New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Acts 2:1–47

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The Day of Pentecost

1  When athe day of Pentecost 1had come, they were all together in one place.

2  And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled athe whole house where they were sitting.

3  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire 1distributing themselves, and 2they 3rested on each one of them.

4  And they were all afilled with the Holy Spirit and began to bspeak with other 1tongues, as the Spirit was giving them 2utterance.

5  Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, adevout men from every nation under heaven.

6  And when athis sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own 1language.

aThey were amazed and astonished, saying, “1Why, are not all these who are speaking bGalileans?

8  “And how is it that we each hear them in our own 1language 2to which we were born?

9  “Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and aCappadocia, bPontus and 1cAsia,

10  aPhrygia and bPamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around cCyrene, and 1dvisitors from Rome, both Jews and 2eproselytes,

11  Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”

12  And athey all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

13  But others were mocking and saying, “aThey are full of 1sweet wine.”

Peter’s Sermon

14  But Peter, 1taking his stand with athe eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.

15  “For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, afor it is only the 1third hour of the day;

16  but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:

17  ‘aAnd it shall be in the last days,’ God says,

That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all 1mankind;

And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

And your young men shall see visions,

And your old men shall dream dreams;

18  Even on My bondslaves, both men and women,

I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit

And they shall prophesy.

19  ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above

And signs on the earth below,

Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.

20  ‘The sun will be turned into darkness

And the moon into blood,

Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.

21  ‘And it shall be that aeveryone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22  “Men of Israel, listen to these words: aJesus the Nazarene, ba man 1attested to you by God with 2miracles and cwonders and 3signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know—

23  this Man, delivered over by the apredetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, byou nailed to a cross by the hands of 1godless men and put Him to death.

24  “1But aGod raised Him up again, putting an end to the 2agony of death, since it bwas impossible for Him to be held 3in its power.

25  “For David says of Him,

aI saw the Lord always in my presence;

For He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken.

26  ‘Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted;

Moreover my flesh also will live in hope;

27  Because You will not abandon my soul to aHades,

bNor 1allow Your 2Holy One to 3undergo decay.

28  ‘You have made known to me the ways of life;

You will make me full of gladness with Your presence.’

29  “1Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the apatriarch David that he both bdied and cwas buried, and dhis tomb is 2with us to this day.

30  “And so, because he was aa prophet and knew that bGod had sworn to him with an oath to seat one 1of his descendants on his throne,

31  he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of 1the Christ, that aHe was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh 2suffer decay.

32  “This Jesus aGod raised up again, to which we are all bwitnesses.

33  “Therefore having been exalted 1ato the right hand of God, and bhaving received from the Father cthe promise of the Holy Spirit, He has dpoured forth this which you both see and hear.

34  “For it was not David who ascended into 1heaven, but he himself says:

aThe Lord said to my 2Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

35  Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” ’

36  “Therefore let all the ahouse of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both bLord and 1Christ—this Jesus cwhom you crucified.”

The Ingathering

37  Now when they heard this, they were 1pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “2Brethren, 3awhat shall we do?”

38  Peter said to them, “aRepent, and each of you be bbaptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

39  “For athe promise is for you and your children and for all who are bfar off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”

40  And with many other words he solemnly atestified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “1Be saved from this bperverse generation!”

41  So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand 1asouls.

42  They were acontinually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to bthe breaking of bread and 1ato prayer.

43  1Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many awonders and 2signs were taking place through the apostles.

44  And all those who had believed 1were together and ahad all things in common;

45  and they abegan selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.

46  aDay by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and bbreaking bread 1from house to house, they were taking their 2meals together with gladness and 3sincerity of heart,

47  praising God and ahaving favor with all the people. And the Lord bwas adding 1to their number day by day cthose who were being saved.

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