Acts 2

MLV(i) 1 And while the day of Pentecost was being fulfilled, they were united in the same place. \ulnone\nosupersub 2 And suddenly there became a noise from heaven just-like the bringing of a violent wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them, divided tongues, like fire, and it sat upon each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, just-as the Spirit was giving to them to speak out. 5 Now Jews were dwelling in Jerusalem, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 But when the voice from this happened, the multitude came together and was confused, because each one was hearing them speaking in his own language. 7 Now they were astonished and marveling, saying to one another, Behold, are these not all Galileans who are speaking? 8 And how are we hearing each one in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, 10 in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya toward Cyrene and the inhabiting Romans, both Jews and Jewish-converts, 11 Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speaking in our languages the magnificent things of God. 12 Now all were astonished and were perplexed, saying to one another, What might this wish to be? 13 But others sneering, were saying, They are full of new-wine.

{Footnotes: Acts 2:6, this was a miraculous event, the crowd heard all this like a single voice from afar or figuratively like ‘noisy or sounds.’}


14 But Peter, standing up together with the eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke out to them, saying, Men, Jews and all you who are dwelling in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and notice my words. 15 For these men are not drunken, as you take it to be; for it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what has been spoken through the prophet Joel, 17 God says, ‘And it will be in the last days, I will pour out from My Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters will prophesy and your young-men will see visions and your elderly-men will dream dreams. 18 For-sure, I will pour out of my Spirit upon my male bondservants and upon my female bondservants in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 And I will be giving you wonders in the heaven above and signs upon 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 illustrious day of the Lord comes. 21 And it will be, that everyone, whoever calls upon the name of the Lord, will be saved.’
22 Men, Israelites! Hear these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man from God, having been shown to you by miracles and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, just-as you yourselves also know; 23 being given up by what had been determined by the plan and foreknowledge of God, you assassinated him, having taken him and fastened him to a cross through lawless hands; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the travails of death, insomuch as it was not possible for him to be held-fast by it. 25 For David says in regard to him, ‘I am seeing the Lord always before my face, in my sight, because he is at my right hand, in order that I might not be shaken. 26 Because of this, my heart was joyous and my tongue was glad. Now my flesh will also reside in hope; 27 because you will not forsake my soul to Hades, neither will you give your Holy One to see decay. 28 You made known to me the ways of life. You will fill me with joy with your countenance.’ 29 Brethren, it is legal for me to speak publicly to you concerning the patriarch David, that he is both dead and was buried and his tomb is among us to this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that from the fruit of his loins, to raise up the Christ according to the flesh to sit upon his throne. 31 Foreseeing this, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was his soul left to Hades, nor did his flesh see decay. 32 This Jesus, God raised up, of whom we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore having been exalted by the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he has poured out this, which you are seeing and hearing now. 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 should place your enemies as the footstool of your feet.’ 36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel know with certainty, that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced in their heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do?
38 Now Peter said to them, Repent and be immersed each one of you in the name of Jesus Christ into the forgiveness of your sins, and you will be receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. \super{F} 39 For the promise is to you and to your children and to all those at afar off, as many as the Lord our God may call. 40 Now he was thoroughly testifying and encouraging them with many other words, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation. 41 Therefore indeed, they, who gladly accepted his word, were immersed, and approximately three thousand souls was added to them in that day. 42 Now they were persevering in the apostles’teaching and in fellowship and in the breaking of the bread and in prayers.

43 Now there became fear upon every soul and many wonders and signs were happening through the apostles. 44 But all who believed were in the same mind and had all things common. 45 They were selling their properties and possessions and dividing them to all, insomuch as anyone was having a need. 46 And persevering, united in the temple and breaking bread, house to house, they were taking their nourishment in gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God, and having favor toward the whole people. Now the Lord was adding to the congregation of believers those who are saved every day.