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Psalm 2:9 New English Translation (NET Bible)

You will break them[a] with an iron scepter;[b]
you will smash them like a potter’s jar.’”[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:9 tc The LXX reads “you will shepherd them.” This reading, quoted in the Greek text of the NT in Rev 2:27; 12:5; 19:15, assumes a different vocalization of the consonantal Hebrew text and understands the verb as רָעָה (raʿah, “to shepherd”) rather than רָעָע (raʿaʿ, “to break”). But the presence of נָפַץ (nafats, “to smash”) in the next line strongly favors the MT vocalization.
  2. Psalm 2:9 tn The Hebrew term שֵׁבֶט (shevet) can refer to a “staff” or “rod,” but here it probably refers to the Davidic king’s royal scepter, symbolizing his sovereignty.
  3. Psalm 2:9 sn Like a potters jar. Before the Davidic king’s awesome power, the rebellious nations are like fragile pottery.
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