Acts 2
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The Holy Spirit at Pentecost

1SO when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with unanimity assembled together. 2And there came suddenly from heaven a sound as it were of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3And there was an appearance to them of divided tongues, as of fire, and it rested on every one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.

5Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, men of piety, from every nation under heaven. 6And when this report spread, the multitude collected around them, and were overwhelmed with astonishment, because they heard them speaking every one in his own peculiar dialect. 7And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying one to another, Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how do we hear every man in our own peculiar dialect, in which from our birth we were brought up? 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and they who inhabit Mesopotamia, and Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus, and Asia, 10and Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Lybia adjoining Cyrene, and the sojourners, who are Romans, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own several tongues the marvellous things of God. 12And they were all amazed, and much perplexed, and knew not what to think, saying one to another, What can this mean? 13But others scoffing said, These men are brimful of sweet wine.

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them; Men of Judea, and all ye who dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words: 15for these men are not, as ye suppose, drunk, for it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17?And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour our of my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18and upon my servants and my handmaidens in those days will I pour out of my spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19and I will perform prodigies in the heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke.

20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and illustrious day of the Lord come.

21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the Lord shall be saved.?

22Men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus the Nazarean, a man from God, pointed out to you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as yourselves also know: 23him, by the destined counsel and foreknowledge of God delivered up, ye have seized, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: forasmuch as it was not possible that he should be held thereby.

25For David speaketh concerning him, ?I have seen the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand, that I might not be shaken:

26therefore is my heart full of joy, and my tongue hath exulted; and still shall my flesh also repose in hope,

27that thou wilt not leave my soul in the mansion of the dead, nor permit that Holy One of thine to see corruption.

28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt fill me with delight by thy countenance.?

29Men and brethren, permit me to speak with freedom to you concerning the patriarch David, that he hath been both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us to this day. 30Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Messiah to sit upon his throne; 31he, foreseeing this, spake of the resurrection of the Messiah, that his soul should not be left in the mansion of the dead, and that his flesh should not see corruption. 32This very Jesus hath God raised up, of which we all are witnesses. 33He therefore being exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, hath poured out this, which ye now see and hear.

34For David is not ascended into the heavens: for he saith himself, ?The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit on my right hand,

35until I make thine enemies a footstool for thy feet.? 36Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him Lord and Messiah, even that very Jesus whom ye crucified.

Three Thousand Believe

37Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you into the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off; even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, Be saved from this untoward generation. 41They therefore who gladly received his discourse were baptised: and there were added to them that day about three thousand souls.

The Fellowship of Believers
(Acts 4:32–37)

42And they persevered stedfastly in the doctrine of the apostles, and in communion, and in breaking bread, and in prayers.

43And on every soul there was an awe: and many miracles and signs were done by the apostles. 44Now all who believed were together, and had all things common; 45and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as every one had need. 46And daily continuing with one mind at the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they partook of their food with great joy and simplicity of heart, 47praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added the saved ones daily to the church.

A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek
Thomas Haweis 1795

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