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And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, {they were all together}a in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, being distributed, and it sat upon each of them, 4 and they were all filled with the Holy Spiritb and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together and were confounded, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
7 And they were [all]c amazed and marveled, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we each hear them in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and those dwelling in Mesopotamia, {Judea}d and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the mighty works of God.”
12 And they were all amazed and perplexed, saying one to another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others, {mocking},e said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give ear to my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.
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 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; 18 and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show wonders in heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and vapor of smoke; 20 the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord comes. 21 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lordf shall be saved.’g
22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know, 23 this one, by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you have taken and, by the hands of lawless men, nailed to a cross and killed; 24 whom God raised up, having released the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
25 “For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope, 27 because you will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor will you allow your Holy One to see corruption. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’h
29 “Men and brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 So being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn an oath to him that from the fruit of his loins [[according to the flesh]],i he would seat one upon his throne,j 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ,k that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
32 “This Jesus God raised up, of which we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit,l he has poured out this which you [also]m see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’n
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lordo and Christ,p this Jesus whom you crucified.”
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What shall we do, men, brothers?” 38 But Peter said to them “Repent, and let each [of you]q be baptized inr the name of Jesus Christ for [the]s forgiveness of [your]t sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.u 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted [them],v saying, “Be saved from this crooked generation.” 41 So then, those who had [[gladly]]w received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added.
42 And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayers.
43 {And fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles}.x 44 Now all the believers were {together}y and had everything in common, 45 and they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing them to all, as anyone had need.
46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding those who were being saved daily to {the same}.z