Psalm 2 God the Son
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me,
Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for
thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a
The Second Psalm is the only passage of Scripture to be explicitly referenced by number
in all the Bible. In Acts 13.32f the Apostle Paul preached, saying:
And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made
unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised
up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
This is significant because it sets the precedent
that God has ordained the numerical index of at least one portion of Scripture.
Its uniqueness as the only such verse begs an answer to the question, "Why
did God distinguish this Psalm in this way?" Of course, the answer to the
question is rather obvious within the biblical context, for the Father loves the
Son, and delights in glorifying Him.
The prophetic content
of the Second Psalm follows the general pattern
established by the order of the books of the Bible, where we find the
first reference to God's Son in
Exodus, Second Book (Exodus 4.22):
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is
my son, even my firstborn: And I say
unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let
him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
The theological significance of the Second Letter follows
the pattern established by Aleph. Aleph(
) is the Father's Initial, Bet ()
is the Son's Initial, and the divine alphabet begins as an acronym of Father ()
and Son (), the
first two divine Persons of the Trinity.
Just as the letters of the Father's
name were analyzed to reveal the
significance of Fatherhood, so the letters of the Son's
name may be analyzed:
= Bet (,
House) & Nun (,
Stating the apparent implications of this analysis in plain English,
it states that the Son is he who inherits the House, he who is the posterity of the house.
This coheres with the explicit teaching of Scripture:
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time
past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by
his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made
the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of
his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when
he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on
high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels
said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And
again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when
he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the
angels of God worship him.
The confluence of concepts based on the Number Two and related to the
Son, the Second Person in this passage is truly astounding. This passage
from the book of Hebrews on Spoke 14, links the Spoke 2
with Spoke 14 (), the two letters that
combine to spell SON.
The Second Letter reveals the nature of the
Second Divine Person, who is both God and
Man . He is Theanthropos, the
GodMan, the Mediator between God and
men. This fundamental duality is found in everything having
to do with Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Son of Man.