Acts 2




1 When the day of Pentecost was fully come, and they were all together in the same place,
2 there came suddenly from the sky a sound like the onrush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 There appeared to them tongues, like flame, distributing themselves, one resting upon the head of each one,
4 and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
5 Now there were, staying in Jerusalem. devout Jews from many and distant lands.
6 So when this noise was heard, the crowd gathered in bewilderment because each man heard them speaking in his own language.
7 The were beside themselves with wonder. "Are not these Galileans who are speaking?" they exclaimed.
8 "Then how is it that each one of us hears them speak his own mother tongue?
9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judea, in Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,
10 in Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the district of Lybia around Cretans and Arabians,
11 we all hear these men telling in our own tongue what great things God has done."
12 All were astonished and bewildered and kept saying to one another, "What can this mean?"
13 But others were saying with jeer, "These men are full of sweet wine."
14 Then Peter, with the Eleven, stood up and addresses them in a loud voice. "Men of Judea and dwellers in Jerusalem, have no doubt about this matter, but listen to what I say.
15 "These men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only nine o'clock in the morning.
16 "No, this is what the prophet Joel predicted.
17 "In the last days, God says, it shall come to pass that I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind; "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams;
18 upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days, will I pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 In the sky above I will show marvels, And signs in the earth beneath; Blood and fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 Into darkness shall the sun be turned, And into blood the moon, Ere the day of the Lord come, that great and terrible day.
21 And every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
22 "Men of Israel, listen to these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man accredited to you by God, through mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him among you, as you yourselves know;
23 him, delivered up by the settled purpose and fore-knowledge of God, you crucified and killed at the hands of lawless men;
24 but God has raised him to life, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for death to hold him.
25 For David says of him. "I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is at my right hand lest I be shaken.
26 "Therefore my heart is glad, my tongue exults, my very body also shall pitch its tent in hope.
27 "For thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, Nor give up thy Holy One to see corruption.
28 "Thou hast made known to me the paths of life, Thou wilt fill me with gladness in thy presence.
29 "Men and brothers, I can speak plainly to you concerning the patriarch David, because he not only died and was buried, but his tomb is among us even to this very day.
30 "Because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath that of the fruit of his loins he would set one on his throne,
31 "he, foreseeing this, spoke of the resurrection of Christ that neither was he left in Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
32 This Jesus God has raised up, of this we are all witnesses.
33 Since he is by the mighty hand of God exalted, and has received from his Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this which you now see and hear.
34 For David did not ascend into heaven; but he himself said, "The Lord said to my Lord Sit thou on my right hand
35 "Until I make thine enemies A footstool under thy feet.
36 "Therefore let the whole House of Israel know assuredly that Gods has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified."
37 When they heard these words they were stung to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles. "Men and brothers, what shall we do?"
38 "Repent," answered Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 "For the promise belongs to you and to your children and to all who are afar off, whomever the Lord may call."
40 With many other words he continued to bear testimony, and kept entreating them, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."
41 Then those who welcomed his message were baptized, and in that day about three thousand souls were added to them;
42 and they stedfastly continued in the teaching of the apostles, and in the fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers.
43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were wrought by the apostles.
44 And all the believers were together, and had all things in common.
45 They would sell their lands and other property, and distribute the proceeds among all, just as any one from time had need.
46 Day after day they continued stedfastly with one accord in the Temple; and breaking bread together in their own homes, they continued to eat their food with gladness and an undivided heart,
47 praising God, and looked on with favor by all the people. Meanwhile the Lord kept adding to them daily those that were being saved.