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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the days of Pentecost were fulfilled, as all of them were assembled together,
Suddenly there was from Heaven a sound like a mighty wind and the whole place in which they were sitting was filled with it.
And tongues like fire that were divided appeared to them, and they sat on each one of them.
And all of them were filled with The Spirit of Holiness, and they were going out speaking in various languages, according to whatever The Spirit was giving them to speak.
5But there were men dwelling in Jerusalem who were worshipers of God, Jews from every nation under Heaven.
6And when that noise occurred, the entire populace gathered and was agitated, because each one of them heard that they were speaking in their dialects.
7And they were all marveling and were amazed as they were saying, each to the other, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?”
8“How are we hearing, everyone, his own dialect in which we were born?”
9“Parthians and Medes and Elanites, and those who dwell in Bayth- Nahrayn, Judeans and Qapodoqians and those who are from the regions of Pontus and of Asia,”
10“And from the regions of Phrygia and of Pamphylia and of Egypt and of the countries of Libya which are near to Cyrene and those who came from Rome, Jews and proselytes”,
11“And who are from Crete, and Arabians, behold, we are hearing from those who are speaking in our own dialects, the wonders of God.”
12And they were all astonished and bewildered. They were saying one to another, “What is this phenomenon?”
13But others were mocking them as they said, “These have drunk new wine and have become drunk.”
14After this, Shimeon Kaypha arose with the eleven Apostles and he lifted up his voice and he said to them, “Men, Jews, and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give attention to my words.”
15“These are not drunk as you are thinking, for behold, it is now the third hour.”
16“But this is what was spoken by Joel, The Prophet:”
17“'It shall be done in the last days, says God,' I shall pour out my Spirit on everybody, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your Elders shall dream dreams.”
18“And I shall pour out my Spirit upon my Servants and upon my handmaids and in those days they shall prophesy.”
19“And I shall give signs in the Heavens and miracles in The Earth, blood, fire and plumes of smoke.”
20“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood until the great and awesome day of THE LORD JEHOVAH will come.”
21“And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH shall receive life.' “
22“Men, sons of Israel, hear these words: Yeshua The Nazarene, The Man who appeared to you from God with mighty works and with signs and with miracles, which God did among you by his hand, as you know,”
23“This one, who was separated to him for this, in the foreknowledge and will of God, you have betrayed into the hands of the wicked, and you have crucified and murdered.”
24“But God raised him and he destroyed the destructions of Sheol because it was not possible for him to be held captive in Sheol.”
25For David said about him: “I foresaw my Lord always who was upon my right hand that I should not be disquieted.”
26“Therefore, my heart is delighted and my glory celebrates; also my body shall rest upon hope.”
27“Because you did not leave my Soul in Sheol and you did not give your Pure One to see destruction.”
28“You have shown to me the way of life. You shall fill me, O' Sweetness, with your presence!”
29“Men, brothers, it is permitted me to speak openly to you about the Chief Father, David, who died and also was buried, and his tomb is with us until today.”
30“For he was a Prophet, and he knew that God had sworn to him in an oath: “One from the fruit of your body I shall seat upon your throne.”
31And he saw and spoke before about the resurrection of The Messiah, that he would not be left in Sheol, neither would his body see corruption.”
32“God has raised up this Yeshua, and we are all his witnesses.”
33“He is The One who is exalted at the right hand of God and he has received from the Father The Promise which is concerning The Spirit of Holiness, and he has poured out this gift, which, behold, you are seeing and hearing.”
34“For David had not ascended to Heaven, because he said, “THE LORD JEHOVAH said to my Lord, 'Sit at my right hand',
35“Until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
36“Let therefore the whole house of Israel know truly, God has made this Yeshua, LORD JEHOVAH and The Messiah, whom you had crucified.”
37And when they heard these things. They were stricken in their hearts, and they said to Shimeon and to the rest of the Apostles, “What should we do, brothers?”
38And Shimeon said to them, “Return to God and be immersed everyone of you, in the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH Yeshua, for release from sin, so that you may receive the gift of The Spirit of Holiness.”
39“For The Promise is to you and to your children and to all those who are afar off, those whom God shall call.”
40And with many other words he was testifying to them and beseeching them as he said, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”
41And people among them readily received his word, and they believed and were immersed, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42And they were continuing in the teaching of the Apostles, and they became partakers in prayer and in breaking of the Eucharist.
43And there was fear in every soul, and many signs and miracles were occurring by the hand of the Apostles in Jerusalem.
44And all those who believed were together and everything they had was communal.
45And those who had a possession were selling it and distributing to each man according to whatever was needed.
46And every day they were continuing in The Temple with one soul, and in the houses they were breaking loaves of bread, and they were receiving food as they celebrated, and in the simplicity of their hearts
47They were praising God as they were given affection before all the people, and our Lord was adding unto the church everyday those who were coming to life.