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Psalms 2:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that dwelleth in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord shall have them in derision.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that sitteth in the heavens, will laugh,—My Lord, will mock at them:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall deride them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that sitteth in the heauens shal laugh: the Lord shall haue them in derision.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that dwells in the heavens shall laugh them to scorn, and the Lord shall mock them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: Yahweh shall have them in derision.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that sitteth 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in the heavens 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
shall laugh: 7832
{7832} Prime
שָׂחַק
sachaq
{saw-khak'}
A primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication to play.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Yhw יָהוֶה 136
{0136} Prime
אֲדֹנָי
'Adonay
{ad-o-noy'}
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
shall have them in derision. 3932
{3932} Prime
לָעַג
la`ag
{law-ag'}
A primitive root; to deride; by implication (as if imitating a foreigner) to speak unintelligibly.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 2:4

_ _ By a figure whose boldness is only allowable to an inspired writer, God’s conduct and language in view of this opposition are now related.

_ _ He that sitteth in the heavens — enthroned in quiet dignities (compare Psalms 29:10; Isaiah 40:22).

_ _ shall laugh — in supreme contempt; their vain rage excites His derision. He is still the Lord, literally, “Sovereign,” though they rebel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 2:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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He that:

Psalms 11:4 The LORD [is] in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne [is] in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
Psalms 68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, [which were] of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, [and that] a mighty voice.
Psalms 115:3 But our God [is] in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Isaiah 40:22 [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest?

shall laugh:

Psalms 37:13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
Psalms 53:5 There were they in great fear, [where] no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth [against] thee: thou hast put [them] to shame, because God hath despised them.
Psalms 59:8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
2 Kings 19:21 This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
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