24 And when they heard this, they raised their voices to God with one mind and said, “[a]Lord, it is You who (A)made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them, 25 who (B)by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,

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

27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy [e](F)servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both (G)Herod and (H)Pontius Pilate, along with (I)the [f]Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and (J)purpose predestined to occur. 29 And [g]now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant it to Your bond-servants to (K)speak Your word with all (L)confidence, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and [h](M)signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy [i](N)servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the (O)place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all (P)filled with the Holy Spirit and began to (Q)speak the word of God with (R)boldness.

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  1. Acts 4:24 Or Master
  2. Acts 4:25 Or Gentiles
  3. Acts 4:26 Or approached
  4. Acts 4:26 I.e., Messiah
  5. Acts 4:27 Or Son
  6. Acts 4:27 Or nations
  7. Acts 4:29 Or as for the present situation
  8. Acts 4:30 I.e., confirming miracles
  9. Acts 4:30 Or Son

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