Acts 2
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The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
(Genesis 11:1–9; Leviticus 23:15–22)

1Whe the fyftith daye was come they were all with one accorde togeder in one place. 2And sodenly ther cam a sounde from heaven as it had bene the comminge of a myghty wynde and it filled all the housse where they sate. 3And ther appered vnto them cloven tonges lyke as they had bene fyre and it sate vpon eache of them: 4and they were all filled with the holy goost and beganne to speake with other tonges even as the sprete gave them vtteraunce.

5And ther were dwellinge at Ierusalem Iewes devoute men which were of all nacions vnder heaven. 6When this was noysed aboute the multitude came to gether and were astonyed because that every man hearde the speake his awne touge. 7They wondred all and marve yled sayinge amoge them selves: Beholde are not all these which speake of Galile? 8And how heare we every man his awne touge wherein we were boren? 9Parthians Medes and Elamytes and the inhabiters of Mesopotamia of Iury and of Capadocia of Ponthus and Asia 10Phrigia Pamphilia and of Egypte and of the parties of Libia which is besyde Syrene and straungers of Rome Iewes and convertes 11Grekes and Arabians: we have herde them speake with oure awne tonges the greate workes of God. 12They were all amased and wondred sayinge one to another: what meaneth this? 13Other mocked the sayinge: they are full of newe wyne.

Peter Addresses the Crowd
(Psalm 16:1–11; Joel 2:28–32)

14But Peter stepped forth with the eleve and lift vp his voyce and sayde vnto them: Ye men of Iewrye and all ye that inhabite Ierusalem: be this knowe vnto you and with youre eares heare my wordes. 15These are not dronken as ye suppose: for it is yet but the thyrde houre of ye daye. 16But this is that which was spoken by ye Prophete Iohel:

17It shalbe in the last dayes sayth God: of my sprete I will powre out vpon all flesshe. And youre sonnes and youre doughters shall prophesy and youre yoge men shall se visions and youre olde me shall dreme dremes.

18And on my servauts and on my honde maydens I will powre out of my sprete in those dayes and they shall prophesye.

19And I will shewe wonders in heaven a bove and tokens in the erth benethe bloud and fyre and the vapour of smoke.

20The sunne shalbe turned into darknes and the mone into bloud before that greate and notable daye of the Lorde come.

21And it shalbe that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lorde shalbe saved.

22Ye men of Israel heare these wordes. Iesus of Nazareth a ma approved of God amoge you with myracles wondres and signes which God dyd by him in ye myddes of you as ye youre selves knowe: 23him have ye taken by the hondes of vnrightewes persones after he was delivered by the determinat counsell and foreknoweledge of God and have crucified and slayne: 24whom God hath raysed vp and lowsed the sorowes of deeth because it was vnpossible that he shuld be holden of it.

25For David speaketh of him: Afore honde I sawe God alwayes before me: For he is on my ryght honde that I shuld not be moved.

26Therfore dyd my hert reioyce and my tonge was glad. Moreover also my flesshe shall rest in hope

27because thou wilt not leve my soul in hell nether wilt suffre thyne holye to se corrupcio.

28Thou hast shewed me the wayes of lyfe and shalt make me full of ioye with thy countenaunce.

29Men and brethren let me frely speake vnto you of the partriarke David: For he is both deed and buryed and his sepulcre remayneth with vs vnto this daye. 30Therfore seinge he was a Prophet and knewe that God had sworne with an othe to him that the frute of his loynes shuld sit on his seat (in that Christ shulde ryse agayne in the flesshe) 31he sawe before: and spake in the resurreccion of Christ that his soule shulde not be left in hell: nether his flesse shuld se corrupcio. 32This Iesus hath God raysyd vp wherof we all are witnesses. 33Sence now that he by the right honde of God exalted is and hath receaved of the father the promyse of the holy goost he hath sheed forthe that which ye nowe se and heare.

34For David is not ascendyd into heave: but he sayde. The Lorde sayde to my Lorde sit on my right honde

35vntill I make thy fooes thy fote stole. 36So therfore let all the housse of Israel knowe for a suerty yt God hath made ye same Iesus whom ye have crucified lorde and Christ.

Three Thousand Believe

37When they hearde this they were pricked in their hertes and sayd vnto Peter and vnto the other Apostles: Ye men and brethre what shall we do? 38Peter sayde vnto them: repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Iesus Christ for the remission of synnes and ye shall receave the gyfte of the holy goost. 39For ye promyse was made vnto you and to youre chyldre and to all that are afarre even as many as ye Lorde oure God shall call. 40And with many other wordes bare he witnes and exhorted them sayinge: Save youre selves from this vntowarde generacion. 41Then they that gladly receaved his preachynge were baptised: and the same daye ther were added vnto them aboute thre thousande soules.

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

42And they continued in the Apostles doctrine and felloushippe and in breakinge of breed and in prayer.

43And feare came over every soule. And many wondres and signes were shewed by the Apostles. 44And all that beleved kept them selves to gedder and had all thinges comen 45and solde their possessions and goodes and departed them to all men as every man had nede. 46And they continued dayly with one acorde in the teple and brake breed in every housse and dyd eate their meate to gedder with gladnes and singlenes of hert 47praysinge God and had faveour with all the people. And the Lorde added to ye congregacion dayly soche as shuld be saved.

Tyndale Bible of 1526

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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