Webster Bible Translation
The Holy Spirit 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 to them, cloven tongues as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6Now when this was noised 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 do we hear every man in our own language, wherein 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 strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians we hear them speak in our languages the wonderful works of God. 12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13Others mocking, said, These men are full of new wine.
Peter Preaches to the Crowd
14But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words: 15For these are not drunken, as ye 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, saith 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 hand-maidens I will, in those days, pour out of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on 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 come.
21And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
22Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved by God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
25For David speaketh concerning him, I saw 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 thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption:
28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29Men, brethren, let me freely speak to you concerning the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us to this day. 30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that from the fruit of his loins, 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 hell, neither did his flesh see corruption. 32This Jesus hath God raised up, of which we all are witnesses. 33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he saith himself, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Three Thousand Believe
37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 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 did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation. 41Then they that gladly received his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.
The Fellowship of Believers
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 parted 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, ate their food with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.