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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Acts 2:1–21

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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.

7 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.’

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Lit was being fulfilled

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Or being distributed

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Lit it

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Or sat

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Or languages

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Or ability to speak out

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Or dialect

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Lit Behold

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Or dialect

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Lit in

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I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor

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Lit the sojourning Romans

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I.e. Gentile converts to Judaism

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I.e. new wine

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Or being put forward as spokesman

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I.e. 9 A.M.

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Lit flesh

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