Acts 4:23-31

The Believers Pray for Boldness

23 And being let go, t they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, u You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,

25 "who 1 by the mouth of Your servant David have said:
v 'Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain things?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the LORD and against His Christ.' 2

27 "For w truly against x Your holy Servant Jesus, y whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 z "to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 "Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants a that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 "by stretching out Your hand to heal, b and that signs and wonders may be done c through the name of d Your holy Servant Jesus." 31 And when they had prayed, e the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, f and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 2:44 - 46
    Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common.
    Acts 12:12
    So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 20:11
    For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
    2 Kings 19:15
    Then Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said: "O LORD God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
    Nehemiah 9:6
    You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You.
    Psalms 146:6
    Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 2:1
    Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
    Psalms 2:2
    The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 26:3
    Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.
    Luke 22:2
    And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.
    Luke 23:1
    Then the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to Pilate.
    Luke 23:8
    Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him.
  5. Cross References
    Luke 1:35
    And the angel answered and said to her, " The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 4:18
    The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.
    John 10:36
    Do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
  7. Cross References
    Acts 2:23
    Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death.
    Acts 3:18
    But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 4:13
    Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and Joh...
    Acts 4:31
    And when they had prayed, the place where they ...
    Acts 9:27
    But Barnabas took him and brought him to the ap...
    Acts 13:46
    Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It ...
    Acts 14:3
    Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaki...
    Acts 19:8
    And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly...
    Acts 26:26
    For the king, before whom I also speak freely, ...
    Ephesians 6:19
    And for me, that utterance may be given to me, ...
  9. Cross References
    Acts 2:43
    Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
    Acts 5:12
    And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 3:6
    Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.
    Acts 3:16
    And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 4:27
    For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together
  12. Cross References
    Matthew 5:6
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
    Acts 2:2
    And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
    Acts 2:4
    And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
    Acts 16:26
    Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 4:29
    Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word.
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