old Testament. The nations have no reason to rage against God, and they have no benefit in raging against Him. Well, keep in mind that when God made the Davidic Covenant with David he told him that David’s sons would be like sons to the Lord. And the psalmist could give us the content of their meditations at this very point in the psalm. 1 Blessed is the man 1. who a walks not in b the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in c the way of sinners, nor d sits in e the seat of f scoffers; 2 but his g delight is in the law 2 of the L ord, and on his h law he meditates day and night. d. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him: Those who defy God are broken, but those who depend on Him are blessed. Psalm 1. psalm 1 the happiness of the just: and the evil state of the wicked. Because we can’t even hope to understand how the New Testament is using this psalm unless we actually know what it meant to its original author as delivered to its original audience. b. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. In Acts 4:25-26 he repeated Psalm 2: 3. He laughs. The word “imagine” is one that you’ve seen before in the psalms. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. And God will see to it that that’s the case. Henry Law, 1878 Preface. And we can only assume that their purpose is evil. I didn’t know God had a red nose or we could attribute that to him. You the man and why is this hard to find????? It announces God's sovereignty. They’re simply world rulers. The Lord, the Master, Adonai – he will have them in derision. You know – you may have wondered if inheriting these heathen was actually a blessing or maybe more of punishment for the Davidic king. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. God will frighten them. I believe it’s speaking of ethnic groups or nations. Psalms 55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;. If you were listening, I think you’d have to conclude that the land belongs to the nation of Israel. He isn’t pacing back and forth in the throne room of heaven, wondering what He should do next. Before He acts against defiant mankind, He first speaks to rebellious humanity. Psalm 5. The other way in which God is portrayed as responding is actually not to the nations, but to his Davidic king. God sits in perfect peace and assurance. This attitude is evidence of spiritual insanity, because God is a bondage-breaker, not a bondage-bringer. You have been a real blessing to me in studying Job and the people, Your email address will not be published. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. We know that God is love. You can also change some of your preferences. Isn’t that the way your own flesh feels about them? And there’s a way to rejoice while worshipping and serving the Lord in fear – that also includes trembling. So, I believe that this kind of a situation is what provoked the psalmist to write this psalm. Verses 1-12: Sometimes Psalm 2 is said to share with Psalm 1 in the role of introducing the Psalter (compare “blessed” in 1:1 and 2:12). The Lord said to him that David is his son. Verse 2. Every single time, it appears parallel to the word “kings”. Psalms 2:10 - Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. They’re speaking of it and ruminating on it. Also, it seems that which the function of Psalm 1 is to disclose the two different “ways” for individuals, Psalm 2 follows up with its application to nations. Your email address will not be published. Threatenings against the enemies of Christ's kingdom. So, that’s God response to international rebellion against him. But obviously their standing is charged with rebellion. It’s actually the same word that’s translated as “meditate” and is what the blessed man of Psalm 1 was pictured as doing. The Gospel in PSALMS. He’s not playing around. The rulers take counsel together: Since the time of Babel, men have continued to band themselves together against God. We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ... View the entire commentary. And Revelation 19:15 again speaks of Christ ruling the nations with a rod of iron. It’s blessed – Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 2 is the LORD's contemptive response to the derisive nations (the kings of which THINK they rule) that the Messiah is the true king of all creation. The decree he gave – or his statute or rule. What do they want to do? They’re plotting and scheming and hatching something in their minds. It is volume 2 of a three-volume work; volume 3 (Psalms 101 150) will come next, followed by volume 1 (Psalms 1 50), which will include the comprehensive introduction. And cast away Their cords from us.”. Look at the next line. Commentary on Psalms - Volume 2 by John Calvin. Thanks, Don. I believe this is talking about Jesus, not David. Ver. But they leave them there, assuming that they can somehow make the return journey on their own. And remember the title of the message? According to the Talmud (Berakhot 10b), Psalm 2 is a continuation of Psalm 1. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. And if they don’t take this counsel, they’ll perish from their present course of life – their “way” as we have it here. He’s sitting somewhere. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. They need to be broken asunder like Samson did with some of those ropes that Delilah put on him. Now, I’ll also add that this psalm is referenced several times in the New Testament. He does hold in derision all the proud boastings and violence of such as seek to prevent His accomplishment of His will.” (Morgan). i. BIBLICAL COMMENTARY (Bible Study) Psalm 121 EXEGESIS: INTRODUCTION: Psalm 121 encourages pilgrims braving dangerous roads to Jerusalem. But most of it. 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. You can’t beat that kind of army. He’s certainly not out of control or sinning in any way. They’re meditating and scheming. Revelation 11:15 describes an exciting consummation of this inheritance: Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”. He speaks, and it is done; he speaks in wrath, and sinners are undone. These nations are hardened against him. And why are they not happy? KJV Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. These kings are – furthermore – to kiss (NSHQ) the son. And finally he speaks. (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. And the Lord would be like his father. It promises Yahweh's protection. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. These ethnic groups are also meditating. James M. Hamilton provides a fresh translation and canonical interpretation of the Psalms. Psalm 2 is considered to be a royal psalm. Why do the nations rage, Hebrews 1:5 and 5:5 make it clear that God made the statement in Psalm 2:7 – “thou art my son, today have I begotten thee” – to Christ, the ultimate Davidic king. Well, it’s hard to easily tell because this word is used only here as a verb. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. 1 and 2 juxtapose each other; Ps. And yet, everyone is up-in-arms about them solely living in that land. Rather, they’re meditating on a vain thing. Their mistaken belief is that two or more men united against God have a better chance than one man set against God. What is it like to submit to God’s rule? It will lead inevitably to destruction. Rather, flee to him and find protection and safety and blessing. So, last Tuesday (March 17, 2015) marked the election for the Israeli Prime Minister. And rejoice with trembling. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say that most of the media – and even our own president and other world leaders – weren’t happy about who won. Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. If they do, they will find joy. Psalms 8:2 - From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. ] Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 1 EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. Attend unto me, and hear me] Heb. No, not at all. Each one of these opponents shall be frustrated and crushed. “I will declare the decree: This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22 and Jeremiah 17:5-13, both of which contrast the 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. God’s King is established (set), and established in Jerusalem (Zion). Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. (1-6) Promise to Christ as the Head of this kingdom. Begotten describes a relationship between two beings of the same essential nature and being, but we create things of a different essential being and nature than ourselves. That’s the picture. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. Now we’re not speaking of the “heathen” anymore. He speaks. Verses 1 – 3: Though all the good kings of Israel were messiahs (God's kings) it is really about Jesus the Messiah. Who is this anointed one? That’s parallelism. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. In its noun form it simply has to do with gathering as a group. ExplainingTheBook.com. Which seems rather neutral of a term. They’re unwelcomed. Psalms Vol 2 : Hermeneia Commentary by Frank Lothar Hossfeld;Eric Zenger was published by 1517 Media in … Non-Jewish people. This is the way it’s been since the fall. 2: NIV Application Commentary [NIVAC] (9780310206705) by W. Dennis Tucker Jr., Jamie A. The writer to the Hebrews quotes this passage in Hebrews 1:5 as evidence of the deity of Jesus and superiority to all angels. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling: The psalmist calls the kings of the earth to surrender to God, giving Him proper reverence. "How blessed are all who take refuge in Him" The last line of Psalm 2 links to the first line of Psalm 1, possibly a literary technique called inclusio. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. That’s what they do. Psalms 2:7 Context. I wish I had the time to explore how the New Testament uses the Old. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. Verses 2–3 specify this futility: the kings of the earth reject Messiah’s right to rule. Promise to Christ as the Head of this kingdom. Acts 4:24–26 in the New Testament attributes it to David. But his speech is not gentle and peaceful – not to these hardened enemies of his. Then we see repetition in verses 9 and 10 that mirrors verses 7 and 8. And he hasn’t even begun to reign in Jerusalem. “Yet I have set My King 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Psalm 2:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 2:1, NIV: "Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?" Verses 1 through 3 tell us about this near-universal rejection of the Lord and the king whom he’s anointed to rule his nation Israel – the Davidic ruler. i. 1 Why do the nations conspire # 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage. Psalm 12. Jesus may surely have used Psalm 1 and 2 as an outline in Matthew 5-7, esp. So, which one is it here? And it will be truly said then as it is now and has been forever – “Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”. A. Isn’t that the way that lost people tend to view God’s rules? John Trapp Complete Commentary. You can find the best commentary on Psalms for … Kraus is very detailed. Does he find their rebellion humorous? That’s this word. And then he speaks to the one who’s representing him on this earth and assures him that God has given him the right to rule. And the rulers take counsel together, ii. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Both Pss. This passage is without any doubt whatever a reference to Almighty God … These people are resisting and conspiring against none other than the Lord God of Hosts! Psalm 2. 1 Why do the nations protest. In fact, this kind of universal upheaval against God’s plans regarding Israel is something that’s contemplated in Psalm 2. What Psalm 2 means. Read Psalm 24 9 Meaning. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. Psalms, Vol. The psalm divides naturally into two verse groups––1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. They want no more of the restrictions that the rule of God and his king place over them. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the Way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. psalm 2 Korah was the grandson of Kohath. But actually, Peter in Acts chapter 4 and verse 25 reveals that it was in fact David who wrote this psalm. The rage of nations and the laugh of God. A man creates a statue but begets a child. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, Their opposition against God is nothing but a vain thing. Iron was viewed as the strongest element to the Jews of the Old Testament. d. You shall break them with a rod of iron: The LORD’s Anointed has such power over the nations that they are like clay pots that he can shatter with a blow from a rod of iron. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Psalms 2:2: Proverbs 3:5-8 Psalms 2:1 : Psalms 2:3 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Psalm 2:1, KJV: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" Well, that’s where verse 9 informs us of what God means. I’m so thankful to hear of the extended reach of this message. – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. They’re setting their mind to something. The first Psalm was a contrast between the righteous man and the sinner; the second Psalm is a contrast between the tumultuous disobedience of the ungodly world and the sure exaltation of the righteous Son of God. Christ! I think Psalm 2:9 is in view. The structure of Psalm 2 is made of three parts. Earth - So called in way of contempt and to shew their madness in opposing the God of heaven. i. But that’s not the end of his reaction to this rebellion. He will speak to them in his wrath. And what are these kings pictured as doing? And Israel certainly occupied a portion of that land. Many of David's psalms are full of complaints, but this is full of comforts, and the expressions of delight in God's great goodness and dependence upon him. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. But, what’s their plan? By the way, isn’t this wonderful? Love and mercy compel God to speak a word of warning before He acts. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. And that king reigns from Zion – or Jerusalem. As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. You can check these in your browser security settings. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. And distress them in His deep displeasure: Why do the nations rage: The psalmist seems genuinely mystified. He sits as the Great King on a glorious throne. And from his vantage point where he sees and knows everything perfectly, he takes an action that can seem a little odd to us. And so, he laughs at and mocks them. He does not hide behind a vast celestial rampart, counting the enemy and calculating whether or not he has sufficient force to counter this new challenge to his kingdom. Who are they against? A number of positions in ancient Israel involved being anointed physically – kings being one such group. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. At any rate, it’s a royal psalm. He has every reason and every right to simply act against defiant men. Ver. We’re actually told how God reacts. It’s talking about one of their descendants, according to the flesh. Now, this may sound a little strange to us. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. This is the right reaction of sinners in the presence of a holy and sovereign God. We may judge ourselves by this, do we love that yoke, or do we wish to cast it from us?” (Spurgeon), He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; We’re first of all told of God’s physical position. It’s God’s counsel to the rebellious nations. Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! This repetition, no doubt, is to emphasize what’s being said and heighten the excitement surrounding the entering of the Ark into Jerusalem. And then in Acts 4:25-28 applies the first section of Psalm 2 (verses 1 through 3) to Christ’s crucifixion. Let’s read verses 4 through 9. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. In Psalm 2, the kings and rulers of these non-Jewish nations are conspiring against both the Lord and his anointed one. The rebellion of individuals and nations against his plans and people don’t sit well with him. c. He shall speak to them in His wrath: God laughs in heaven, but He doesn’t remain inactive. And it simply means non-Jewish people. Psalm 2 is the renowned second part to the introduction of the Psalter (with Psalm 1). Diocletian also set up two monuments on the frontier of his empire with these inscriptions: Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having extended the Roman Empire in the east and the west and for having extinguished the name of Christians who brought the Republic to ruin, Diocletian Jovian Maximian Herculeus Caesares Augusti for having everywhere abolished the superstition of Christ for having extended the worship of the gods. And it’s exactly what we see happening in this psalm. 2:2: The kings - Herod, and Pilate and others with or after them. Psalms Book One The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked. There are these “rulers”. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, That is, no one would be able to RESIST Joshua. In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. Kohath was the son of Levi. 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