Psalms 2:1-12 (ANIV)
1 Why do the nations conspire 
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together against the Lord
and against his Anointed One. 
3 “Let us break their chains,” they say,
“and throw off their fetters.”
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then he rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed my King 
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, “You are my Son; 
today I have become your Father. 
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You will rule them with an iron sceptre; 
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
and you be destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Hebrew; Septuargint, rage.
Or, anointed one.
Or, son; also in Psalm 2:12.
Or, have begotten you.
Or, will break then with a rod of iron.
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General light on the left casts shadows to the right.
Jesus, the Son of God (verse 7) standing with a sceptre in his hands.
Kings of the earth on either side of Jesus.
Psalm 02 is an example of a Kingship psalm, which detail the role of the human king in God’s rule over the people. They also point ahead to the Messiah, who would inaugurate God’s kingdom.
In the centre of the scene is Jesus, holding an iron sceptre, which is an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty. This one looks more like a mace; a heavy club with a spiked metal head.
To the left of Jesus I have drawn 3 kings and a queen, all of whom are looking angry and resentful of Him. These are a visual representation of verse 2 above; the unwise rulers of the earh: “The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One”.
To the right of Jesus are another 3 kings and a queen, who express the opposite state: humility, wisdom, reverence in regard to Jesus…“Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling”. The kneeling figure is a particularly good example of a king who chooses to bow the knee towards the greater king: Jesus.