The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place.
2And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them.
4And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak.
5Now in Yerushalayim there were dwelling Yehuḏim, dedicated men from every nation under the heaven.
6And when this sound came to be, the crowd came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying to each other, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
8“And how do we hear, each one in our own language in which we were born?
9“Parthians and Medes and Ěylamites, and those dwelling in Aram Naharayim, both Yehuḏah and Kappadokia, Pontos and Asia,
10both Phrygia and Pamphulia, Mitsrayim and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Yehuḏim and converts,
11“Cretans and Araḇs, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great deeds of Elohim.”
12And they were all amazed, and were puzzled, saying to each other, “What does this mean?”
13And others mocking said, “They have been filled with sweet wine.”
14But Kĕpha, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and said to them, “Men of Yehuḏah and all those dwelling in Yerushalayim, let this be known to you, and listen closely to my words.
15“For these men are not drunk, as you imagine, since it is only the third hour of the day.
16“But this is what was spoken by the prophet Yo’ĕl:
17‘And it shall be in the last days, says Elohim, that I shall pour out of My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams,
18and also on My male servants and on My female servants I shall pour out My Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.
19‘And I shall show wonders in the heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapour of smoke.
20‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and splendid day of יהוה.
22“Men of Yisra’ĕl, hear these words: יהושע of Natsareth, a Man from Elohim, having been pointed out to you by mighty works, and wonders, and signs which Elohim did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know,
23this One, given up by the set purpose and foreknowledge of Elohim, you have impaled and put to death through the hands of lawless men –
24“Him Elohim raised up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was impossible that He could be held in its grip.
25“For Dawiḏ says concerning Him, ‘I saw יהוה before me continually, because He is at my right hand, in order that I should not be shaken.
26‘For this reason my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad, and now my flesh shall also rest in expectation,
27because You shall not leave my being in the grave, nor shall You give Your Kind One to see corruption.
30“Being a prophet, then, and knowing that Elohim had sworn with an oath to him: of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, to raise up the Messiah to sit on his throne,
31foreseeing this he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah, that His being was neither left in the grave, nor did His flesh see corruption.
32“Elohim has raised up this יהושע, of which we are all witnesses.
33“Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of Elohim, and having received from the Father the promise of the Set-apart Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
34“For Dawiḏ did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself said, ‘יהוה said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand,
36“Therefore let all the house of Yisra’ĕl know for certain that Elohim has made this יהושע, whom you impaled, both Master and Messiah.”
37And having heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Kĕpha and the rest of the emissaries, “Men, brothers, what shall we do?”
39“For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many as יהוה our Elohim shall call.”
41Then those, indeed, who gladly received his word, were immersed. And on that day about three thousand beings were added to them.
42And they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching of the emissaries, and in the fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers.
43And fear came upon every being, and many wonders and signs were being done through the emissaries.
44And all those who believed were together, and had all in common,
45and sold their possessions and property, and divided them among all, as anyone might have need.
46And day by day, continuing with one mind in the Set-apart Place, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
47praising Elohim and having favour with all the people. And the Master added to the assembly those who were being saved, day by day.