They were against his anointed one (Acts 4:26)

“The kings of the earth

Took their stand.

The rulers

Have gathered together

Against the Lord

And against his Anointed One.”

παρέστησαν οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ κατὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ.

The author of Acts indicated that the early Christians continued their prayer with Psalm 2:2-3.  They said that the kings of the earth (οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς) took their stand (παρέστησαν).  The rulers (καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες) have gathered together amongst themselves (συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ) against the Lord (κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου) and his Anointed One, the Christ (κατὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ).  This Psalm 2:2-3 indicated that the various nations and people of the earth, the non-Israelites, took counsel, conspired, and plotted in vain against Yahweh and his anointed king.  They were trying to figure out how to burst their bonds apart.  They wanted to be rid of the yoke of the great King Yahweh, the king of heaven and earth and his anointed one here on earth.  Do you believe that God is the king of the universe?

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