There is no reason and no benefit to their defiant opposition. The Psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. Commentary on Psalms 83 Next Chapter → ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Psa 2:2 : The kings H4428 of the earth H776 set H3320 themselves, and the rulers H7336 take counsel H3245 together, H3162 against the LORD, H3068 and against his anointed, H4899 saying, Psa 2:3 : Let us break H5423 H0 their bands H4147 asunder, H5423 and cast away H7993 their cords H5688 from us. Structure and background of the Psalm: Psalm 2 is the most frequently quoted psalm in the New Testament. “To a graceless neck the yoke of Christ is intolerable, but to the saved sinner it is easy and light…. Historical Books God sits in perfect peace and assurance. Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. Since Jesus is the perfect representation of the Father (John 10:30, 14:9) if you oppose God the Father, you oppose Jesus. Chapter 2. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom - Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? Diocletian is dead and gone, a footnote on the pages of history. b. iii. On My holy hill of Zion.". JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. Wisdom Literature 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. Major Prophets 2. General Epistles 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. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. b. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. "To a graceless neck the yoke of Christ is intolerable, but to the saved sinner it is easy and light … We may judge ourselves by this, do we love that yoke, or do we wish to cast it from us?" Their opposition against God is nothing but a vain thing. God’s King is established (set), and established in Jerusalem (Zion). Psa 2:2: The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the L ORD and against His Anointed, saying, Psa 2:3 "Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us." Now therefore, be wise, O kings; He who sits in the heavens shall laugh: God looks at the way man plots against Him and He laughs. Psa 2:5 Psa 2:4: He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Minor Prophets 'You are My Son, c. Kiss the Son: This primarily has in mind the kiss of submission, where a dignitary receives the humble kiss of an inferior. Many think this psalm was written upon the occasion of the entrance of the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem during the reign of David (2 Samuel 6). Psalms Overview, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. c. Against the LORD and against His Anointed: They oppose both the LORD and His Anointed. "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. Psa 2:4: He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. The LORD shall hold them in derision. a. And cast away Their cords from us.”. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. Johannine Writings God isn’t afraid or confused or depressed about the opposition of man. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 2. Chapter 2 As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. 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. Why do the nations rage: The Psalmist seems genuinely mystified. Now, let me quickly address where Psalm 2 appears in the New Testament. Prophets But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. It fits together in an interesting way with Psalm 1 to introduce the Book of Psalms. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. The New Testament Psa 2:2: The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the L ORD and against His Anointed, saying, Psa 2:3 "Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!" Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 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; Major Prophets Wisdom Literature It is the laughter of the might of holiness; it is the laughter of the strength of love. Minor Prophets The kings of the earth set themselves, That is reserved for God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity. Their mistaken belief is that two or more men united against God have a better chance than one man set against God. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Wisdom Literature The LORD has said to Me, He does hold in derision all the proud boastings and violence of such as seek to prevent His accomplishment of His will." "Kissing was the token of subjugation and friendship." Pauline Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Poetical Books He simply ‘laughs’ at these great imbeciles.” (Boice), iv. He laughs but He doesn't only laugh. i. Pentateuch The writer to the Hebrews quotes this passage in Hebrews 1:5 as evidence of the deity of Jesus and superiority to all angels. Psa 2:4 : He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. The Gospels A Psalm of David. Pentateuch ii. It also hints at the affection God wants in relationship to Him. This psalm is simply titled A Psalm of David. -------------------- And the people plot a vain thing? ‘You are My Son, 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. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. The defiant men closest in view in the Psalm are kings and rulers, and God especially wants them to know there is a King greater than they are. i. The New Testament A famous example of an opponent of Christianity was the Roman Emperor Diocletian (245-313 A.D.). i. He will declare the decree that God the Father spoke to Him. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Pauline Epistles The Gospels The Psalmist leaves the choice with everyone: Broken or Blessed? 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. 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. a. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 2 Commentary: New Testament References. If the kings and judges of the earth are commanded to humble themselves before the LORD's Anointed, recognizing His total superiority, then what of the rest of us? General Epistles What does heaven have to fear from earth? i. Against the LORD and against His Anointed, I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion, You are My Son, today I have begotten You, I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling, Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), The Flying Scroll & Ephah (Chuck Missler), Nehemiah 8-13 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith). Luke-Acts i. He has every reason and every right to simply act against defiant men. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. We may request cookies to be set on your device. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Yet the Psalm itself is different, notably because it is in the voice of a multitude that prays on behalf of the King of Israel as he is ready to go into battle. -------------------- Psalms 23 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, Charles Haddon Spurgeon a. I will declare the decree: The following passage indicates that this is the LORD's Anointed Himself speaking. I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling, Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Poetical Books What the righteous man does. Psalm 25 – A Plea for Help from the Humble and Reverent. “God does not tremble. Diocletian is dead and gone, a footnote on the pages of history. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible A. Read Psalms 2 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. 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. The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his … Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, The New Testament "I will declare the decree: He isn’t pacing back and forth in the throne room of heaven, wondering what He should do next. Jesus was not created; rather He created everything that was created (Colossians 1:16-17). "Let us break Their bonds in pieces Though the warlike events of David's reign may have suggested its imagery, the scenes depicted and the subjects presented can only find a fulfilment in the history and character of Jesus Christ, to which, as above cited and in Heb 1:5; 5:5, the New Testament writers most distinctly testify. “I will declare the decree: “Yet I have set My King Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Luke-Acts In this submitted, surrendered place they can rejoice – yet with appropriate trembling. Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, And rejoice with trembling. You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”. Commentary on Psalm 2:1-6 (Read Psalm 2:1-6) We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. Minor Prophets This attitude is evidence of spiritual insanity, because God is a bondage-breaker, not a bondage-bringer. Historical Books (Morgan). (c) 2020 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik – ewm@enduringword.com. (Psa 2:10-12) The decree to the nations about the Son.