Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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?

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 do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine 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?

Verse Picture

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 do the nations rebel
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand,
and the rulers conspire together
against the Lord and His Anointed One:


Cross References

Psalm 46:6

Nations rage, kingdoms topple;
the earth melts when He lifts His voice.

Psalm 83:4-8

They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation
so that Israel’s name will no longer be remembered.”

Revelation 17:14

These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

Psalm 18:42

I pulverize them like dust before the wind;
I trample them like mud in the streets.

Psalm 21:11

Though they intend to harm you
and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.

Isaiah 8:9

Band together, peoples, and be broken;
pay attention, all you distant lands;
prepare for war, and be broken;
prepare for war, and be broken.

Matthew 21:38

“But when the tenant farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance!’

Luke 18:32

For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and He will be mocked, insulted, spit on;

Luke 22:1-2

The Plot to Kill JesusThe Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called Passover, was drawing near.

Luke 22:5

They were glad and agreed to give him silver.

Luke 22:22-23

For the Son of Man will go away as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”

John 11:49-50

One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all!

Acts 4:25-26

You said through the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David Your servant:Why did the Gentiles rage
and the peoples plot futile things?

Acts 5:33

When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

Acts 16:22

Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods.

Acts 17:5-6

But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.

Acts 19:28-32

When they had heard this, they were filled with rage and began to cry out, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

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