Psalm 2:6
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New International Version
"I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain."

New Living Translation
For the Lord declares, "I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain."

English Standard Version
“As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

Berean Study Bible
“I have installed My King on Zion, upon My holy hill.”

New American Standard Bible
"But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain."

King James Bible
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Christian Standard Bible
"I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain."

Contemporary English Version
"I've put my king on Zion, my sacred hill."

Good News Translation
"On Zion, my sacred hill," he says, "I have installed my king."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain."

International Standard Version
"I have set my king on Zion, my holy mountain."

NET Bible
"I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy hill."

New Heart English Bible
"But I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have set my King on Zion, on the mountain of my holiness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have installed my own king on Zion, my holy mountain."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Truly it is I that have established My king Upon Zion, My holy mountain.'

New American Standard 1977
“But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet I have set my king upon Zion, the mountain of my holiness.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

American King James Version
Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

American Standard Version
Yet I have set my king Upon my holy hill of Zion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I am appointed king by him over Sion his holy mountain, preaching his commandment.

Darby Bible Translation
And I have anointed my king upon Zion, the hill of my holiness.

English Revised Version
Yet I have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

World English Bible
"Yet I have set my King on my holy hill of Zion."

Young's Literal Translation
'And I -- I have anointed My King, Upon Zion -- My holy hill.'
Study Bible
The Triumphant Messiah
5Then He rebukes them in His anger, and terrifies them in His fury: 6“I have installed My King on Zion, upon My holy hill.” 7I will proclaim the decree spoken to Me by the LORD: “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father.…
Cross References
Revelation 14:1
Then I looked and saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred forty-four thousand who had His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

Genesis 49:10
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes and the allegiance of the nations is his.

Exodus 15:17
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of Your inheritance—the place, O LORD, You have prepared for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, Your hands have established.

Deuteronomy 33:19
They will call the peoples to a mountain; there they will offer sacrifices of righteousness. For they will feast on the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand.”

Psalm 3:4
To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. Selah.

Psalm 24:3
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in His holy place?

Psalm 43:3
Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, and to the place where You dwell.

Psalm 45:6
Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever; the scepter of justice will be the scepter of Your kingdom.

Psalm 48:1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 48:2
Beautiful in loftiness, the joy of all the earth, like the peaks of Zaphron is Mount Zion, the city of the great King.

Ezekiel 21:27
A ruin, a ruin, I will make it a ruin! And it will not be restored until He comes to whom it belongs, to whom I have assigned judgment.’

Daniel 7:27
Then the sovereignty, dominion, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will serve and obey Him.’

Treasury of Scripture

Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

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Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Psalm 89:27,36,37 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth…

Psalm 110:1,2 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make …

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Daniel 7:13,14 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man …

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Acts 2:34-36 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he said himself, …

Acts 5:30,31 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree…

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head …

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

set. Heb. anointed
my
Heb. Zion, the hill of my holiness

Psalm 48:1,2 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, …

Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

Psalm 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, …

Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, see, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with …







(6) Yet have I.--The pronoun is very emphatic: "You dare to revolt, it is I who have given this office to the king."

Set.--Literally, poured out, as of melted metal; used of the Divine Spirit (Isaiah 29:10), of a libation (Exodus 30:9), and of pouring melted metal into a mould (Isaiah 40:19); from the latter use, to establish, or set up, is a natural transition. Gesenius and Ewald give a different sense to the word pour, and follow Symmachus in translating anointed, which agrees well with the mention of the Messiah (Psalm 2:4). The LXX. and Vulg. have "but I was appointed king by him," making the Anointed begin his speech here, instead of at the next verse.

Verse 6. - Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion; literally, and as for me, I have set my King upon Zion, the mount of my holiness. The words are uttered by Jehovah, and must refer to the Anointed One of ver. 2. This Anointed One God has set up as King upon Zion, his holy mountain. Without denying some reference to David, the type, we must regard the Anti-type, Christ, as mainly pointed at. Christ is set up for ever as King in the heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2-7; Revelation 22:1 5). There is no need to substitute "anointed" for "set" or" set up," as is done by Rosenmuller, Gesenius, Ewald, Zuuz, Umbreit, and others, since גסך has both meanings (comp. Proverbs 8:23). Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. Or, "behold, I have set", &c. so Noldius by Zion is meant the church of God, especially under the Gospel dispensation; see Hebrews 12:22; so called, because, as Zion was, it is the object of God's love and choice, the place of his habitation and residence; where divine worship is observed, and the word and ordinances of God administered; and where the Lord distributes his blessings of grace; and which is the perfection of beauty, through Christ's comeliness put upon her; and will be the joy of the whole earth: it is strongly fortified by the power and grace of God, and is immovable and impregnable, being built on Christ, the Rock of ages; and, like Zion, it is an high hill, eminent and visible; and more especially will be so when the mountain of the Lord's house is established upon the tops of the mountains: and it is an Holy One, through the presence and worship of God in it, and the sanctification of his Spirit. And over this hill, the church, Christ is King; he is King of saints, and is acknowledged by them; and it is for their great safety and security, their joy, comfort, and happiness, that he is set over them: he is called by his Father "my King", because he who is King of Zion is his Anointed, as in Psalm 2:2; and his Son, his begotten Son, as in Psalm 2:7; his firstborn, his fellow and equal; and because he is his as King; not that he is King over him, for his Father is greater than he, as man and Mediator, or with respect to his office capacity, in which he is to be considered as King; and therefore he is rather King under him: but he is a King of his setting up, and therefore called his; he has appointed him his kingdom, given him the throne of his father David; put a crown of pure gold on his head, and crowned him with glory and honour, and the sceptre of righteousness in his hand, and has given him a name above every name. He did not make himself a King, nor was he made so by men; but he was set up, or "anointed" by God the Father, as the word (g) here used signifies; and may refer either to the inauguration of Christ into his kingly office, and his investiture with it from all eternity, as in Proverbs 8:23, where the same word is used as here; and anointing with oil being a ceremony performed at the instalment of kings into their office, the phrase is used for the thing itself: or rather, since Christ was anointed with the Holy Ghost in the human nature, at his incarnation and baptism, and especially at the time of his ascension, when he was made or declared to be LORD and CHRIST; this may refer to the time when he, as the ascended Lord and King, gave gifts to men, to his apostles, and qualified them in an extraordinary manner to carry his Gospel into the Gentile world, and spread it there, as they did with success; whereby his kingdom became more visible and glorious, to the great vexation of the Jews; for, in spite of all their opposition, Christ being set by his Father King over his church and people, continued so, and his kingdom was every day more and more enlarged, to their great mortification.

(g) Symmachus; "unxi", Musculus, Vatablus, Ainsworth, Piscator, Muis, Cocceius; "ego inungens", Junius & Tremellius; "inunxi", Michaelis. 6. The purpose here declared, in its execution, involves their overthrow.

Yet—literally, "and," in an adversative sense.

I have set—anointed, or firmly placed, with allusion in the Hebrew to "casting an image in a mould." The sense is not materially varied in either case.

my king—appointed by Me and for Me (Nu 27:18).

upon my holy hill of Zion—Zion, selected by David as the abode of the ark and the seat of God's visible residence (1Ki 8:1); as also David, the head of the Church and nation, and type of Christ, was called holy, and the Church itself came to be thus named (Ps 9:11; 51:18; 99:2; Isa 8:18; 18:7, etc.).2:1-6 We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. 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. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. The truths and precepts of Christianity are against ambitious projects and worldly lusts. We are told what they aim at in this opposition. They would break asunder the bands of conscience, and the cords of God's commandments; they will not receive, but cast them away as far as they can. These enemies can show no good cause for opposing so just and holy a government, which, if received by all, would bring a heaven upon earth. They can hope for no success in so opposing so powerful a kingdom. The Lord Jesus has all power both in heaven and in earth, and is Head over all things to the church, notwithstanding the restless endeavours of his enemies. Christ's throne is set up in his church, that is, in the hearts of all believers.



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