Psalm 2 NIV
1Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against The LORD and against HIS ANOINTED,
3“Let us break Their chains
and throw off Their shackles.”
4The ONE Enthroned in heaven Laughs;
The LORD Scoffs At them.
5HE Rebukes them in HIS Anger
and Terrifies them in HIS Wrath,
6“I Have Installed MY King
on Zion, MY holy mountain.”
7I Will Proclaim The LORD'S Decree:
HE Said To ME,
“YOU Are MY SON;
“YOU Are MY SON;
Today I Have Become YOUR FATHER.
and I Will Make the nations YOUR Inheritance,
the ends of the earth YOUR Possession.
9YOU Will Break them with a rod of iron ;
YOU Will Dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11Serve The LORD with fear
and celebrate HIS Rule with trembling.
12Kiss HIS SON, or HE Will Be Angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for HIS Wrath Can Flare Up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in HIM.
As the foregoing Psalm 1 was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
Under the type of David's kingdom (which was of Divine appointment, met with much opposition, but prevailed at last) the Kingdom of The MESSIAH, the Son of David, is prophesied of, which is the primary intention and scope of the Psalm.
There is less in it of the type(David’s kingdom), and more of the anti-type(CHRIST’S Kingdom), than in any of the Gospel Psalms, for there is nothing in it but what is applicable to CHRIST, because some things that are not at all applicable to David (v. 6, 7):
"THOU Art MY SON" (v. 8),
"I Will Give THEE the uttermost parts of the earth," and (v. 12),
"Kiss The SON."
It is interpreted of CHRIST Acts 4:24; 13:33; Hebrews 1:5.
The HOLY SPIRIT here Foretells;
I. The opposition that should be given to the Kingdom of The MESSIAH (v. 1-3).
II. The baffling and chastising of that opposition (v. 4, 5).
III. The setting up of the Kingdom of CHRIST, notwithstanding that opposition (v. 6).
IV. The confirmation and establishment of it (v. 7).
V. A promise of the enlargement and success of it (v. 8, 9).
VI. A call and exhortation to kings and princes to yield themselves the willing subjects of this Kingdom, (v. 10-12).
We have here,
I. Threatenings denounced against the adversaries of CHRIST'S Kingdom (v. 1-6).
II. Promises made to CHRIST HIMSELF, the Head of this Kingdom (v. 7-9).
III. Counsel given to all to cause the interests of this Kingdom (v. 10-12).
This Psalm, as the former, is very fitly prefixed to this book of devotions, because, as it is necessary to our acceptance with GOD that we should be subject to the precepts of HIS Law, so it is likewise that we should be subject to the Grace of HIS Gospel, and come to HIM in the Name of the MEDIATOR and MESSIAH, CHRIST JESUS.