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Psalm 2:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

Why do the [a]nations [b]rage,
And the people plot a [c]vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed,[d] saying,

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Gentiles
  2. Psalm 2:1 throng tumultuously
  3. Psalm 2:1 worthless or empty
  4. Psalm 2:2 Christ, Commissioned One, Heb. Messiah
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Psalm 2:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.

Why are the [a]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 [b]Anointed, saying,

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or Gentiles
  2. Psalm 2:2 Or Messiah
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Psalm 2:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed.

Why are the [a]nations in an [b]uproar [in turmoil against God],
And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot?

The kings of the earth take their stand;
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and His Anointed (the Davidic King, the Messiah, the Christ), saying,

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or Gentiles.
  2. Psalm 2:1 I.e. a confusion of voices.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Psalm 2:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire[a]
    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,

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage
New International Version (NIV)

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