Acts 2

CHAPTER 2

Pentecost

And in the filling up the days of Pentecost, they were all together with one accord in the same place. And came suddenly from out of the heaven a sound as if [4being brought 1of a 3breath 2violent], and filled the whole house of which they were settled. And appeared to them divided tongues as of fire, and it sat upon [2one 1each] of them. And they were filled all together [2spirit 1of holy], and they began to speak with other languages, as the spirit gave to them to be declared. And there were [3in 4Jerusalem 2dwelling 1Jews], [2men 1reverent] from every nation of the ones under the heaven. [5having taken place 1And 2the 3report 4of this], [3came together 1the 2multitude] and were confounded, for they heard [2one 1each 4in his own 5dialect 3of them speaking]. And they were amazed and marvelled, saying to one another, [4not 1Behold 5all 3these 2are], the ones speaking, Galileans? And how hear we each in [2own 3dialect 1our], in which we were born -- Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the ones inhabiting Mesopotamia, and Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus, and Asia, 10 both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya of the one about Cyrene, and the Romans emigrating here, both Jews and converts, 11 Cretans and Arabians -- we hear them speaking in our own languages the magnificent things of God. 12 [3were amazed 1And 2all] and perplexed, [2the other 3to 4another 1saying], What ever would this be? 13 But others taunting said that, [2sweet new wine 1They are stuffed with]. 14 [3standing 1And 2Peter] with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and declared to them, Men, Jews, and [2the ones 3dwelling 4in Jerusalem 1all]; [2this 4made known to you 1let 3be], and give ear to my words! 15 [3are not 1For 5as 6you 7undertake 2these 4intoxicated], for it is [2hour 1the third] of the day.

Spirit Poured Out

16 But this is the thing being spoken by the prophet Joel, 17 And it will be in the last days, says God, I will pour out from my spirit upon all flesh; and [4shall prophesy 1your sons 2and 3your daughters]; and your young men [2visions 1shall see], and your old men [2dreams 1shall dream]. 18 And indeed upon my manservants and upon my maidservants in those days I will pour out from my spirit; and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will execute miracles in the heaven upward, and signs upon the earth below; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be converted into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming -- the [4day 5of the Lord 1great 2and 3apparent]. 21 And it shall be all who ever should call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered. 22 Men, Israelites, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man from God exhibited unto you powers and miracles and signs, which [2did 3through 4him 1God] in your midst, as even you yourselves know. 23 This one [2by the 3confirmed 4counsel 5and 6foreknowledge 7of God 1delivered up]; having taken, [2by 4hands 3lawless 5staking him up 1you did away with]. 24 Whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death; in so far as it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him, I foresaw the Lord before me continually; for [2at 3my right hand 1he is] that I shall not be shaken. 26 On account of this [2was made merry 1my heart], and [2exulted 1my tongue]; but still also my flesh shall encamp in hope. 27 For you shall not abandon my soul into Hades, nor shall you give your sacred one to see corruption. 28 You made known to me the ways of life; you shall fill me with gladness with your countenance. 29 Men, brethren, it is allowed to speak with an open manner to you concerning the patriarch David, that both he came to an end and was entombed, and his tomb is among us as far as this day. 30 A prophet then being, and knowing that [4an oath 2swore 3to him 1God], (of the fruit of his loin, the one according to the flesh,) to raise up the Christ, to sit upon his throne, 31 looking out ahead he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that [2was not left 1his soul] in Hades, nor his flesh saw corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, of which all we are witnesses. 33 By the right hand then of God having been raised up high, and the promise of the holy spirit having received by the father, he poured out this which you now see and hear. 34 [3did not 1For 2David] ascend into the heavens. For he says himself, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit down at my right, 35 until whenever I should establish your enemies as a footstool of your feet. 36 With certainty then let [4know 1all 2the house 3of Israel]! that [4both 5Lord 6and 7Christ 3him 1God 2made] -- this Jesus whom you crucified.

Three Thousand Added to the Assembly

37 And having heard, they were vexed in the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, What shall we do men, brethren? 38 And Peter said to them, Repent, and be immersed each of you in the name of Jesus Christ for a release of sins! and you shall receive the present of the holy spirit. 39 For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all the ones far away, as many as should call on the Lord our God. 40 [3other 1And with 4words 2many more] he testified and appealed, saying, Be delivered from [2generation 1this crooked]. 41 The ones indeed then gladly receiving his word were immersed; and were added [2day 1in that 5souls 3about 4three thousand].

Possessions Held in Common

42 And they were attending constantly in the teaching of the apostles, and in the fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers. 43 [3came 1And 4to every 5soul 2fear]; and many miracles and signs [2through 3the 4apostles 1took place]. 44 But all the ones believing were together, and had all in common. 45 And the possessions and the things of substance they sold, and they divided them to all in so far as anyone [2need 1had]. 46 [2by 3day 1And] attending constantly with one accord in the temple, and breaking [2in their houses 1bread], they shared provision with exultation and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added the ones being delivered daily to the assembly.
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