4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

Other Translations of Psalm 2:4

King James Version

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

English Standard Version

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

The Message

4 Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing. At first he's amused at their presumption;

New King James Version

4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.

New Living Translation

4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 2:4

Commentary on Psalm 2:1-6

(Read Psalm 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.