it is you who said by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant: a "Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine vain things?
The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers have gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.' b27
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 c 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 d to speak your word with all boldness,
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