Prophecy of the coming Messiah in Psalm 2:9 KJV1769 revision Same verse in the NIV We'd all agree that "break them" (harm, destroy, punish like what happens when I try to do dishes!) is quite different than "rule them". Now here's the interesting thought: Twice this verse is quoted in the NT by the Apostle John. And both times he uses the word "RULE" not "break". Rev 2:27 KJV1769revision And Rev 12:5 give another quotation of Psalm 2 Thoughts? Seems like the NT supports the translation of the NIV, not the AV.