The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers have gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.' a27
For in this city, in fact, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, gathered together against your holy servant b Jesus, whom you anointed,
to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
And now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants c to speak your word with all boldness,
while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant d Jesus."
When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness.
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.
With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold.
They laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement").
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