5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

Other Translations of Psalm 2:5

King James Version

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex vex: or, trouble them in his sore displeasure.

English Standard Version

5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,

The Message

5 Then he gets good and angry. Furiously, he shuts them up:

New King James Version

5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:

New Living Translation

5 Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 2:5

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.