Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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?

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 Wherefore did the nations rage, and the peoples will meditate emptiness? 2 The kings of the earth will place themselves, and the princes sat down together against Jehovah and against his Messiah.


Cross References

Psalm 46:6

Nations raged, kingdoms were moved: he gave with his voice, the earth will melt

Psalm 83:4-8

They said, Come, and we will cut them off from a nation; and the name of Israel shall no more be remembered.

Revelation 17:14

These will wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they with him called, and chosen, and faithful.

Psalm 18:42

And I will beat them in pieces as dust upon the face of the wind: I will pour them out as the mire of the streets.

Psalm 21:11

For they stretched out evil upon thee: they purposed a device, they will not prevail.

Isaiah 8:9

Make friendship, ye peoples, and be broken in pieces; and give ear, every land from afar; be girded and be broken in pieces; be girded and be broken in pieces.

Matthew 21:38

And the farmers, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and possess his inheritance.

Luke 18:32

For he shall be delivered to the nations, and be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon:

Luke 22:1-2

And the festival of unleavened drew near, called the Pascha.

Luke 22:5

And they rejoiced, and agreed to give him silver.

Luke 22:22-23

And truly the Son of man goes according to that determined: but woe to that man by whom he is delivered up!

John 11:49-50

And a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being chief priest that year, said to them, Ye know nothing,

Acts 4:25-26

Having said by the mouth of David thy servant, That why were the nations insolent, and did the people practise vain things

Acts 5:33

And having heard, they gnashed the teeth with rage, and consulted to kill them.

Acts 16:22

And the crowd set together against them: and the generals having rent their garments, commanded to scourge with rods.

Acts 17:5-6

And the unbelieving Jews, having been jealous, and having taken certain evil men of the vulgar, and excited to tumult, they disturbed the city by loud noise, and having stood against the house of Jason, they sought to bring them to the populace.

Acts 19:28-32

And having heard, and been filled with wrath, they cried, saying, Great the Diana of the Ephesians.

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