1.Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (Holy Bible KJV)
1 Why do nations assemble,
and peoples plot vain things; (Tanakh JPS 1985)
Why do nations assemble: Antisemitism and hatred of the Jew.
and peoples plot vain things: Plans, schemes and war to destroy Israel and exterminate the Jewish people. All in vain. It will not happen, it will not succeed.
2.The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, (KJV)
2kings of the earth take their stand,
and regents intrigue together
against the Lord and against His anointed? (JPS 1985)
kings of the earth take their stand, and regents intrigue together against the Lord and against His anointed?: The world leaders, nation heads and city governors do not like the G-d of Israel as they do not like the Jewish people and most certainly they will not like His anointed for the end times, the anointed king messiah. G-d has gathered them and He and His anointed king messiah are ready.
3.Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (KJV)
3“Let us break the cords of their yoke,
shake off their ropes from us!” (JPS 1985)
Let us break the cords of their yoke: “Us” is the Jewish people and today the cords are the Jewish fear of the world’s opinion of them and Israel, trying to hard to please those outside of Israel, worrying about how their Nation is viewed by others, and it is the diaspora Jew who feels that the condemnation of Israel is a personal assault on them, their ethnicity and their culture.
4.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (KJV)
4He who is enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord mocks at them. (JPS 1985)
the Lord shall have them in derision.: The Lord says in the scripture that He will destroy the enemy of the Jewish people in the day of the Lord which in the book of Isaiah is the nations of the middle and near east.
5.Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. (KJV)
5Then He speaks to them in anger,
terrifying them in His rage, (JPS 1985)
Then He speaks to them in anger, terrifying them in His rage: G-d uses Israel to fight His battles and wars and He leads them through His anointed king messiah.
6.Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (KJV)
6“But I have installed My king
on Zion, My holy mountain!” (JPS 1985)
Mount Zion is where Jerusalem sits and where the anointed king messiah will reside and “his abode shall be honored” Isaiah 11/10.
7.I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. (KJV)
7Let me tell of the decree:
the Lord said to me,
“You are My son,
I have fathered you this day. (JPS 1985)
I have fathered you this day: Israel was G-d’s first begotten son and then David and then Solomon. In Hosea Chapter 2/1 “The number of the people of Israel shall be like that of the sands of the sea, which cannot be measured or counted; and instead of being told, You are Not-My-People, they shall be called Children-of-the-Living-God.” Son of G-d is a term of endearment and signifies a close relationship with G-d.
8.Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. (KJV)
8Ask it of Me,
and I will make the nations your domain;
your estate, the limits of the earth. (JPS 1985)
I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession: The anointed king messiah is described in Isaiah 53 which provides in verse 12 “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil.”
9.Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. (KJV)
9You can smash them with an iron mace,
shatter them like potter’s ware.” (JPS)
break them with a rod of iron: Isaiah 11/4 says that the anointed king messiah “shall strike down a land with the rod of his mouth And slay the wicked with the breath of his lips.” The rod of iron is the Israel Defense Force.
10.Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. (KJV)
10So now, O kings, be prudent;
accept discipline, you rulers of the earth! (JPS 1985)
be instructed: Accept the teachings of the Jewish Bible as they are provided for the gentiles, the non-Jew, which is basically the ten commandments only and leave the Jewish people in peace.
11.Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (KJV)
11Serve the Lord in awe;
tremble with fright, (JPS 1985)
Serve the Lord in awe: Awe is a feeling of respect or reverence mixed with dread and wonder, often inspired by something majestic or powerful. An overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration and fear produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful and fearsome; and absolute fear or dread.
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. (KJV)
12Arm yourselves with purity lest He become angry and you perish in the way, for in a moment His wrath will be kindled; the praises of all who take refuge in Him. (JPS 1917)
Kiss the Son: This is an intentional false translation of the Hebrew “arm yourselves with purity” by the Church to find Jesus in the scripture of the Tanakh (Old Testament) where he and his story do not exist, anywhere. Not a single Messiah prophecy was satisfied by Jesus. The corrupted translations are few in number but there are many false statements of “prophesy satisfied” and “so that the scripture was fulfilled” and “the prophet said” in the New Testament. The Book of Matthew begins this falsehood in the first chapter. When you see them look them up. The writers of the New Testament did not think you would. In the days of the writings of the New Testament few could read and fewer still had access to scrolls of the Books of the Tanakh. Today society is literate and the scripture is at our fingertips.
In Bible times when G-d spoke to His prophets kissing was an expression of friendship and faithfulness. It was a way to welcome guests. The kings of the earth are commanded to kiss the Son—that is, welcome him as the Messianic King. Kissing can also be an act of fidelity, or faithfulness. In the Holy Bible translation God is commanding the nations to kiss, or welcome, His anointed King, the Messiah. The “Son” is of course supposed to be Jesus who according to the Book of John is the only begotten son of G-d. That is a false statement as it omits Israel, David and Solomon.