Acts 2
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The Holy Spirit at Pentecost

1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all of one accord in the same place. 2And suddenly there was a sound from heaven as of a mighty, rushing wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them divided tongues, as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them; 4and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5And Jews were dwelling at Jerusalem, devout men from every nation, of those under the heaven; 6and this report prevailing, the multitude came together and was confounded, because they were hearing them speaking each one in his own dialect. 7And they were all astounded and marveled, saying, Are not all these who are speaking, Galileans? 8And how do we hear each one in our own dialect in which we were born, 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and those inhabiting Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10indeed Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya which is beyond Cyrene, and Roman sojourners, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking the mighty works of God in our own languages. 12And all were astounded and bewildered, saying one to another, What does this wish to be? 13And others mocking, continued to say, that these people are full of fermented wine.

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14And Peter standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke to them: Judean men and all ye dwelling at Jerusalem, let this be known unto you, and know my words. 15For these are not drunken, as you suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; 16but this is that which has been spoken by the prophet Joel;

17And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out from 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;

18and upon my servants and my handmaidens I will pour out of my Spirit on those days, and they shall prophesy.

19And I will give wonders in the heavens above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire, and vapor of smoke.

20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great day of the Lord shall come.

21And it shall come to pass, that every one who may call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22Israelitish men, hear these words, Jesus the Nazarene, a man having been demonstrated unto you from God by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did through Him in your midst, as yourselves know; 23Him by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, having been delivered, you having nailed up, slew through the hand of lawless men; 24whom God raised up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was impossible that he should be held by it.

25For David says in reference to him, I foresaw my Lord always before me, because he is on my right hand, in order that I may not be moved.

26Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue was glad, and my flesh shall indeed still rest in hope,

27because thou wilt not leave my soul in Hades, nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt fill me with gladness with thy countenance.

29Men, brethren, it is lawful to speak to you with boldness concerning the patriarch David, because he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30Therefore being a prophet and knowing that God swore with an oath, that from the fruit of his loins One should sit upon the throne; 31foreseeing he spoke concerning the resurrection of Christ, that He was not left in Hades, neither did His flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus God raised up, whose witnesses we are. 33Therefore on the right hand of God exalted, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, has poured out this which you both see and hear.

34For David hath not ascended into the heavens, but he says, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35until I may make thy enemies the footstool of thy feet. 36Then let all the house of Israel assuredly know that God hath made this same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Three Thousand Believe

37And hearing, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles, Men, brethren, what must we do? 38And Peter said to them, Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all who are afar off, so many as the Lord our God may call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying, Be saved from this wicked generation. 41Then indeed having received his word they were baptized, and on that day about three thousand souls were added unto them;

The Fellowship of Believers
(Acts 4:32–37)

42and they were persevering in the teaching of the apostles and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were wrought by the apostles in Jerusalem; and there was a great fear upon all. 44And all those who believed were together and had all things common, 45and they sold their possessions and personalities, and divided the same unto all, as each one had need. 46And daily of one accord in the temple they were persevering; and breaking bread from house to house, they received their food with gladness and purity of heart, 47praising God, and having favor unto all the people. And the Lord was daily adding to them those who were being saved.

The Godbey New Testament (1902)

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