19 But (A)Peter and John answered and said to them, “(B)Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, make your own judgment; 20 for (C)we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21 When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) (D)on account of the people, because they were all (E)glorifying God for what had happened; 22 for the man on whom this [a]miracle of healing had been performed was more than forty years old.

23 When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported everything that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard this, they raised their voices to God with one mind and said, “[b]Lord, it is You who (F)made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them, 25 who (G)by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,

(H)Why were the [c]nations insolent,
And the peoples plotting in vain?
26 (I)The kings of the earth [d]took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the Lord and against His [e](J)Christ.’

27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy [f](K)servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both (L)Herod and (M)Pontius Pilate, along with (N)the [g]Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and (O)purpose predestined to occur. 29 And [h]now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant it to Your bond-servants to (P)speak Your word with all (Q)confidence,

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  1. Acts 4:22 Or sign
  2. Acts 4:24 Or Master
  3. Acts 4:25 Or Gentiles
  4. Acts 4:26 Or approached
  5. Acts 4:26 I.e., Messiah
  6. Acts 4:27 Or Son
  7. Acts 4:27 Or nations
  8. Acts 4:29 Or as for the present situation

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