Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?
The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind; I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.
Though they intended evil against You And devised a plot, They will not succeed.
“ Be broken, O peoples, and be shattered; And give ear, all remote places of the earth. Gird yourselves, yet be shattered; Gird yourselves, yet be shattered.
But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’
For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching.
They were glad and agreed to give him money.
For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all,
who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, ‘ Why did the Gentiles rage, And the peoples devise futile things?
But when they heard this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill them.
The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods.
But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”