Psalm 2:1
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New International Version
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?

New Living Translation
Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans?

English Standard Version
Why do the nations rage 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 Bible
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Holman Christian Standard 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?

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot futility?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why do the nations gather together? Why do their people devise useless plots?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?

New American Standard 1977
Why are the nations in an uproar,
            And the peoples devising a vain thing?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?

King James 2000 Bible
Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

American King James Version
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?

Darby Bible Translation
Why are the nations in tumultuous agitation, and [why] do the peoples meditate a vain thing?

English Revised Version
Why do the nations rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Young's Literal Translation
Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-6 We are here told who would appear as adversaries to Christ. As this world is the kingdom of Satan, unconverted men, of every rank, party, and character, are stirred up by him to oppose the cause of God. But the rulers of the earth generally have been most active. The truths and precepts of Christianity are against ambitious projects and worldly lusts. We are told what they aim at in this opposition. They would break asunder the bands of conscience, and the cords of God's commandments; they will not receive, but cast them away as far as they can. These enemies can show no good cause for opposing so just and holy a government, which, if received by all, would bring a heaven upon earth. They can hope for no success in so opposing so powerful a kingdom. The Lord Jesus has all power both in heaven and in earth, and is Head over all things to the church, notwithstanding the restless endeavours of his enemies. Christ's throne is set up in his church, that is, in the hearts of all believers.
Study Bible
Why Do the Nations Rage?
1Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing? 2The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,…
Cross References
Acts 4:25
You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of Your servant, our father David: 'Why do the Nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain?

Acts 4:26
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against His Anointed One.'

Revelation 11:18
The nations were enraged, and Your wrath has come. The time has come to judge the dead, and to reward Your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear Your name, both small and great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

2 Kings 18:35
'Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'"

Psalm 21:11
Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

Psalm 46:6
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.

Psalm 65:7
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.

Psalm 83:2
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves.

Ezekiel 11:2
He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give evil advice in this city,
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Psalm 18:42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast …

Psalm 46:6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, …

Psalm 83:4-8 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; …

Isaiah 8:9 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; …

Luke 18:32 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and …

Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of your servant David have said, Why did the heathen …

rage. or, tumultuously assemble

Luke 22:1,2,5,22,23 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover…

Acts 16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates …

Acts 17:5,6 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain …

Acts 19:28-32 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried …

people

Matthew 21:38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This …

John 11:49,50 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same …

Acts 5:33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

imagine. Heb. meditate

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