Acts 2




1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each 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 (And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.)
6 Now at this sound, the multitude came together and were confounded because each one heard them speak in his own tongue.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans?
8 And how do we hear each one speak in our own tongue, with which we were brought up?
9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the dwellers in Mesopotamia and in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed and were in doubt, saying one to another, What does this mean?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14 Then Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea and all ye that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known unto you and hearken to my words;
15 for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of 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 and for certain on my slaves and on my handmaids I will pour out in those days of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy;
19 and I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath: blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood before that great and notable day of the Lord shall come;
21 and it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know,
23 him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain,
24 whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
25 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved,
26 therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover even my flesh shall rest in hope
27 because thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne;
31 he, seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that his soul was not left in Hades, neither did his flesh see corruption.
32 This Jesus God has raised up, of whom we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being raised up by the right hand of God and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which ye now see and hear.
34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand
35 until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized each one of you into the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation.
41 So that those who gladly received his word were baptized, and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together and had all things common
45 and sold their possessions and property and distributed them to everyone, as each one had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food together with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 praising God and having grace with all the people. And the Lord added to the congregation daily such as should be saved.