One Year Bible Reflections - Flipbook - Page 10
Why are the nations so angry?
Why do they waste their time with
2 The kings of the earth prepare
the rulers plot together
against the Lord
and against his anointed one.
3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry,
“and free ourselves from slavery
But the one who rules in heaven
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then in anger he rebukes them,
terrifying them with his fierce
6 For the Lord declares, “I have placed
my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem,* on my holy
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of
true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. My child,* listen
when your father corrects you. Don’t
neglect your mother’s instruction.
What you learn from them will crown
you with grace and be a chain of honor
around your neck.
1:8 Hebrew My son; also in 1:10, 15.
The king proclaims the Lord’s
“The Lord said to me, ‘You are
Today I have become your Father.*
8 Only ask, and I will give you the
nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your
9 You will break* them with an
and smash them like clay pots.’”
Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God’s royal son,* or he will
and you will be destroyed in the
midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take
refuge in him!
2:6 Hebrew on Zion. 2:7a Or Son; also in 2:12. 2:7b Or
Today I reveal you as my son. 2:9 Greek version reads
rule. Compare Rev 2:27. 2:12 The meaning of the Hebrew
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This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God created
human beings,* he made them to be
like himself. 2 He created them male
and female, and he blessed them and
called them “human.”
Adam was 130 years old, he
became the father of a son who was
just like him—in his very image. He
named his son Seth. 4After the birth
of Seth, Adam lived another
800 years, and he had other sons
and daughters. 5Adam lived
930 years, and then he died.
6 When Seth was 105 years old, he
became the father of* Enosh. 7After
the birth of* Enosh, Seth lived
another 807 years, and he had other
sons and daughters. 8Seth lived
912 years, and then he died.
9 When Enosh was 90 years old, he
became the father of Kenan. 10After
the birth of Kenan, Enosh lived
another 815 years, and he had other
sons and daughters. 11Enosh lived
905 years, and then he died.
12 When Kenan was 70 years old, he
became the father of Mahalalel.
13 After the birth of Mahalalel,
Kenan lived another 840 years, and
he had other sons and daughters.