KISS the SON in Psalm 2:12?

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KISS the SON…
Psalm 2:12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

18 Comments

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Ricky Grimsley Now how are the kings and you rulers of the earth at the time of David (around 1000 BCE) commanded to kiss the Son, if He will not be the Son until the incarnation and Mary’s conceiving of the Holy Ghost? #noughsaid

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Street Preacherz

    Psalm Two is another fine example of the promise and faithfulness of the great God. Jehovah God. He watches over his word to perform it.
    “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
    – John 1:14

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    If the kings and rulers at the time of David were commanded to kiss the Son of God this can only mean He was already the Son at the time in the OT

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Wayne Dodd

    Psalms is not only a book of songs, it’s a book of prophesy. Consider psalm 22. Whether or not you believe in the preexistence of the Son, this is prophetic. No one could “kiss the Son” until the Son arrived. 🙂

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    mhm – can anyone kiss the Son right now? Still not convinced!

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Wayne Dodd

    Certainly – Galatians 4:6 says we have the spirit of the Son.
    The Son abides in the house forever to make intercession (Hebrews 7:3).

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Well Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever SO is His sonship – the same does not change like some propose Psalm 2 however is the only scripture quoted with the theory that Jesus Christ is eternal son. It is important for us to understand that Psalm 2 says exactly the opposite IF the kings are ordered to kiss the Son some 1000 yrs before He was incarnate. That alone makes Jesus Christ the ETERNAL Son of God

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Wayne Dodd

    My contention would be that this is a prophetic reading much like psalm 22 and does not in itself establish preexistence. No matter which side of the fence we are on.

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    No problem with that. But if it does not prophetically establish preexistence then we cannot be double minded in interpretation and claim that it establishes post existence. BTW prophecy in the Bible does not only predict the future i.e. it is not always in the future. Many rabbis believe Moses had a prophetic visions of the past in order to describe creation and all that happened in Genesis Seems Stephen in Acts 7 and then Paul had similar prophetic words revealing the past not only the future

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Wayne Dodd

    No- it doesn’t establish post either. There are many other scriptures that establish that.

  • Reply August 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    I am looking at the Hebrew and the LXX and then the NT quotes of this text. In all cases tense is present (indicative) continuous. This means the action of being the Son is already present when the word is spoken. YOU ARE does not refer to a indefinite future. Same goes for the imperative KISS. So the future prophecy interpretation is far fetched IF even possible. Actually, if treated as present historic tense which most of the pericopes are written in it is a definite past event continuing in the present. Add to that the specific eternal inclination of the YHWH “I am” and a prophetic future interpretation is simply impossible. Does YHWH mean He will be when He said “I am”? Then why would it mean future when YHWH says about the Son You ARE – not you will be maybe or going to be in some “prophetic” distant future?

  • Reply December 24, 2018

    Joe Absher

    “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.”
    Psalm 2:12 (KJV) just for reference

  • There is a good discussion about the Hebrew text of this verse in INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION by Craig Blomberg et al.

  • Reply December 26, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    tell us all about it MaurĂ­cio Bezerra Santos Silva

  • Reply December 27, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Rico Hero If the kings and rulers at the time of David were commanded to kiss the Son of God this can only mean He was already the Son at the time in the OT, meaning He was the Son

  • Reply December 27, 2018

    Rico Hero

    Ps 2 is unfulfilled prophecy. The kings and rulers at the time of David could not kiss the Son of God

  • Reply December 28, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    present imperative – says nothing about future events Refers to current ongoing occurrences already began prior to the moment of speaking The future prophecy theory is far fetched

  • Reply December 28, 2018

    John-Mark Neal Hales

    Double meaning here as with much of Scripture. Refers to David expecting vassal Kings to kiss his son Solomon and for the world to kiss the Son of God.

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