"Spurgeon's Sermons," No. It was not temporary rage, but deep seated hate, for they set themselves resolutely to withstand the Prince of Peace. חטּא, instead of which חטא is usually found) sinners, ἁμαρτωλοί, who pass their lives in sin, especially coarse and manifest sin; לצים (from לוּץ, as מת from מוּת) scoffers, who make that which is divine, holy, and true a subject of frivolous jesting. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 7. He saith, "they took counsel about it." Hence this title well suited Him who holds all these offices, and was generally used by the Jews before His coming, to denote Him (Da 9:26). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/psalms-2.html. 2012. Set themselves—Literally, place themselves firmly. Sclater, mentioned above, tried to make something out of the fact that Jesus Christ himself did not quote this Psalm; nevertheless, Almighty God Himself quoted it from heaven in broad open daylight before a multitude (See Matthew 3:17). Psalm 2 is credited to David by the New Testament (Acts 4:25). Nay, that would not serve them, for they had done so already, until even his disciples were fled from him. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The word used here, יחד yachad, means properly to found, to lay the foundation of, to establish; then, to be founded (Niphal); to support oneself; to lean upon - as, for example, to lean upon the elbow. The meaning is, that they were engaged in deliberating against Yahweh in respect to the matter here referred to - to wit, his purpose to place the “Anointed One,” his King (Psalm 2:6), on the hill of Zion. This song expresses amazement that cultures and governments of earth would try to ignore God. In פּלגי מים, both מים and the plur. Matthew 3:13-17. saying. They go about their warfare craftily, not with foolish haste, but deliberately. Against his anointed; against such a king whom God hath chosen and exalted, and wonderfully accomplished and set up for his work and service, who therefore will certainly defend him against all his enemies. "Commentary on Psalms 2:2". The word Messiah, or Anointed, is therefore of so general a character in its signification that its mere use would not determine to whom it was to be applied - whether to a king, to a priest, or to the Messiah properly so called. "Commentary on Psalms 2:2". Against the Lord, and against His anointed. יהגּה, what he is always striving to do; הגה of a deep (cf. Christianity has been opposed by every form of religion beneath the sun. Have any ever yet waxed fierce against Christ and prospered? In the first verse the psalmist sees a general commotion among the nations as engaged in some plan that he sees must be a vain one; here he describes more particularly the cause of the excitement, and gives a nearer view of what is occurring. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-2.html. This psalm is quoted as to Messiah in Acts 4:24-25; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5; Hebrews 5:5; Revelation 2:27; Revelation 12:5; Revelation 19:15. What would they have, then? The civil ruler has opposed it with the sword; the bigot with the screw, the wheel, and the stake; the philosopher with sophistry and derision; and the multitude with lawless violence. The intonation of the accent is said in these instances to begin, by anticipation, with the fugitive ĕ.). (St. Jerome). This has been the history of our religion from the beginning. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Peter." "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Micah 6:16; Jeremiah 7:24. "Commentary on Psalms 2:2". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". That he should be endowed, with out measure, with that Spirit which was given only in limited measure to His types, is mentioned by Isaiah, ( Isaiah 11) chap. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. But the Chaldean has, "to revolt from the Lord, and fight with his Messias."