God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. Psalm 2:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 2:7, NIV: "I will proclaim the LORD's decree: He said to me, 'You are my son; today I have become your father." Text: Explanation: This the first of several psalms about the Messiah. Then we see repetition in verses 9 and 10 that mirrors verses 7 and 8. His anger will be a vexation to them; if he but speak to them in his wrath, even the breath of his mouth will be their confusion, slaughter, and consumption, Isa. The structure of Psalm 2 is made of three parts. Psalm 2 is twice as long, consisting of four stanzas and 12 verses. In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. Comments Have your say about what … And God counsels them to “be instructed” or to “be warned” or “take advice” or “listen to reason”. I believe it’s speaking of ethnic groups or nations. Psalm 2:10 "Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth." Verse 3. Psalm 2 - Why are the nations so angry? Anointed - Against the king whom God hath chosen and exalted. You can’t beat that kind of army. And so, God reacts to this international rebellion. It announces God's sovereignty. That’s the picture. He’s even in the Old Testament looking for worshippers who would worship in spirit and truth. All Rights Reserved. Can you imagine the futility of this kind of behavior? This is what God said:-Psalms 2:6. And from his vantage point where he sees and knows everything perfectly, he takes an action that can seem a little odd to us. Well, what does “raging” look like anyway? Most Psalms begin with a brief introductory phrase such as: "To the chief musician," "A song of David," etc., but Psalm 2 begins with the words, "Why do the nations rage?" That very God has determined to set his king on his holy hill of Zion and to destroy all opposition. Serving the Lord will! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Unfortunately, not God’s word. Kings should administer justice. But he stoops and condescends to advise them on the wise choice to make, despite their opposition to him. Where is it recorded that he received that authority? Set - The word denotes the combination of their counsels and forces. Solid relevant content and easy to read. Acts 4:24–26 in the New Testament attributes it to David. This is the way it’s been since the fall. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. And it simply means non-Jewish people. Psalm 2 begins with a question: “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?” (verse 1). And therefore – submit to that rule. He points out that HE is the one who appointed this king against whom they’re rebelling. But he is angry at them. Wow – remember the question that Pastor Fuller sought to answer in his sermon last Sunday? I think the issue of God’s sovereign rule is unavoidable throughout the psalm. All those who run to him for refuge as you would run to a large rock that could provide protection from a raging storm. 1. We’ve seen this before, but the word “wrath” really can mean “nostril”. And it really won’t take too much. So, that’s part two of three. Like a son, the faithful subject received an "inheritance," viewed as an unconditional, eternal gift. It will be utter destruction to yourselves; lest ye perish in the way of your sins, and from the way of your vain hopes; lest your way perish, lest you prove to have missed the way of happiness. But obviously their standing is charged with rebellion. To begin, we’re directed to think about the “kings of the earth.” Their identity is pretty obvious. Oh, the chafing. Who are they against? Non-Jewish people. Learn how your comment data is processed. Psalm 2 Commentary: As we study Psalm 2 we’ll be seeing the psalmist’s wonder and amazement at the fact that this world is constantly and actively rebelling against God’s plan and at the same time they show heated antagonism to God’s national representative – the nation of Israel and – in particular in Psalm 2 – to Israel’s Davidic king. The Lord said to him that David is his son. Last thing we’ll consider before we work at explaining this psalm is the implied situation. As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. It’s blessed – Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. This word “sore displeasure” speaks of God’s burning glowing anger at these people for their rebellion against him and his king. Well, that’s where verse 9 informs us of what God means. to New Testament apps. Now we’re not speaking of the “heathen” anymore. It will come to nothing. Now, this may sound a little strange to us. Iron was viewed as the strongest element to the Jews of the Old Testament. "How blessed are all who take refuge in Him" The last line of Psalm 2 links to the first line of Psalm 1, possibly a literary technique called inclusio. And therefore, “people” or “ethnic groups” would be closely related to that concept. Does that fit with our conception of who God is? The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. They’re plotting and scheming and hatching something in their minds. Thanks, Don. Not all of it, I think. What is the alternative to “wealth gotten by vanity” in Proverbs 13 11. They’re meditating and scheming. The word “imagine” is one that you’ve seen before in the psalms. A number of positions in ancient Israel involved being anointed physically – kings being one such group. What do they want to do? No, not at all. Revelation 12:5 relates the vision of the woman Israel bearing the child Christ who would rule the nations with a rod of iron. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, How does one rage? What does this mean? Every single time, it appears parallel to the word “kings”. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. The surrounding nations are opposing his rule over them. And the psalmist could give us the content of their meditations at this very point in the psalm. They’re “resisting”! The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one. We’re speaking of the “people”. And in that case, it’s not just the Gentile nations that rose up and rebelled against God’s plans and his anointed one – or his Christ. So, that’s how God is pictured as directly communicating with the Gentile nations that oppose him and his Davidic king – verses 4 through 6. And Israel certainly occupied a portion of that land. By the way, isn’t this wonderful? He will conquer the hearts of His elect, drawing them all to Himself. I believe this is talking about Jesus, not David. Required fields are marked *. And it’s smashed into pieces. And so, he laughs at and mocks them. The Lord scoffs at them. So, the non-Jewish nations and the kings who rule over them are gathering together. That’s who’s raging. These nations are hardened against him. They can hope for no success in so opposing so powerful a kingdom. And that king reigns from Zion – or Jerusalem. God also commands them to serve him with fear or reverence. Psalm 2 Why do the nations conspire#:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rageand the peoples plot in vain? Psalm 24 Commentary Verse 9. They’re simply world rulers. Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. If you were listening, I think you’d have to conclude that the land belongs to the nation of Israel. And so that’s the last section of this psalm. I thank God for you! But it’s vain to try to get away from the God who holds your very life in his hands. Well, the concept of anointing is basically having oil poured on you. The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Psalm 2:1, NASB: "Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?" To welcome Jesus Christ, and to submit to him, is our wisdom and interest. Let’s read. 3 “Let us break their shackles. Well, what are these rulers up to? God didn’t “begotten” David; He only referenced that to His Son, Jesus. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts. He speaks, and it is done; he speaks in wrath, and sinners are undone. That’s verses 10 through 12. That’s this word. It’s often directed at his human representatives. KJV Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? So, that’s God response to international rebellion against him. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. But that’s just what the kings of the earth are attempting to do here. I think what called for the writing of this psalm in its original setting was something like this. These people are resisting and conspiring against none other than the Lord God of Hosts! He laughs. answer me, that is, grant me deliverance from this death which threateneth me.This is his sense, as appeareth by the sequel; though at present he could not instance, but only beggeth audience. Even as God wreaks havoc on those who oppose him, God provides a refuge for those who serve him." (1-6) Promise to Christ as the Head of this kingdom. Alright – let’s move on to the second line of verse 1. But he doesn’t, yet. But this word can also refer to an ethnic group or groups. In its noun form it simply has to do with gathering as a group. Verse 2. “Whose is the Land?” What’s God’s answer? That’s the way to picture God’s stance towards these enemies. And we can only assume that their purpose is evil. wow thanks much . And with a kiss of loyalty take this yoke upon you, and give up yourselves to be governed by his laws, disposed of by his providence, and entirely devoted to his cause. External Opposition to God’s Work and the Response of God’s People in Nehemiah 2. But most of it. Acts 13:33 even references this chapter when God made reference to Jesus. And his inheritance as such a subject includes being given these raging heathen and even the ends of the earth as his possession, if he but asks for them. Like in Genesis 25:23 where the Lord tells Rebekah that two PEOPLES would be separated from her body – the Edomites and the Israelites. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say that most of the media – and even our own president and other world leaders – weren’t happy about who won. Men’s hearts are indeed troubled when God’s words come hot with anger into their spirits. KJV Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. It’s God’s counsel to the rebellious nations. Let’s read verses 4 through 9. Lamah rageshu goyim - Why do the nations (goyim) rage? But that’s not the end of his reaction to this rebellion. That’s what they do. They need to be broken asunder like Samson did with some of those ropes that Delilah put on him. But actually, Peter in Acts chapter 4 and verse 25 reveals that it was in fact David who wrote this psalm. The rebellion of individuals and nations against his plans and people don’t sit well with him. So, that’s what I’ll entitle this message. Now, this term can describe people in general – like Proverbs 11:26 where THE PEOPLE curse the one who withholds bread from them. The other way in which God is portrayed as responding is actually not to the nations, but to his Davidic king. The last line of Psalm 2, “Happy are all who take refuge in him,” echoes the initial words of Psalm 1, “Happy are those….” This repetition brackets Psalms 1 and 2 together, and the unit serves to introduce the book of Psalms as a whole. And it’s exactly what we see happening in this psalm. Let him be very dear and precious; love him above all, love him in sincerity, love him much, as she did, to whom much was forgiven, and, in token of it, kissed his feet, Luke 7:38. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. There are these “rulers”. I believe this psalm is referencing the battle of man wanting to get rid of God’s power over him and this is an imperative warning to the nations that Jesus is King. The first psalm presents the perfect man, the happy man. Does he find their rebellion humorous? And the nations are pictured as being clay vessels. These enemies can show no good cause for opposing so just and holy a government, which, if received by all, would bring a heaven upon earth. Now, this word translated as “rulers” (RZN) appears 6 times in the Old Testament. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. See also Psalm 22, for example..1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?.2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. Well, what is Psalm 2 about? Both Pss. But his speech is not gentle and peaceful – not to these hardened enemies of his. Here in Psalm 2, he’s viewed as sitting high above everyone and everything – certainly above these puny riotous nations. And that phrase “have in derision” simply means that he’s going to mock them. At any rate, it’s a royal psalm. Even the peoples of Israel were involved in it. But he’s also gracious and not willing for any to perish. Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Psalms, Volume 2 (The NIV Application Commentary). If they do, they will find joy. New! 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Now, there appears to be another group of individuals in view in verse 2. 1 Why do the nations protest. Psalm 2:11 "Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling." There, David is saying that his enemies are doing this very thing – conspiring – and their intent is actually to take his life. But what are they conspiring to do here in Psalm 2? Look at the next line. This begins with reverencing God and submitting to His authority. David and his son Solomon ruled over much of the land that God originally promised to Abraham. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. And there’s a way to rejoice while worshipping and serving the Lord in fear – that also includes trembling. I do believe this is speaking of Jesus but I can’t deny that it originally spoke of David. Earth - So called in way of contempt and to shew their madness in opposing the God of heaven. This is nothing new to our day and age. The word translated as “set” here appears in Joshua 1:5. Again, “heathen” are simply non-Jews. Now, this word is used in Psalm 31. He’s heightening our concern for their activities and attitudes. Commentary on Psalm 2:7-9 (Read Psalm 2:7-9) The kingdom of the Messiah is founded upon an eternal decree of God the Father. If the king’s anger is kindled just a little – it doesn’t require much provocation in light of their past and even present rebellion. But you might not know it. Why do they waste their time with futile plans? And the Lord would be like his father. They’re unwelcomed. I found your commentary easy reading and useful for a study I am doing for a Life Group discussion. Well, what is the object of their meditation? The thing that bothers them the most is Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent rejection of the idea of dividing the land of Israel up in order to make a separate Palestinian state within Israel’s borders. Christ works through you for me and others!! Who knows the power of his anger? And – you know – the animosity of evil people so often is not directed at God alone. They want to break the bands of David and his God. We know that God is love. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. This is the right reaction of sinners in the presence of a holy and sovereign God. KJV Psalm 2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. But that’s just what the enemies will do in the end times. Christ is the way; take heed lest ye be cut off from Him as your way to God. And that angry reaction will cause them some terror. And what are these kings pictured as doing? So, God is declaring that David is a faithful subject of his. They would break asunder the bands of conscience, and the cords of God's commandments; they will not receive, but cast them away as far as they can. Now, what are these ethnic groups doing anyway? But for now, I’ll leave us with those verses to remind us that Jesus the Christ is the last and greatest of the Davidic kings. In Psalm 2, the kings and rulers of these non-Jewish nations are conspiring against both the Lord and his anointed one. In response, God gives the nations the cosmic raspberry and ridicules their pride, claiming that he has set his king on Zion (verses 5–6). And he’s not alone. He will speak to them in his wrath. I think Psalm 2:9 is in view. Now, the NET Bible has a helpful note on this matter as well. Heavenly Father, thank You that You purposed to redeem mankind, through the sacrifice of a Kinsman-Redeemer - and decreed that the eternal Son of God would be born into the human race as the perfect Son of Man. And he does so through his anointed Davidic king. Based on God’s reaction to this international uprising against his authority, the psalmist gives some advice to those doing the uprising. The people over whom the king of Israel ruled were trying to break away from him. You could also say Gentiles. The first Psalm was a contrast between the righteous man and the sinner; the second Psalm is a contrast between the tumultuous disobedience of the ungodly world and the sure exaltation of the righteous … He alone has full power of sovereignty. God rules. Such gifts usually took the form of land and/or an enduring dynasty.”. Again, these may be the same people as the ones identified as “kings”. They’re conspiring. Why? Kiss the Son, verse 12. I’m so thankful to hear of the extended reach of this message. . 2:2: The kings - Herod, and Pilate and others with or after them. They’re given the label “the heathen”. Let’s look at verse 1. Who are these raging people? PSALM 2 * A Psalm for a Royal Coronation. This passage is without any doubt whatever a reference to Almighty God … They’re standing. You may have heard the Hebrew word goy or goyim. And if they don’t take this counsel, they’ll perish from their present course of life – their “way” as we have it here. They thought themselves in the way; but neglecting Christ, they perish from it. But the context of Psalm 2 is anything but neutral. It’s actually the same word that’s translated as “meditate” and is what the blessed man of Psalm 1 was pictured as doing. Thereby, Psalm 1— Psalm 2 … Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. 2. In Acts 4:25-26 he repeated Psalm 2: 3. God hath said unto him, Thou art my Son, and it becomes each of us to say to him, Thou art my Lord, my Sovereign'. And he’s coming to rescue Israel from their assailants. So, I believe that this kind of a situation is what provoked the psalmist to write this psalm. We are told what they aim at in this opposition. They’re imagining a vain thing. He’s not playing around. Your email address will not be published. Revelation 2:27 has Christ telling the overcomers at Thyatira that they will rule – though not BREAK, the nations with a rod of iron – JUST LIKE CHRIST RECEIVED THAT KIND OF AUTHORITY FROM HIS FATHER. Blessed will those be in the day of wrath, who, by trusting in Christ, have made him their Refuge. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. The idea is that as someone gets angry, sometimes his nostrils will flare and perhaps even get a little red. And then in Acts 4:25-28 applies the first section of Psalm 2 (verses 1 through 3) to Christ’s crucifixion. He responds to the nations in anger and assures them that he is in control. Well, it’s hard to easily tell because this word is used only here as a verb. and the peoples conspire in vain? Rather, they’re meditating on a vain thing. That’s where God promised Joshua that no one would be able to STAND before him – there’s that word. Well, how would you feel if you knew that people were reacting this way toward your attempted leadership of them? And – seeing as they have no need of such restrictions – they’d be happy to cast them aside. The Lord, the Master, Adonai – he will have them in derision. Psalms, Volume 2 (The NIV Application Commentary) - Kindle edition by Tucker, W. Dennis, Grant, Jamie A.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Psalm 2:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 2:1, NIV: "Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?" According to the Talmud, Psalm 2 is a continuation of Psalm 1. He’s angry. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. It’s talking about one of their descendants, according to the flesh. That’s what that word “vex” means. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. The decree he gave – or his statute or rule. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. And sometimes those kings and the nations they were leading opposed their being ruled over by an Israelite king. Psalm 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed. What happens when an iron rod meets a clay vessel? Now, based on that pretty forceful response from the Lord, what are these rebellious nations to do? What Psalm 2 means. I thank God for you….Christ works through you for me and others!! And finally he speaks. So, which one is it here? He’s sitting somewhere. Psalms 2:5. But that’s just one aspect of his response. And God tells him what to do with these heathen. God could have left it at heated angry rebuke with these rebels. 2:3: And cast - The same thing expressed with more emphasis. The truths and precepts of Christianity are against ambitious projects and worldly lusts. Jesus may surely have used Psalm 1 and 2 as an outline in Matthew 5-7, esp. It reminds me of the book of Revelation where Christ comes back on a white horse. Isn’t that the way your own flesh feels about them? In Matthew 17:1-9, the gospel reading for this Sunday of the Transfiguration of our Lord, the disciples catch a … Christ's throne is set up in his church, that is, in the hearts of all believers. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. (lacking the usual introductory phrase), which led some sages to think that Psalm 1 and 2 comprise a single unit. So, last Tuesday (March 17, 2015) marked the election for the Israeli Prime Minister. And so they’d make attempts to rebel against the Davidic king and throw off his rule from over them. They want no more of the restrictions that the rule of God and his king place over them. against the LORD and against his anointed one: * b. Here it is: Submit to God’s Rule. Psalm 2 Commentary: Genre Psalm 2 is considered to be a royal psalm. This our Lord Jesus often referred to, as what he governed himself by. The people in Psalm 1 delight in the law, but the people in Psalm 2 defy the law. That’s the first section. the Lord derides them, d 5 Then he speaks to them in his anger, And the rulers – this same group – are taking counsel together. It permeates all of the psalm. It doesn’t matter what the angry nations say – God’s determined to have his king rule in Jerusalem. The accusations of oppression. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. Submit to God’s Rule. Interesting. “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” But the one who rules in heaven laughs. Psalm 2 is considered to be a royal psalm. Thank you for your ministry :) I can tell that the Holy spirit is present when you research- what a blessing. These kings are – furthermore – to kiss (NSHQ) the son. Now, I’ll also add that this psalm is referenced several times in the New Testament. Christ! He is supremely patient and loving. If you didn’t, I can understand. Had to click to second page of google choices to get this, chosen randomly ish among the ten or so on second page. Verses 1 – 3: Though all the good kings of Israel were messiahs (God's kings) it is really about Jesus the Messiah. The kings of these nations are addressed directly again. And it will be truly said then as it is now and has been forever – “Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”. Psalms 55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;. Rather, flee to him and find protection and safety and blessing. Attend unto me, and hear me] Heb. Psalm 2:1, ESV: "Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?" and cast off their chains from us!” c 4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs;. So, we’ll read the first section again – verses 1 through 3. And when it’s quoted in the New Testament it’s not talking about David or Solomon. Psalm 2:1–6. This repetition, no doubt, is to emphasize what’s being said and heighten the excitement surrounding the entering of the Ark into Jerusalem. Verse 5. He’s coming with the armies of heaven. This was written so I could understand easily. Who is this anointed one? I wish I had the time to explore how the New Testament uses the Old. In David’s case in Psalm 2, they were the nations who opposed Israel and his own God-sanctioned rule over them. “Be wise … be instructed” are favorite words in wisdom literature. They’re counseled to “be wise” or to gain insight, to pay close attention, to be sensible about the matter – in light of the threatenings! It’s futile. Verses 2–3 specify this futility: the kings of the earth reject Messiah’s right to rule. That’s the word behind “set” in verse 2. A man named Luke wrote a part of the Bible that we call Acts. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 2:1-6 We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. When David and Solomon ruled Israel they reigned over those other nations and their kings. There’s widespread rebellion against this king. Previous ones ignore the history and writer’s situation and jump straight to spiritualized christian applications. David is going to recount for us what God had told him. Psalm 2 is the second psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Why do the heathen rage".In Latin, it is known as "Quare fremuerunt gentes".Psalm 2 does not identify its author with a superscription. Psalm 2 provides critical background for understanding both what it means and what it meant to recognize Jesus as messiah (i.e., the Christ) and Lord. Commentary, Psalm 2, Cameron Howard, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2011. The judges – or the ones who are supposed to administer justice in a society – are also addressed. There are numerous psalms which had immediate reference to David but have their ultimate fulfillment in David’s son, Jesus Christ. And he hasn’t even begun to reign in Jerusalem. He scarcely needs to lift his hand, he has only to speak; and when Jehovah speaks in wrath, his words are thunderbolts. To draw near to the Davidic king and to submit themselves to him – just like all of Egypt did to Joseph, except for Pharaoh of course. And that’s just what we saw in that book when we studied through it. Ver. But when he does, what a day that will be! Ask, verses 8-11. Isn’t that the way that lost people tend to view God’s rules? These bands or restrictions are viewed by these nations as oppressive. And remember the title of the message? Their rebellion won’t do that. In fact, Paul says in Acts 13:33 that the statement that God makes to David about begetting him actually also applies to Christ being raised from the dead. In fact, this kind of universal upheaval against God’s plans regarding Israel is something that’s contemplated in Psalm 2. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. God will frighten them. 11:4; 2 Th. Oh, the complaints. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. and princes plot together. I’ve enjoyed the few commentaries I’ve read of yours, however, I have to say I disagree with this one. That’s verses 7 through 9. And yet, everyone is up-in-arms about them solely living in that land. The Son of God, spoken of in Psalm 2:7; the word used is so rendered in Proverbs 31:2; and comes from another which signifies to "choose", and to "purify", or "to be pure"; hence some render it "the elect" or "chosen One", or "the pure One" (k); and both agree with Christ, who is God's elect, chosen to be the Redeemer and Saviour of his people, and who is pure free from sin, original and actual. Very life in his sermon last Sunday actually face Christ and are ready to him..., what does “ raging ” look like anyway these bands or restrictions are viewed by these nations addressed. 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