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Psalms 2:4-5

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2:4 The one enthroned 1  in heaven laughs in disgust; 2 

the Lord taunts 3  them.

2:5 Then he angrily speaks to them

and terrifies them in his rage, 4  saying, 5 

1 tn Heb “sitting.” The Hebrew verb יָשַׁב (yashav) is here used metonymically of “sitting enthroned” (see Pss 9:7; 29:10; 55:19; 102:12; 123:1).

2 tn As the next line indicates, this refers to derisive laughter. The Hebrew imperfect verbal forms in vv. 4-5 describe the action from the perspective of an eyewitness who is watching the divine response as it unfolds before his eyes.

3 tn Or “scoffs at”; “derides”; “mocks.”

4 sn And terrifies them in his rage. This line focuses on the effect that God’s angry response (see previous line) has on the rebellious kings.

5 tn The word “saying” is supplied in the translation for clarification to indicate that the speaker is the Lord (cf. RSV, NIV).



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