King James 2000
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3And there appeared unto them separated tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
The Gift to Speak Languages
4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6Now when this was sounded abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because every man heard them speak in his own language.
7And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans?
8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born?
9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this?
13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, You men of Judea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15For these are not drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon 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 on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord comes:
21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:
23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
25For David spoke concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27Because you will not leave my soul in hades, neither will you allow your Holy One to see corruption.
28You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.
29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.
30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of his descendants, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hades, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32This Jesus has God raised up, of which we all are witnesses.
33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this, which you now see and hear.
34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he said himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit on my right hand,
35Until I make your foes your footstool.
36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39For the promise is unto 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 did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.
Response of Three Thousand
41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45And sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all men, as every man had need.
46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their food with gladness and sincerity of heart,
47Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.