You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:1 " 'Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. '2
Indeed Herod3 and Pontius Pilate4 met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus,5 whom you anointed.
They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.6
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.7
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