Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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?

Bible in Basic English

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

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?

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 Wherefore have nations assembled in tumult? Or should, peoples, mutter an empty thing? 2 The kings of earth take their station, and, grave men, have met by appointment together, - against Yahweh, and against his Anointed One saying :


Cross References

Psalm 46:6

Nations have roared, Kingdoms have tottered, He hath uttered his voice, Earth melteth.

Psalm 83:4-8

They have said - Come, and let us wipe them out from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.

Revelation 17:14

These, with the Lamb, will make war; and, the Lamb, will overcome them, because he is, Lord of lords, and King of kings, - and, they who are with him, are called and chosen and faithful.

Psalm 18:42

Then did I beat them in pieces, like dust on the face of the wind. Like the mire in the lanes, did I scatter them.

Psalm 21:11

For they have held out, against thee, a wicked thing, They have devised a scheme they cannot accomplish.

Isaiah 8:9

Rage, O ye peoples, - and be overthrown, And give ear, all ye distant parts of the earth, - Gird yourselves and be overthrown, Gird yourselves, and be overthrown:

Matthew 21:38

But, the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, - This, is, the heir: Come on! Let us slay him, and have his inheritance.

Luke 18:32

For he will be delivered up unto the nations, and be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon, -

Luke 22:1-2

And the feast of the unleavened bread, which is called a Passover, was drawing near.

Luke 22:5

And they rejoiced, and bargained with him to give him, silver;

Luke 22:22-23

Because, the Son of Man, indeed, according to what is marked out, goeth his way; nevertheless, alas! for that man through whom he is being delivered up.

John 11:49-50

But, a certain one from among them, Caiaphas, being, High-priest, for that year, said unto them - Ye, know, nothing at all;

Acts 4:25-26

Who, by our father, through means of the Holy Spirit, even by the mouth of David thy servant, said - Unto what end did nations rage, and, peoples, busy themselves with empty things?

Acts 5:33

And, they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and were making up their minds to slay them.

Acts 16:22

And the multitude rose up together against them, and, the magistrates, rending off them their mantles, were giving orders to beat them with rods;

Acts 17:5-6

But the Jews, being, jealous, and taking unto themselves certain wicked men, of the rabble, and making a riot, were setting the city in an uproar; and, besieging the house of Jason, were seeking to lead them forth unto the populace, -

Acts 19:28-32

Now, hearing this, and becoming full of wrath, they began crying aloud, saying - Great, is Diana of the Ephesians!

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