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Acts 2:16–17

16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 “ ‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.j

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,k

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams.

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Acts 2:16–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “ ‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams;

Acts 2:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And 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:

Acts 2:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘In the last days,’ God says,

‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your young men will see visions,

and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

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

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

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

Acts 2:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 But Joel the prophet wrote about what is happening here today:

17 ‘God says: In the last days

I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your young men will see visions,

and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 And it shall be in the last days, saith God,

I will pour forth 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:

Acts 2:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 but this is that which was spoken through the prophet Joel, 17 And it shall be in the last days, saith God, that 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 elders shall dream with dreams;

Acts 2:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Rather, this is what the prophet Joel spoke about: 

17 ‘In the last days, God says, 

I will pour my Spirit on everyone. 

Your sons and daughters will speak what God has revealed. 

Your young men will see visions. 

Your old men will dream dreams. 

Acts 2:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 And it will be in the last days, says God,

that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;

then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares,

that I will pour out 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.

Acts 2:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 But this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘And it will be in the last days,’ God says,

‘I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters will prophesy,

and your young men will see visions,

and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 No, here is what the prophet Joel meant. 17 He said,

“ ‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Holy Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your young men will see visions.

Your old men will have dreams.

Acts 2:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

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

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

And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

And your young men shall see visions,

And your old men shall dream dreams;


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