Psalms 2:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vaine thing?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why do the nations rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?
- Basic English Bible

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

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
- Webster's Bible

Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?
- World English Bible

Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why are the nations in an uproar? And why do the peoples mutter in vain?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 2:1


2:1 Heathen - Who did so against David, #2Sam 5:6|,17 1Chron 14:8, and against Christ, #Luke 18:32 Acts 4:25|, &c.


Discussion for Psalms 2:1

  • Paul stitcher for verse 1
    Since 1954,march 13th. my spiritual birthday I have been studying the KJV of God s WORD and I have been blest in a very Spiritual way by studying your presentation of Psalms ch. 2.
    I will e preaching tomorrow from the information obtain from this glorious PSALM. David may not be mentioned by many of our commentators but God is usueing him today,

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