Psalms 2:4

“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that sitteth in the heauens shal laugh: the Lord shall haue them in derision.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he whose seat is in the heavens will be laughing: the Lord will make sport of them.
- Basic English Bible

He that dwelleth in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord shall have them in derision.
- Darby Bible

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
- Webster's Bible

He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.
- World English Bible

He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that sitteth in heaven laugheth, the Lord hath them in derision.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 2:4


2:4 Sitteth - As the king of the whole world. Heavens - As an evidence both of God's clear and certain knowledge of all things that are done below, and of his sovereign and irresistible power. Laugh - Shall despise them and all their crafty devices.


Discussion for Psalms 2

  • Mild Bill
    Heathen have chosen as did Cain,a way that seems right to them,recipients of the tree of knowledge of good and evil,before the tree of life.The order was clear to Adam,but he subjected himself and posterity to Satan.Without life within the fruit of knowledge is deadly poisonous,evident in today's world that struggles/craves for life without God."He that hath the Son,hath life",and the truth of God
  • A disciple
    Mild Bill; Amen Brother. And what is it that they so furiously rage against, and have their vain imagination? "..Against the LORD, and against His Anointed - Christ." It filled up in their slanders and accusations and lies; its filled up in their movies and music; its filled up in every thought of their hearts and expression: "NO GOD!" and "NO ONE TELLING ME ANYTHING!" O COME LORD JESUS! ITS TIME!
  • Don lench
    i would say that let the verses one to five are talking about the battle of armageddon :) and of course in a lesser sense people or persons or countries or organizations who think they can persecute christians without eventual consequences
  • B.Stewart
    God is Good all the time. And all the time God is Good. Think, if we all followed God and what he needs us to do, there would be no Evil to worry about. Our children would be safe. Death would be years away. Oh what a Glorious day That will be.
  • L.Holder
    God is great . He lay down his rules for us to follow . All we need to do is be faithful and love each other . God is not mock and he is looking out for us . Take heed and let God leads you
  • Enny Onakoya
    Psalm 2 is a great encouragement passage that really portray God as a God who is sovereign and always on top of any adverse circumstances, regardless of those that are conspiring against Him or those He endorsed their candidacy.
    Though the enemies may use their position to influence things but their plans will always fail, and fall apart like pack of cards!

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