Psalm 2:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Whyלָ֭מָּה
(lam·mah)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
are the nationsגֹויִ֑ם
(go·v·yim;)
1471: nation, peoplefrom the same as gav
in an uproarרָגְשׁ֣וּ
(ra·ge·shu)
7283: to be in tumult or commotiona prim. root
And the peoplesוּ֝לְאֻמִּ֗ים
(u·le·'um·mim)
3816: peoplefrom an unused word
devisingיֶהְגּוּ־
(yeh·gu-)
1897: to moan, growl, utter, speak, musea prim. root
a vain thing?רִֽיק׃
(rik.)
7385b: emptiness, vanityfrom riq









KJV Lexicon
Why do the heathen
gowy  (go'-ee)
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
rage
ragash  (raw-gash')
to be tumultuous -- rage.
and the people
lom  (leh-ome')
from an unused root meaning to gather; a community -- nation, people.
imagine
hagah  (daw-gaw')
to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder -- imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, sore, speak, study, talk, utter.
a vain thing
riyq  (reek)
emptiness; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain -- empty, to no purpose, (in) vain (thing), vanity.
Parallel Verses
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?

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