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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said vnto mee, Thou art my sonne, this day haue I begotten thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)
I will make clear the Lord's decision: he has said to me, You are my son, this day have I given you being.
- Basic English Bible
I will declare the decree: Jehovah hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; *I* this day have begotten thee.
- Darby Bible
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said to me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
- Webster's Bible
I will tell of the decree. Yahweh said to me, "You are my son. Today I have become your father.
- World English Bible
I declare concerning a statute: Jehovah said unto me, `My Son Thou [art], I to-day have brought thee forth.
- Youngs Literal Bible
I will tell of the decree: the LORD said unto me: 'Thou art My son, this day have I begotten thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
2:7 The decree - The will and appointment of God concerning this. My sin - Which tho' it may in some sort be said to, or of David, yet much more properly belongs to Christ, who is commonly known by this title both in the Old and New Testament, and to whom this title is expressly appropriated by the holy ghost, who is the best interpreter of his own words, #Acts 13:33 Heb 1:5|. This day - This may be understood either, Of his eternal generation. This day, from all eternity, which is well described by this day, because in eternity there is no succession, no [yesterday,] no [tomorrow,] but it is all as one continued day or moment without change or flux; or, Of the manifestation of Christ's eternal son - ship in time; which was done both in his birth and life, when his being the son of God was demonstrated by the testimony of the angel, #Luke 1:32|, and of God the Father, #Matt 3:17 17:5|, and by his own words and works; and in his resurrection, which seems to be here mainly intended, of which day this very place is expounded, #Acts 13:33|. When Christ was in a most solemn manner declared to be the son of God with power, #Rom 1:4|.
Yusuf Estes's comment on 2014-01-05 15:08:24:
Psalms (songs?) was a somewhat independent revelation attributed mostly to David and partly to his son, Solomon. The Divine Decreed of the Lord in this verse would predate the coming of the New Testament by many centuries and should not be confused with later revelations.
It seems clear the term used here could not be the same as John 3:16 (only begotten son) Otherwise, the Bible would be seen to contain contradictions or misguidance for all those centuries to those who had not yet heard the words of the Messiah (Christ).
I look forward for more information. Pray for us to be guided.
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