Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?

New American Standard Bible

Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?

King James Version

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Holman Bible

Why do the nations rebel
and the peoples plot in vain?

International Standard Version

Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot?

A Conservative Version

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate vain {things (LXX/NT)}?

American Standard Version

Why do the nations rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing?

Amplified

Why are the nations in an uproar [in turmoil against God],
And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot?

Darby Translation

Why are the nations in tumultuous agitation, and why do the peoples meditate a vain thing?

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore did the nations rage, and the peoples will meditate emptiness?

King James 2000

Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why are nations in tumult, and countries plotting in vain?

Modern King James verseion

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples meditate on a vain thing?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

W hy did the heathen rage and the people imagine vain things?

NET Bible

Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail?

New Heart English Bible

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore have nations assembled in tumult? Or should, peoples, mutter an empty thing?

Webster

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

World English Bible

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?

Youngs Literal Translation

Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Why do the heathen
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

רגשׁ 
Ragash 
Usage: 1

and the people
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

הגה 
Hagah 
Usage: 25

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 2:1

References

Images Psalm 2:1

Prayers for Psalm 2:1

Context Readings

The Messiah's Reign

1 Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish? 2 The kings of the earth have taken their place, and the rulers are fixed in their purpose, against the Lord, and against the king of his selection, saying,


Cross References

Psalm 46:6

The nations were angry, the kingdoms were moved; at the sound of his voice the earth became like wax.

Psalm 46:6-8

The nations were angry, the kingdoms were moved; at the sound of his voice the earth became like wax.

Revelation 17:14

These will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is the Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with him are named, marked out, and true.

Psalm 18:42

Then they were crushed as small as dust before the wind; they were drained out like the waste of the streets.

Psalm 21:11

For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect.

Isaiah 8:9

Have knowledge, O peoples, and be in fear; give ear, all you far-off parts of the earth:

Matthew 21:38

But when the workmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is he who will one day be the owner of the property; come, let us put him to death and take his heritage.

Luke 18:32

For he will be given up to the Gentiles, and will be made sport of and put to shame:

Luke 22:1-2

Now the feast of unleavened bread was near, which is called the Passover.

Luke 22:5

And they were glad, and undertook to give him money.

Luke 22:22-23

For it will be done to the Son of man after the purpose of God, but unhappy is that man by whom he is given up.

John 11:49-50

But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, You have no knowledge of anything;

Acts 4:25-26

Who has said, by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David your servant, Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?

Acts 5:33

But when these words came to their ears, they were cut to the heart, and had a mind to put them to death.

Acts 16:22

And the people made an attack on them all together: and the authorities took their clothing off them, and gave orders for them to be whipped.

Acts 17:5-6

But the Jews, being moved with envy, took with them certain low persons from among the common people, and getting together a great number of people, made an outcry in the town, attacking the house of Jason with the purpose of taking them out to the people.

Acts 19:28-32

And hearing this, they were very angry, crying out and saying, Great is Diana of Ephesus.

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