23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people
and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.
“Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth
and the sea, and everything in them.
25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth o
f your servant, our father David:
“‘Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the Lord
and against his Anointed One.’