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 2:12

  • Timothy for verse 12
    can someone shed more light on psalm 2:12 pliz.
  • Thomas colbert for verse 12
    the hebrew bible reads;Do homage in purity,lest he
    (God) be angry.It says nothing about kissing a
    Son.This is the ot these are jews.they would have
    been confused as to what this psalm would be
    saying.the church father jerome was aware of the
    original readings and did explain why he had
    translated the line differently.Once you put the
    word son (in Capital letters) you have a whole
    different theology.same goes when the words
    Christ or Messiah is used in place of the word
    annointed.When people read either of these
    capitalized words right away they think Jesus
    but this is not what this jewish writer meant
  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 12
    ALL hell will come against JESUS`s KINGDOM to no avail.WE already won....

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