Preliminary Thoughts on Psalm 1-2


Psalm 1-2 are chiastically arranged in order to show that the Blessed Man from Psalm 1 is the Son, the King, of Psalm 2. The King is the Blessed Man who is like the one planted by streams of water, who delights in the law of the Lord; the one decreed to be a Son forever, begotten of God that he might inherit the world and divide the treelike saints from the chaff-like wicked; that he laughs at the plans of the wicked who will be cut off in the judgment; and the one appointed by Yahweh to burst the bonds of the wicked.

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