Prayer for Boldness(A)

23 And being let go, (B)they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, (C)You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who [a]by the mouth of Your servant David have said:

(D)‘Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain things?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the Lord and against His Christ.’

27 “For (E)truly against (F)Your holy Servant Jesus, (G)whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 (H)to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants (I)that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, (J)and that signs and wonders may be done (K)through the name of (L)Your holy Servant Jesus.”

31 And when they had prayed, (M)the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, (N)and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Sharing in All Things

32 Now the multitude of those who believed (O)were of one heart and one soul; (P)neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with (Q)great power the apostles gave (R)witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And (S)great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; (T)for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 (U)and laid them at the apostles’ feet; (V)and they distributed to each as anyone had need.

36 And [b]Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of [c]Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, 37 (W)having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

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  1. Acts 4:25 NU through the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father, Your servant David,
  2. Acts 4:36 NU Joseph
  3. Acts 4:36 Or Consolation

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