2:1 Why do the a heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain
(a) The conspiracy of the Gentiles, the murmuring of the
Jews and power of kings cannot prevail against Christ.
2:3b Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their
cords from us.
(b) Thus the wicked say that they will cast off the yoke of
God and of his Christ.
2:5c Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them
in his sore displeasure.
(c) God's plagues will declare that in resisting his Christ,
they fought against him.
2:7 I will declare the d decree: the LORD hath said unto me,
Thou [art] my Son; this e day have I begotten thee.
(d) To show that my calling to the kingdom is from God.
(e) That is to say, concerning man's knowledge, because it
was the first time that David appeared to be elected by
God. So it is applied to Christ in his first coming and
manifestation to the world.
2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine
inheritance, and the f uttermost parts of the earth [for]
(f) Not only the Jews but the Gentiles also.
2:10g Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye
judges of the earth.
(g) He exhorts all rulers to repent in time.
2:12h Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye i perish
[from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.
(h) In a sign of homage.
(i) When the wicked will say, Peace and rest, then will
destruction suddenly come, (1Th 5:3).