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Acts 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:1 - When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:2 - Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:3 - They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:4 - All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[fn] as the Spirit enabled them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:5 - Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:6 - When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:7 - Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:8 - Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:9 - Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:10 - Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:11 - (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:12 - Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:13 - Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

(Joe 2:28–32 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:14 - Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:15 - These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:16 - No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:17 - “ ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:18 - Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:19 - I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:20 - The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:21 - And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:22 - “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:23 - This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[fn] put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:24 - But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:25 - David said about him: “ ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:26 - Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:27 - because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:28 - You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:29 - “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:30 - But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:31 - Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:32 - God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:33 - Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:34 - For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:35 - until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” ’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:36 - “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:37 - When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:38 - Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:39 - The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:40 - With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:41 - Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

The Fellowship of the Believers

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:42 - They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:43 - Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:44 - All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:45 - They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:46 - Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:47 - praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
NIV Footnotes
Or languages; also in verse 11
That is, the Roman province by that name
Joel 2:28-32
Or of those not having the law (that is, Gentiles)
Psalm 16:8-11 (see Septuagint)
Psalm 110:1

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