1 Why do the nations conspireaand the peoples plot in vain?

References for Psalms 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Hebrew; Septuagint "rage"
      2 The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,

      References for Psalms 2:2

      3 “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”

      References for Psalms 2:3

      4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
      5 He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
      6 “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
      7 I will proclaim the LORD’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.

      References for Psalms 2:7

      8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

      References for Psalms 2:8

      9 You will break them with a rod of ironb ; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

      References for Psalms 2:9

        • b 2:9 - Or "will rule them with an iron scepter" (see Septuagint and Syriac)