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.a 'b227
Indeed Herod3 and Pontius Pilate4 met together with the Gentiles and the peoplec 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.629
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.7