27 For doubtless, against thine holy Son Jesus, whom thou hadst anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the [a]people of Israel gathered themselves together.
28 To [b]do whatsoever [c]thine hand, and thy counsel had determined before to be done.
29 And now, O Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant unto thy servants with all boldness to speak thy word,
Acts 4:27Although the people of Israel was but one people, yet the plural number is here used, not so much for the twelve tribes, every one of which made a people, as for the great multitude of them, as though many nations had assembled themselves together, as Judg. 5:14.
Acts 4:28The wicked execute God’s counsel, though they think nothing of it, but they are not therefore without fault.
Acts 4:28Thou hadst determined of thine absolute authority and power.
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