Acts 2:14-36

Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these people are not drunk, as you suppose a  since it is only the third hour of the day.
That is, 9 a.m.
16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 c  “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
d  that I will pour out my Spirit e  on all flesh,
and your sons and f  your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18even on my male servants
Greek bondservants; twice in this verse
and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and h  they shall prophesy.
19And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 i  the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before j  the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21And it shall come to pass that k  everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

22Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth l  a man attested to you by God m  with n  mighty works and wonders and signs that o  God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know 23this Jesus,
Greek this one
q  delivered up according to r  the definite plan and s  foreknowledge of God t  you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
24 u  God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because v  it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David says concerning him,

w  “‘I saw the Lord always before me,
for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
26therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell x  in hope.
27For you will not abandon my soul to y  Hades,
z  or let your aa  Holy One ab  see corruption.
28You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

29Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about ac  the patriarch David ad  that he both died and ae  was buried, and af  his tomb is with us to this day. 30 ag  Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that ah  God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that ai  he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus aj  God raised up ak  and of that we all are witnesses. 33 al  Being therefore am  exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from an  the Father ao  the promise of the Holy Spirit ap  he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34For aq  David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

ar  “‘The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
35until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

36Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that as  God has made him at  both Lord and Christ, this Jesus au  whom you crucified.”

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