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Psalm 2:10–12

10 Now then, you kings, act wisely!

Be warned, you rulers of the earth!

11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Submit to God’s royal son,* or he will become angry,

and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—

for his anger flares up in an instant.

But what joy for all who take refuge in him!

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Psalm 2:10–12 — The New International Version (NIV)

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;

be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear

and celebrate his rule with trembling.

12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry

and your way will lead to your destruction,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — English Standard Version (ESV)

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;

be warned, O rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear,

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son,

lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,

for his wrath is quickly kindled.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:

Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear,

And rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry,

And ye perish from the way,

When his wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;

Be instructed, you judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear,

And rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,

And you perish in the way,

When His wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — New Century Version (NCV)

10 So, kings, be wise;

rulers, learn this lesson.

11 Obey the Lord with great fear.

Be happy, but tremble.

12 Show that you are loyal to his son,

or you will be destroyed by his anger,

because he can quickly become angry.

But happy are those who trust him for protection.

Psalm 2:10–12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

10 Now therefore be wise, O ye kings:

Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve Jehovah with fear,

And rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way,

For his wrath will soon be kindled.

Blessed are all they that take refuge in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 And now, O kings, be ye wise, be admonished, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve Jehovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, though his anger burn but a little. Blessed are all who have their trust in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 Now, you kings, act wisely.

Be warned, you rulers of the earth!

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, or he will become angry

and you will die on your way

because his anger will burst into flames.

Blessed is everyone who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 So now, kings, be wise;

receive instruction, you judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with reverential awe

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry

and you will perish in your rebellion,

for His anger may ignite at any moment.

All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

Psalm 2:10–12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;

be warned, O rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear,

with trembling 12 kiss his feet,

or he will be angry, and you will perish in the way;

for his wrath is quickly kindled.

Happy are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 So then, O kings, be wise.

Be warned, O rulers of the earth.

11 Serve Yahweh with fear,

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son

lest he be angry and you perish on the way,

for his anger burns quickly.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 2:10–12 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

10 Kings, be wise!

Rulers of the earth, be warned!

11 Serve the Lord and have respect for him.

Serve him with joy and trembling.

12 Obey the son completely, or he will be angry.

Your way of life will lead to your death.

His anger can blaze out at any moment.

Blessed are all those who go to him for safety.

Psalm 2:10–12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;

Take warning, O judges of the earth.

11 Worship the Lord with reverence

And rejoice with trembling.

12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,

For His wrath may soon be kindled.

How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!