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Psalm 2:1–2

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed

rWhy do sthe nations rage1

and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

and the rulers take counsel together,

against the Lord and against his tAnointed, saying,

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Psalm 2:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Why do the nations conspire

and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth rise up

and the rulers band together

against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 2:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Why do the heathen rage,

And the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 2:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Why are the nations so angry?

Why do they waste their time with futile plans?

The kings of the earth prepare for battle;

the rulers plot together

against the Lord

and against his anointed one.

Psalm 2:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Why do the nations rage,

And the people plot a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

Psalm 2:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Why are the nations so angry?

Why are the people making useless plans?

The kings of the earth prepare to fight,

and their leaders make plans together

against the Lord

and his appointed one.

Psalm 2:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Why do the nations rage,

And the peoples meditate a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 2:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Why are the nations in tumultuous agitation, and why do the peoples meditate a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the princes plot together, against Jehovah and against his anointed:

Psalm 2:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Why do the nations gather together?

Why do their people devise useless plots?

Kings take their stands.

Rulers make plans together

against the Lord and against his Messiahby saying,

Psalm 2:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Why do the nations rebel

and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth take their stand,

and the rulers conspire together

against the Lord and His Anointed One:

Psalm 2:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Why do the nations conspire,

and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

and the rulers take counsel together,

against the Lord and his anointed, saying,

Psalm 2:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Why are nations in tumult,

and countries plotting in vain?

The kings of the earth establish themselves,

and the rulers conspire together

against Yahweh and his anointed:

Psalm 2:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Why do the nations plan evil together?

Why do they make useless plans?

The kings of the earth take their stand against the Lord.

The rulers of the earth gather together against his anointed king.

Psalm 2:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Why are the nations in an uproar

And the peoples devising a vain thing?

The kings of the earth take their stand

And the rulers take counsel together

Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,