The New King James Version

Acts 2:1–21

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Coming of the Holy Spirit

2 When athe Day of Pentecost had fully come, bthey were all 1with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and cit filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them 2divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And dthey were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began eto speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Crowd’s Response

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, fdevout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the gmultitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak hGalileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own 3language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and iCappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and 4Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”

Peter’s Sermon

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, jsince it is only 5the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘And kit shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

lThat I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and myour daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

nAnd they shall prophesy.

19 oI will show wonders in heaven above

And signs in the earth beneath:

Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

20 pThe sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

21 And it shall come to pass

That qwhoever calls on the name of the Lord

Shall be saved.’

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