Psalm 2

Why do the nations conspire[a]
    and the peoples plot(A) in vain?

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 2:1 Hebrew; Septuagint rage

Listen, a noise on the mountains,
    like that of a great multitude!(A)
Listen, an uproar(B) among the kingdoms,
    like nations massing together!
The Lord Almighty(C) is mustering(D)
    an army for war.

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I will summon(A) all the peoples of the north(B) and my servant(C) Nebuchadnezzar(D) king of Babylon,” declares the Lord, “and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy[a](E) them and make them an object of horror and scorn,(F) and an everlasting ruin.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:9 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.