1 And, when the day of Pentecost was being fulfilled they were all together in one place; 2 and suddenly there came out of Heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues, as of fire, distributed among them; and it sat upon each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, even as the Spirit was giving them to declare.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven; 6 and, when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were greatly surprised, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 And they were amazed, and wondered, saying, "Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galilaeans? 8 And how do we hear, each in our own language in which we were born; 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judaea, and also Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans, and Arabians??e hear them speaking in our own languages the wonderful works of God?" 12 And they were all amazed, and perplexed, saying one to another, "What does this mean?" 13 And others, mocking, said, "They have been filled with new wine!"
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and declared to them, "Men of Judaea, and all those dwelling in Jerusalem, be this known to you, and give ear to my words; 15 for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, for it is the third hour of the day; 16 but this is that which was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 'And it shall be 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 yea, and on My servants and on My handmaidens in those days will I pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show wonders in the heaven above, and signs upon the earth beneath??lood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come. 21 And it shall be, that every one who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'
22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus, the Nazarene, a man accredited from God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did through Him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know; 23 This Man, delivered up by the settled counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye, having fastened to the cross, through the hand of lawless ones, did slay: 24 Whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death; because it was not possible that He should be held by it. 25 For David says concerning Him, 'I beheld the Lord in my presence continually; because He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. 26 Therefore, my heart was glad, and my tongue greatly rejoiced; moreover my flesh also shall abide in hope: 27 because Thou wilt not leave My soul behind unto Hades; neither wilt Thou give Thy Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou didst make known to Me the ways of life; Thou wilt make Me full of gladness with Thy presence.'
29 "Brethren! It is permitted to speak to you freely concerning the patriarch David, that he both died, and was buried; and his tomb is among us till this day; 30 being, therefore, a prophet, and knowing that with an oath God swore to him, that out of the fruit of his loins One should sit on his throne; 31 he, foreseeing it, spake concerning the resurrection of Christ, that neither was He left behind unto Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.
32 "This Jesus God raised up; of which fact we all are witnesses. 33 Being, therefore, exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He was pouring forth this which ye both see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into Heaven; but he himself says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit at My right hand, 35 till I make Thy foes a footstool for Thy feet.'
36 "Therefore, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God made Him both Lord and Christ??his Jesus Whom ye crucified."
37 And, hearing this, they were pricked in 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 immersed each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, unto remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; 39 for the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all those afar off??s many as the Lord our God shall call to Him." 40 Also with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"
41 Those, therefore, who gladly received his word, were immersed; and there were added to them on that day about three thousand souls; 42 and they were constantly attending the teaching of the apostles and the fellowship, and the breaking of bread, and the prayers.
43 And fear was coming upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were coming to pass through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together, and were holding all things common; 45 and they were selling their possessions and goods, and were distributing them to all, according as any one had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at their homes, were partaking of food in gladness and singleness of heart; 47 praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to them daily those who were being saved.