Psalm 2:8
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New International Version
Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

New Living Translation
Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.

English Standard Version
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.

New American Standard Bible
Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.

King James Bible
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession.

International Standard Version
Ask of me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession.

NET Bible
Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your personal property.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Ask of me and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the Earth as your Empire.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance and the ends of the earth as your own possession.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the Gentiles for thine inheritance and unto the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

King James 2000 Bible
Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

American King James Version
Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

American Standard Version
Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ask of me, and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Darby Bible Translation
Ask of me, and I will give thee nations for an inheritance, and for thy possession the ends of the earth:

English Revised Version
Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

World English Bible
Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

Young's Literal Translation
Ask of Me and I give nations -- thy inheritance, And thy possession -- the ends of earth.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:7-9 The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. The Son, in asking the heathen for his inheritance, desires their happiness in him; so that he pleads for them, ever lives to do so, and is able to save to the uttermost, and he shall have multitudes of willing, loyal subjects, among them. Christians are the possession of the Lord Jesus; they are to him for a name and a praise. God the Father gives them to him, when, by his Spirit and grace, he works upon them to submit to the Lord Jesus.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance. A very small part of the heathen were the inheritance of David, and therefore the Messiah only can be spoken of in this verse. Before Messiah "all kings" were to "fall down; all nations to do him service" (Psalm 72:11; comp. Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 60:3, 4; Matthew 28:19, etc.). And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession (comp. Isaiah 52:10; Jeremiah 16:19; Micah 5:4; Zechariah 9:10; Acts 13:47).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ask of me,.... Jehovah is either here again introduced speaking, or these words are a continuation of the Son's account of what his Father said unto him; which do not suppose any superiority in the one, or inferiority in the other; but are only expressive of the Father's great respect and affection for his Son, as such a way of speaking among men shows, Esther 5:3; and of the great interest the Son had in his Father, who could ask nothing but he had it; and shows the perfect harmony, agreement, and unity between them: see 1 Kings 3:5; Christ, in the council and covenant of grace and peace, asked many things of his Father, which were granted; he asked for the persons of all the elect to be his bride and spouse, and his heart's desire was given him, and the request of his lips was not withheld from him: he asked for all the blessings of grace for them; for spiritual life here, and eternal life hereafter; and all were given him, and put into his hands for them, Psalm 20:2; and here it is promised him,

and I shall give thee the Heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession; by "the Heathen", and "the uttermost parts of the earth", are meant God's elect among the Gentiles, and who live in the distant parts of the world; which are Christ's other sheep, the Father has given to him as his portion, and whom he has made his care and charge: as if it was not enough that he should be King of Zion, or have the government over his chosen ones among the Jews, he commits into his hands the Gentiles also; see Isaiah 49:6; and these are given him as his inheritance and possession, as his portion, to be enjoyed by him; and who esteems them as such, and reckons them a goodly heritage, and a peculiar treasure, his jewels, and the apple of his eye. These words respect the calling of the Gentiles under the Gospel dispensation; and the amplitude of Christ's kingdom in all the earth, which shall be from sea to sea, and from the rivers to the ends of the earth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. The hopes of the rebels are thus overthrown, and not only so; the kingdom they opposed is destined to be coextensive with the earth.

heathen—or, "nations" (Ps 2:1).

and the uttermost parts of the earth—(Ps 22:27); denotes universality.

Psalm 2:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Why Do the Nations Rage?
7"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. 9'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"…
Cross References
Hebrews 1:2
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

Revelation 2:26
To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations--

Psalm 21:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

Psalm 21:2
You have granted him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,

Psalm 65:8
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.

Psalm 67:7
May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

Psalm 82:8
Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.

Jeremiah 12:17
But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it," declares the LORD.
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