Acts 4:24–31

24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.y “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.z 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:a

“ ‘Why do the nations rage

and the peoples plot in vain?

26 The kings of the earth rise up

and the rulers band together

against the Lord

and against his anointed one.bc b

27 Indeed Herodc and Pontius Pilated met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus,e whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.f 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.g 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wondersh through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”i

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.j And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritk and spoke the word of Godl boldly.m

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