Psalm 2:12
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New International Version
Kiss 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.

New Living Translation
Submit to God's royal son, or he will become angry, 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!

English Standard Version
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

New American Standard Bible
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

King James Bible
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry and you will perish in your rebellion, for His anger may ignite at any moment. All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

International Standard Version
Kiss the son before he becomes angry, and you die where you stand. Indeed, his wrath can flare up quickly. How blessed are those who take refuge in him.

NET Bible
Give sincere homage! Otherwise he will be angry, and you will die because of your behavior, when his anger quickly ignites. How blessed are all who take shelter in him!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Kiss The Son, lest Lord Jehovah be angry, and you be destroyed from his way because his wrath burns even a little; blessed are all who trust upon him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Kiss the Son, or he will become angry and you will die on your way because his anger will burst into flames. Blessed is everyone who takes refuge in him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, When suddenly His wrath is kindled. Happy are all they that take refuge in Him.

New American Standard 1977
Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way,
            For His wrath may soon be kindled.
            How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!



Jubilee Bible 2000
Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled in a little while. Blessed are all those that put their trust in him.

King James 2000 Bible
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

American King James Version
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

American Standard Version
Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, For his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that take refuge in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way. When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.

Darby Bible Translation
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, though his anger burn but a little. Blessed are all who have their trust in him.

English Revised Version
Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

World English Bible
Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him. A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

Young's Literal Translation
Kiss the Chosen One, lest He be angry, And ye lose the way, When His anger burneth but a little, O the happiness of all trusting in Him!

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-12 Whatever we rejoice in, in this world, it must always be with trembling, because of the uncertainty of all things in it. To welcome Jesus Christ, and to submit to him, is our wisdom and interest. Let him be very dear and precious; love him above all, love him in sincerity, love him much, as she did, to whom much was forgiven, and, in token of it, kissed his feet, Lu 7:38. And with a kiss of loyalty take this yoke upon you, and give up yourselves to be governed by his laws, disposed of by his providence, and entirely devoted to his cause. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. It will be utter destruction to yourselves; lest ye perish in the way of your sins, and from the way of your vain hopes; lest your way perish, lest you prove to have missed the way of happiness. Christ is the way; take heed lest ye be cut off from Him as your way to God. They thought themselves in the way; but neglecting Christ, they perish from it. Blessed will those be in the day of wrath, who, by trusting in Christ, have made him their Refuge.
Study Bible
Why Do the Nations Rage?
11Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. 12Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
Cross References
Revelation 6:16
And they said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.

Revelation 6:17
For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?"

1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on his head, kissed him and said, "Has not the LORD anointed you a ruler over His inheritance?

Psalm 2:7
"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.

Psalm 5:11
But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.

Psalm 11:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Psalm 34:8
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Psalm 34:22
The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

Psalm 57:1
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.

Psalm 84:12
O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Treasury of Scripture

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Kiss

Genesis 41:40,43,44 You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all …

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed …

1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which …

Hosea 13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images …

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. …

Son

Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; …

and, Or, and ye lose the way,' or `and ye perish in the way' The LXX and Vulgate have, and ye perish from the righteous way: and the Syriac `and ye perish from his way.'

ye perish

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

when

Psalm 2:5 Then shall he speak to them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

Revelation 14:9-11 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any …

Blessed

Psalm 40:4 Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not …

Psalm 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.

Psalm 146:3-5 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there …

Proverbs 16:20 He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts …

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, …

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock …

Romans 10:11 For the scripture said, Whoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and …

1 Peter 2:6 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion …

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