Acts 2
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1AND when the day of Pen’te-cost was fulfilled, while they were assembled together, 2Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared to them tongues which were divided like flames of fire; and they rested upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in various languages, according to whatever the Spirit gave them to speak.

5Now there were resident at Jerusalem, devout men and Jews from every nation under heaven. 6And as the sound took place, all the people gathered together, and they were confused because every man heard them speak in his own language. 7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Gal-i-læ’ans? 8How is it that we hear every man in our own native language? 9Par’thi-ans and Medes and E’lam-ites and those who dwell in Mes-o-po-ta’mi-a, Jews and Cap-pa-do’ci-ans and those from Pontus and Asia Minor, 10And those from the region of Phryg’i-a and of Pam-phyl’i-a and of Egypt, and of the regions of Lib’y-a near Cy-re’ne, and those who have come from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11And those from Crete, and Arabians, behold we hear them speak in our own tongues of the wonderful works of God. 12And they were all amazed and stunned, saying one to another, what does this mean? 13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14And afterwards Simon Peter stood up together with the eleven disciples, and lifted up his voice and said to them, Men of Jewish race, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and harken to my words: 15For these men are not drunken as you suppose for behold it is but the third hour of the day. 16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17It shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour 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 upon my maidservants will I pour out my spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy:

19And I will show wonders in heaven, and signs on the earth; blood and fire and vapor of smoke:

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

21And it shall come to pass that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22Men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man of God, who appeared among you by miracles and signs and wonders which God did by him among you, as you yourselves know: 23The very one who was chosen for this purpose from the very beginning of knowledge and will of God, you have delivered into the hands of wicked men, and you have crucified and murdered him: 24Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible for the grave to hold him.

25For David said concerning him, I foresaw my Lord always, for he is on my right hand, so that I should not be shaken:

26Therefore my heart is comforted and my glory is exalted; even my body shall rest in hope:

27Because you will not leave my soul in the grave neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

28You have revealed to me the way of life; you will fill me with joy with your presence.

29Now men and brethren, permit me to speak to you openly concerning Patriarch David, who is dead and buried and whose sepulchre is with us to this day. 30For he was a prophet, and he knew that God had sworn by an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up one to sit on his throne. 31So he foresaw and spoke concerning the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in the grave, neither did his body see corruption. 32This very Jesus, God has raised up, and we are all his witnesses. 33It is he who is exalted by the right hand of God, and has received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, and has poured out gifts which you now see and hear.

34For David did not ascend into heaven, because he himself said, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this very Jesus whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37When they heard these things, their hearts were touched and they said to Simon and the rest of the apostles, Our brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Simon said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of the LORD Jesus for the remission of sins, so that you may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise was made to you and to your children, and for all of those who are far off, even as many as the very God shall call. 40And he testified to them with many other words and besought them, saying, Save yourselves from this sinful generation. 41And those men among them who readily accepted his word and believed were baptized and about three thousand souls were added in that day.

42And they continued steadfastly in the teaching, of the apostles and they took part in prayer and in the breaking of bread.

43And fear came upon every soul: and many miracles and wonders were done by the apostles in Jerusalem. 44And all believers were together, and had all things in common; 45And those who had possessions sold them and divided to each man according to his need. 46And they went to the temple every day with one accord; and at home they broke bread, and they received food with joy and with a pure heart, 47Praising God, and finding favor with all the people. And our LORD daily increased the congregation of the church.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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