What is Psalm 2:8 referring to?
Psalm 2:7-8 refer to Jesus.
Psalm 2:7 NASB
7 “I will announce the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, ‘You are My
Son, Today I have fathered You.
A prophesied in Psalm 2:7 God acknowledges at His baptism that Jesus is His Son:
Mark 1:10-11 NASB
10 And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens
[a]opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him; 11 and a
voice came from the heavens: “You are My beloved Son; in You I [b]am
According to the Psalm, God asks His Son. (Not David)
Psalm 2:8 NASB
8 Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as Your
inheritance,And the ends of the earth as Your possession.
How will the nations be given as His inheritance?
Jesus has the inheritance as God’s Firstborn. Indeed, Jesus Christ “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” (Colossians 1:15 NASB, KJV) All he has to do is ask and God "gives him nations as his inheritance and the ends of the earth as his possession."
Psalm 72:8 NASB
8 May he also rule from sea to sea, And from the Euphrates River to
the ends of the earth.
Hebrews 1:2 NASB
2 In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed
heir of all things, through whom He also made the world.
Revelation 11:15 NASB
The Seventh Trumpet: Christ’s Reign Foreseen
15 Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in
heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of
our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”