Psalms 2:12

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Kisse the Sonne 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 3 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For fear that he may be angry, causing destruction to come on you, because he is quickly moved to wrath. Happy are all those who put their faith in him.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Give sincere homage to the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him. A Psalm by David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
- World English Bible

Kiss the Chosen One, lest He be angry, And ye lose the way, When His anger burneth but a little, O the happiness of all trusting in Him!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. Happy are all they that take refuge in Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 2:12


2:12 Kiss - In token of your subjection and adoration; whereof this was a sign among the eastern nations. The son - The son of God. Ye perish - Be taken out of the way by death or destruction. Wrath - The least degree of his anger is terrible.


Discussion for Psalms 2

  • Michael C.
    David is referring here, not to the ignorant sinner, but to those who are determined enemies of God. The Lord has compassion on the multitudes of lost sheep without a shepherd: but those who rage against Him, to give themselves over to everything evil, false and Antichrist, reproach His Holy Spirit. As for me, I kiss the Son! I am thankful Jesus loves me, and gave Himself for me.He is my King!
  • Guy Sciortino
    God has declared His Son king over this earth, by virtue of His obedient life. Yet the powers that strive for worldly glory oppose God and Hus Son. Jesus' kingdom ultimately prevailed, as Daniel prophecies. This is our blessed hope. The kingdoms and rulers of this planet, though they set themselves against God and His Word, will all come under judgment. What a glorious day when Jesus returns!
  • Mulindwa henry
    I love verse 4.... The Lord enlightened me on this. Knowing that I carry Christ on my inside, whatever wages war against me wages war against Christ him. This means God looks at vessels, situations and challenges in my life and laughs. Derision is their portion.
  • T J
    I believe the Psalm is discussing the troubles David faces while among certain types of dignitaries and gives advice to who to rely on in such situations. So we an apply it all areas of our life, how despite it all we too shall be successful if stay on our path with God, trusting in Him.
  • Nicodemus Machuki Onchengo
    when i try to read this book properly it is abook of great knowledge and further more gives much understanding more also our life.Nothing can be discussed without it interfearing.
  • Jeanette
    I am soooo thankful for the peace that passes understanding the Lord gives. Such a peace that we can rest our weary bodies and minds in the midst of enormous and fierce trials we face daily. Thank you Lord!

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