Acts 2




1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.
6 And at this sound the crowd came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
7 They were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
8 And how is it that we hear them, each of us in his own native language?
9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabswe hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God."
12 And they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
13 But others were mocking and said, "They are full of sweet wine."
14 But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: "Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.
15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day;
16 but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 'And in the last days it shall be, God says, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
22 "Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know
23 this man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put him to death.
24 But God raised him up, having loosed the agony of death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.
25 For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me; for he is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh also will live in hope,
27 because you will not abandon my soul to hades, nor let your Holy One see decay.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.'
29 "Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
30 And so, because he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne,
31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to hades, nor did his flesh see decay.
32 This Jesus God raised up again, and of that we are all witnesses.
33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear.
34 For David did not ascend into heaven, but he says himself: 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand,
35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."'
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, for all whom the Lord our God will call to himself."
40 And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."
41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
43 Everyone was filled with awe; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common;
45 and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as anyone had need.
46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.