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Psalm 2:1-3 American Standard Version (ASV)

The reign of Jehovah’s anointed.

Why do the nations [a]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,
Let us break their bonds asunder,
And cast away their cords from us.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or, tumultuously assemble

Psalm 2:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

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,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

Psalm 2:1-3 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,
“Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

Footnotes:

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

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Psalm 2:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Reign of the Lord's Anointed

Why do the nations rage[a]
    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 Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
    and cast away their cords from us.”

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 2:1 Or nations noisily assemble
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Psalm 2:1-3 New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord’s Chosen King

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.
They say, “Let’s break the chains that hold us back
    and throw off the ropes that tie us down.”

New Century Version (NCV)

The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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