Acts 2

The Day of Pentecost

When a the day of Pentecost
Lit was being fulfilled
had come, they were all together in one place.
And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled c the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire
Or being distributed
distributing themselves, and
Lit it
Or sat
rested on each one of them.
And they were all g filled with the Holy Spirit and began to h speak with other
Or languages
tongues, as the Spirit was giving them
Or ability to speak out

Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem k devout men from every nation under heaven. And when l this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own
Or dialect
n They were amazed and astonished, saying
Lit Behold
Why, are not all these who are speaking p Galileans?
And how is it that we each hear them in our own
Or dialect
Lit in
to which we were born?
Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and s Cappadocia, t Pontus and
I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
v Asia,
10  w Phrygia and x Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around y Cyrene, and
Lit the sojourning Romans
aa visitors from Rome, both Jews and
I.e. Gentile converts to Judaism
ac proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabswe hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.” 12 And ad they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others were mocking and saying ae They are full of
I.e. new wine
sweet wine.”

Peter’s Sermon

14 But Peter
Or being put forward as spokesman
taking his stand with ah the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.
15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, ai for it is only the
I.e. 9 a.m.
third hour of the day;
16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 17 ak  And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all
Lit flesh
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams;
18  Even on My bondslaves, both men and women,
I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit
And they shall prophesy.
19 And I will grant wonders in the sky above
And signs on the earth below,
Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned into darkness
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
21 And it shall be that am  everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22 Men of Israel, listen to these words: an Jesus the Nazarene, ao a man
Or exhibited or accredited
attested to you by God with
Or works of power
miracles and ar wonders and
Or attesting miracles
signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know
23 this Man, delivered over by the at predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God au you nailed to a cross by the hands of
Lit men without the Law; i.e. pagan
godless men and put Him to death.
Lit Whom God raised up
“But ax God raised Him up again, putting an end to the
Lit birth pains
agony of death, since it az was impossible for Him to be held
Lit by it
in its power.
25 For David says of Him, bb I saw the Lord always in my presence;
For He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted;
Moreover my flesh also will live in hope;
27  Because You will not abandon my soul to bc  Hades,
bd  Nor
Lit give
allow Your
Or devout or pious
Holy One to
Lit see corruption
undergo decay.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of gladness with Your presence.’

Lit Men brothers
Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the bi patriarch David that he both bj died and bk was buried, and bl his tomb is
Lit among
with us to this day.
30 And so, because he was bn a prophet and knew that bo  God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one
Lit of the fruit of his loins
of his descendants on his throne,
31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of
I.e. the Messiah
the Christ, that br  He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh
Lit see corruption
suffer decay.
32 This Jesus bt God raised up again, to which we are all bu witnesses. 33 Therefore having been exalted
Or by
bw to the right hand of God, and bx having received from the Father by the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has bz poured forth this which you both see and hear.
34 For it was not David who ascended into
Lit the heavens
heaven, but he himself says: cb  The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at My right hand,
35  Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’

36 Therefore let all the cc house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both cd Lord and
I.e. Messiah
Christthis Jesus cf whom you crucified.”

The Ingathering

37 Now when they heard this, they were
Or wounded in conscience
pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles
Lit Men brothers
Or what are we to do
cj what shall we do?”
38 Peter said to them, ck Repent, and each of you be cl baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 “For cm the promise is for you and your children and for all who are cn far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly co testified and kept on exhorting them, saying
Or Escape
Be saved from this cq perverse generation!”
41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand
I.e. persons
cs souls.
42 They were ct continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to cu the breaking of bread and
Lit the prayers
cw to prayer.

Lit fear was occurring to every soul
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many cy wonders and
Or attesting miracles
signs were taking place through the apostles.
44 And all those who had believed
One early ms does not contain were and and
were together and db had all things in common;
45 and they dc  began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46  dd Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and de breaking bread
Or in the various private homes
from house to house, they were taking their
Lit food
meals together with gladness and
Or simplicity
sincerity of heart,
47 praising God and di having favor with all the people. And the Lord dj was adding
Lit together
to their number day by day dl those who were being saved.
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