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Acts 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:1 - When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:2 - And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:3 - And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:5 - Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:6 - And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:7 - And they were amazed and wondered, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:8 - And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:9 - Par'thians and Medes and E'lamites and residents of Mesopota'mia, Judea and Cappado'cia, Pontus and Asia,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:10 - Phryg'ia and Pamphyl'ia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyre'ne, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:11 - Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:12 - And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:13 - But others mocking said, "They are filled with new wine."

Peter's Sermon

(Joe 2:28–32 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:14 - But Peter, standing 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:15 - For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:16 - but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:17 - 'And in the last days it shall 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:18 - yea, and on my menservants and my maidservants in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:19 - And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:20 - the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:21 - And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:22 - "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know--
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:23 - this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:24 - But God raised him up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:25 - For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:26 - therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will dwell in hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:27 - For thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades, nor let thy Holy One see corruption.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:28 - Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy presence.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:29 - "Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:30 - Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:31 - he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:32 - This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:33 - Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:34 - For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:35 - till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:36 - Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."

The Ingathering

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:37 - Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:38 - And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:39 - For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:40 - And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:41 - So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:42 - And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:43 - And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:44 - And all who believed were together and had all things in common;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:45 - and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:46 - And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:47 - praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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