You will break them with a rod of iron[a];(A)
    you will dash them to pieces(B) like pottery.(C)

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  1. Psalm 2:9 Or will rule them with an iron scepter (see Septuagint and Syriac)
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May he rule from sea to sea
    and from the River[a](A) to the ends of the earth.(B)
May the desert tribes bow before him
    and his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish(C) and of distant shores(D)
    bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Sheba(E) and Seba
    present him gifts.(F)
11 May all kings bow down(G) to him
    and all nations serve(H) him.

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  1. Psalm 72:8 That is, the Euphrates
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He has remembered(A) his love
    and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth(B) have seen
    the salvation of our God.(C)

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The Lord will extend your mighty scepter(A) from Zion,(B) saying,
    “Rule(C) in the midst of your enemies!”

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He will judge(A) between the nations
    and will settle disputes(B) for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
    and their spears into pruning hooks.(C)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,(D)
    nor will they train for war anymore.

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18 We were with child, we writhed in labor,
    but we gave birth(A) to wind.
We have not brought salvation(B) to the earth,
    and the people of the world have not come to life.(C)

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The Servant of the Lord

42 “Here is my servant,(A) whom I uphold,
    my chosen one(B) in whom I delight;(C)
I will put my Spirit(D) on him,
    and he will bring justice(E) to the nations.(F)

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    he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice(A) on earth.
    In his teaching(B) the islands(C) will put their hope.”(D)

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22 “Turn(A) to me and be saved,(B)
    all you ends of the earth;(C)
    for I am God, and there is no other.(D)

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20 Leave Babylon,
    flee(A) from the Babylonians!
Announce this with shouts of joy(B)
    and proclaim it.
Send it out to the ends of the earth;(C)
    say, “The Lord has redeemed(D) his servant Jacob.”

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he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant(A)
    to restore the tribes of Jacob
    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.(B)
I will also make you a light(C) for the Gentiles,(D)
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”(E)

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My righteousness draws near speedily,
    my salvation(A) is on the way,(B)
    and my arm(C) will bring justice to the nations.
The islands(D) will look to me
    and wait in hope(E) for my arm.

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