Acts 2

And when the days of pentecost were fully come, while they were all assembled together, suddenly there was a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind; and the whole house where they were sitting was filled with it. And there appeared to them tongues, which were divided like flame; and they rested upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in diverse languages, as the Spirit gave them to speak. Now there were resident at Jerusalem persons who feared God, Jews from all the nations under heaven. And when that sound occurred, all the people collected together; and they were agitated, because they every one heard them speaking in their own languages. And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: All these who speak behold, are they not Galileans? And how do we hear, each his own language, in which we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those dwelling between the rivers, Jews and Cappadocians, and those from the region of Pontus and of Asia, 10 and those from the region of Phrygia, and of Pamphylia, and of Egypt, and of the parts of Lybia near Cyrene, and those who have come from Rome, Jews and proselytes ; 11 and those from Crete, and Arabians. Lo, we hear them speak in our own languages the wonders of God. 12 And they all wondered and were astonished, saying one to another: From whom is this thing? 13 Others however ridiculed them, saying: They have drunken new wine, and are intoxicated. 14 And afterwards Simon Cephas rose up, with the eleven legates, and elevated his voice, and said to them: Men, Jews, and all ye that reside at Jerusalem; be this known to you, and hearken ye to my words. 15 For these are not intoxicated, as ye suppose: for lo, it is yet but the third hour. 16 But this is what was spoken by Joel the prophet: 17 It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons shall prophesy, and your daughters and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And upon: my servants and my handmaids will I pour my Spirit, in those days, and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will give signs in heaven, and prodigies on earth, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 20 And the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and fearful day of the Lord come. 21 And it shall be, that whoever will call on the name of the Lord, shall live. 22 Men, sons of Israel, hear ye these words: Jesus the Nazarean, a man made manifest among you by God, by those deeds of power and prodigies which God wrought among you by his hand, as ye yourselves know; 23 him, being hereto appointed by the prescience and the good pleasure of God, ye have delivered into the hands of the wicked; and have crucified and slain. 24 But God hath resuscitated him, and hath loosed the cords of the grave; because it could not be, that he should be held in the grave. 25 For David said of him: I foresaw my Lord at all times; for he is on my right hand, so that I shall not be moved. 26 Therefore my heart doth rejoice, and my glory exult, and also my body shall abide in hope. 27 For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave, nor wilt thou give thy pious one to see corruption. 28 Thou hast revealed to me the path of life; thou wilt fill me with joy with thy presence. 29 Men, brethren, I may speak to you explicitly of the patriarch David, that he died, and also was buried; and his sepulchre is with us to this day. 30 For he was a prophet, and he knew, that God had sworn to him by an oath: Of the fruit of thy bowels, I will seat one on thy throne. 31 And he foresaw, and spoke of the resurrection of Messiah, that he was not left in the grave, neither did his body see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God resuscitated; and we all are his witnesses. 33 And he it is, who is exalted by the right hand of God, and hath received from the Father a promise respecting the Holy Spirit, and hath sent this gift which, lo, ye see and hear. 34 For David hath not ascended into heaven; because he himself said: The Lord said to my Lord, seat thyself at my right hand, 35 until I shall place thy enemies a footstool to thy feet. 36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel know, assuredly, that God hath made that Jesus whom ye crucified, to be Lord and Messiah. 37 And when they heard these things, they were agitated in their heart; and they said to Simon and to the rest of the legates: Brethren, what shall we do? 38 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 ye may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all those afar off whom God will call. 40 And in many other words he testified to them, and entreated of them, saying: Live ye from this perverse generation. 41 And some of them readily received his discourse, and believed, and were baptized. And there were added, on that day, about three thousand souls. 42 And they persevered in the doctrine of the legates; and were associated together in prayer, and in breaking the eucharist. 43 And fear was on every mind: and many signs and prodigies were wrought by the hand of the legates in Jerusalem. 44 And all they who believed, were together; and whatever belonged to them, was of the community. 45 And they who had a possession, sold it, and divided to each one as he had need. 46 And they continued daily in the temple, with one soul: and at home, they broke bread and took food rejoicing, and in the simplicity of their heart. 47 And they praised God, and had favor with all the people. And our Lord added daily to the assembly those who became alive.
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