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Young’s Literal Translation

Acts 2:1–21

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1 And in the day of the Pentecost being fulfilled, they were all with one accord at the same place, 2and there came suddenly out of the heaven a sound as of a bearing violent breath, and it filled all the house where they were sitting, 3and there appeared to them divided tongues, as it were of fire; it sat also upon each one of them, 4and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, according as the Spirit was giving them to declare.

5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation of those under the heaven, 6and the rumour of this having come, the multitude came together, and was confounded, because they were each one hearing them speaking in his proper dialect, 7and they were all amazed, and did wonder, saying one unto another, ‘Lo, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8and how do we hear, each in our proper dialect, in which we were born? 9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those dwelling in Mesopotamia, in Judea also, and Cappadocia, Pontus, and Asia, 10Phrygia also, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya, that are along Cyrene, and the strangers of Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians, we did hear them speaking in our tongues the great things of God.’ 12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one unto another, ‘What would this wish to be?’ 13and others mocking said,—‘They are full of sweet wine;’

14 And Peter having stood up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and declared to them, ‘Men, Jews! and all those dwelling in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and harken to my sayings, 15for these are not drunken, as ye take it up, for it is the third hour of the day.

16 ‘But this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel: 17And it shall be 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 also upon My men-servants, and upon My maid-servants, in those days, I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy; 19and I will give wonders in the heaven above, and signs upon the earth beneath—blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke, 20the sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the day of the Lord—the great and illustrious; 21and it shall be, every one—whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.

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