PSALM 2:11



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“Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”

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Psalm 2:11 Translation & Meaning

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Serve עִבְד֣וּ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc Serve
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
with fear, בְּיִרְאָ֑ה Fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence fear
and rejoice וְ֝גִ֗ילוּ Properly, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion), i.e., usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear rejoice
with trembling. בִּרְעָדָֽה׃ A shudder trembling

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  • 9  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

  • 10  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

  • 11  Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

  • 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.

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