sCited from Joel 2:28-32
amCited from Ps. 16:8-11
bhCited from Ps. 110:1
cg[See ver. 44 above]

Acts 2

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

1When a  the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like b  a mighty rushing wind, and c  it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues d  as of fire appeared to them and rested
Or  And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested
on each one of them.
4And they were all f  filled with the Holy Spirit and began g  to speak in other tongues h  as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And i  at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And j  they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking k  Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and l  Medes and m  Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and n  proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And o  all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others p  mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

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 q  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 s  “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
t  that I will pour out my Spirit u  on all flesh,
and your sons and v  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 x  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 y  the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before z  the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21And it shall come to pass that aa  everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

22Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth ab  a man attested to you by God ac  with ad  mighty works and wonders and signs that ae  God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know 23this Jesus,
Greek this one
ag  delivered up according to ah  the definite plan and ai  foreknowledge of God aj  you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
24 ak  God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because al  it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David says concerning him,

am  “‘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 an  in hope.
27For you will not abandon my soul to ao  Hades,
ap  or let your aq  Holy One ar  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 as  the patriarch David at  that he both died and au  was buried, and av  his tomb is with us to this day. 30 aw  Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that ax  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 ay  he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus az  God raised up ba  and of that we all are witnesses. 33 bb  Being therefore bc  exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from bd  the Father be  the promise of the Holy Spirit bf  he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34For bg  David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

bh  “‘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 bi  God has made him bj  both Lord and Christ, this Jesus bk  whom you crucified.”

37Now when bl  they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers bm  what shall we do?” 38And Peter said to them bn  Repent and bo  be baptized every one of you bp  in the name of Jesus Christ bq  for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive br  the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For bs  the promise is for you and bt  for your children and for all bu  who are far off, everyone bv  whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying bw  Save yourselves from this bx  crooked generation.” 41So those who received his word were baptized, and by  there were added that day about three thousand souls.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42And bz  they devoted themselves to the apostlesca  teaching and the cb  fellowship, to cc  the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43And awe
Or fear
came upon every soul, and ce  many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
44And all who believed were together and cf  had all things in common. 45And cg  they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46And day by day ch  attending the temple ci  together and cj  breaking bread in their homes, they received their food ck  with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and cl  having favor with all the people. And the Lord cm  added to their number cn  day by day those who co  were being saved.

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