Psalm 2:1
Good News Translation
Why do the nations plan rebellion? Why do people make their useless plots?

Contemporary English Version
Why do the nations plot, and why do their people make useless plans?

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

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Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?

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Psalm 18:42 And I shall beat them as small as the dust before the wind; I shall bring them to nought, like the dirt in the streets.

Psalm 46:6 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.

Psalm 83:4-8 They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more. . . .

Isaiah 8:9 Gather yourselves together, O ye people, and be overcome, and give ear, all ye lands afar off: strengthen yourselves, and be overcome, gird yourselves, and be overcome.

Luke 18:32 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked and scourged and spit upon.

Acts 4:25 Who, by the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of our father David, thy servant, hast said: Why did the Gentiles rage: and the people meditate vain things?

rage.

Luke 22:1,2,5,22,23 Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the pasch, was at hand. . . .

Acts 16:22 And the people ran together against them: and the magistrates, rending off their clothes, commanded them to be beaten with rods.

Acts 17:5,6 But the Jews, moved with envy and taking unto them some wicked men of the vulgar sort and making a tumult, set the city in an uproar: and besetting Jason's house, sought to bring them out unto the people. . . .

Acts 19:28-32 Having heard these things, they were full of anger and cried out, saying: Great is Diana of the Ephesians! . . .

people

Matthew 21:38 But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance.

John 11:49,50 But one of them, named Caiphas, being the high priest that year, said to them: You know nothing. . . .

Acts 5:33 When they had heard these things, they were cut to the heart: and they thought to put them to death.

Revelation 17:14 These shall fight with the Lamb. And the Lamb shall overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and elect and faithful.

imagine.

Context
The Triumphant Messiah
1Why have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things?2The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.…
Cross References
Acts 4:25
Who, by the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of our father David, thy servant, hast said: Why did the Gentiles rage: and the people meditate vain things?

Acts 4:26
The kings of the earth stood up: and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ.

Revelation 11:18
And the nations were angry: and thy wrath is come. And the time of the dead, that they should be judged and that thou shouldest render reward to thy servants the prophets and the saints, and to them that fear thy name, little and great: and shouldest destroy them who have corrupted the earth.

2 Kings 18:35
Who are they among all the gods of the nations that have delivered their country out of my hand, that the Lord may deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?

Psalm 21:11
For they have intended evils against thee: they have devised counsels which they have not been able to establish.

Psalm 33:10
The Lord bringeth to nought the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.

Psalm 46:6
Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled.

Psalm 65:7
Who troublest the depth of the sea, the noise of its waves. The Gentiles shall be troubled,

Psalm 83:2
For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

Ezekiel 11:2
And he said to me: Son of man, these are the men that study iniquity, and frame a wicked counsel in this city,

Nahum 1:9
What do ye devise against the Lord? he will make an utter end: there shall not rise a double affliction.

Additional Translations
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

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

Wherefore did the heathen rage, and the nations imagine vain things?

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

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

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

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

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