Psalm 2:10
New International Version
Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.

New Living Translation
Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!

English Standard Version
Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore be wise, O kings; be admonished, O judges of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.

King James Bible
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Be smart, all you rulers, and pay close attention.

Good News Translation
Now listen to this warning, you kings; learn this lesson, you rulers of the world:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth.

International Standard Version
Therefore, kings, act wisely! Earthly rulers, be warned!

NET Bible
So now, you kings, do what is wise; you rulers of the earth, submit to correction!

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore, you kings, be wise; receive correction, you judges of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Now, Kings, be wise, and be instructed, Judges of Earth.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, you kings, act wisely. Be warned, you rulers of the earth!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore, O ye kings, be wise; Be admonished, ye judges of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Understand now therefore, O ye kings: receive chastening, ye judges of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.

American King James Version
Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.

American Standard Version
Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now therefore understand, ye kings: be instructed, all ye that judge the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, O kings, be ye wise, be admonished, ye judges of the earth.

English Revised Version
Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

World English Bible
Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,
Study Bible
The Triumphant Messiah
9You will break them an iron scepter; You will shatter them like pottery.” 10Therefore be wise, O kings; be admonished, O judges of the earth. 11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:15
By me kings reign, and rulers enact just laws;

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me.

Amos 2:3
I will cut off the ruler from its midst and kill all the officials with him," says the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.

Be wise

Jeremiah 6:8
Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

Hosea 14:9
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

O

Psalm 45:12
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

Psalm 72:10,11
The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts…

Isaiah 49:23
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

be instructed

Psalm 82:1-8
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods…







Lexicon
Therefore
וְ֭עַתָּה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

be wise,
הַשְׂכִּ֑ילוּ (haś·kî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

O kings;
מְלָכִ֣ים (mə·lā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

be admonished,
הִ֝וָּסְר֗וּ (hiw·wā·sə·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish

O judges
שֹׁ֣פְטֵי (šō·p̄ə·ṭê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

of the earth.
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 10. - Be wise now therefore, O ye kings. The remainder of the psalm contains the advice of the psalmist to the rebels of vers. 1-3, and to all who may be inclined to imitate them. "Be wise," he says," be prudent. For your own sakes desist from attempts at rebellion. Jehovah and Messiah are irresistible. Ye will find it "hard to kick against the pricks.'" Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. "Be taught," i.e., "by experience, if ye are not wise enough to know beforehand, that opposition to God is futile." Compare the advice of Gamaliel (Acts 5:38, 39). 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.
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