“And now Lord, behold their threatnings, and graunt vnto thy seruants, that with all boldnesse they may speake thy word,”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
Ac 4:29,30 And now, Lord, . . . grant. Note their petition. They do not ask to be saved from pain, persecution, or death. There is nothing asked for themselves personally, but they ask (1) that they may have boldness, in the face of threats, to speak the word, and (2) that God would bear them witness by gifts of miraculous power. Their prayer is all for the work's sake.