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Version 0.92.62, 31 December 2020

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Acts Chapter 2

1And as the day of Pentecost was coming to an end, they were all of one mind together. 2And suddenly a noise from heaven came like a strong driving blast, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3And parting tongues appeared to them, as if of fire, and one rested on each one of them. 4And all were filled with holy spirit and began to speak in other tongues according to what the spirit gave them to utter. 5And there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And when this noise had passed, the crowd gathered and was confused, because each one heard them speaking in his own dialect. 7And all were astonished and they marvelled, and said to each other, “Look at this – aren't all these Galileans who are speaking? 8So how come each of us hears in our own dialect in which we were born? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and those who inhabit Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, and Romans away from home, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs – we hear them speaking the magnificent things of God in our languages.” 12And all were astonished and were at a loss, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” 13But others, jeering, said, “They are full of new wine.” 14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them as follows: “Men, Jews and all dwellers of Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk as you suppose, seeing it is the third hour of the day. 16But this is that which was spoken through the prophet Joel,

17‘And it shall come to pass in the last days’,

Says God,

That I will pour out some of my spirit on all flesh,

And your sons and your daughters will prophesy,

And your youths will see visions,

And your old men will dream dreams,

18And I will indeed pour out some of my spirit

On my servants and on my maidservants

In those days,

And they will prophesy.

19And I will show miracles in heaven above

And signs on earth below:

Blood and fire and a smoky vapour.

20The sun will be turned into darkness

And the moon to blood

Before the great and illustrious day of the Lord comes.

21And it will come to pass

That everyone who calls on the name of the Lord

Will be saved.’

22You Israelite men, hear these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man from God demonstrated to you by powers and miracles and signs which God performed through him in your midst, as you yourselves also know – 23him, delivered up by the deliberate plan and foreknowledge of God, you took and through lawless hands crucified and killed, 24whom God raised up, abolishing the pains of death, as it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David speaks with reference to him,

‘I saw the Lord before me continually,

That he was on my right hand side,

So that I might not be shaken.

26On account of this my heart was glad

And my tongue rejoiced;

Moreover my flesh will dwell in hope.

27For you will not leave my being in Hades,

Nor will you allow your holy one to see decay.

28You have made the paths of life known to me;

You will fill me with joy at your presence.’

29Men and brothers, I may speak to you frankly about the patriarch David – indeed that he died and was buried and his tomb is among us to this day. 30Now since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him by an oath that he would raise up the Christ from the fruit of his loins according to the flesh to sit on his throne, 31foreseeing this, he spoke about the resurrection of Christ: that his being was not left in Hades, nor did his flesh see decay. 32God raised up this Jesus, of whom all of us are witnesses. 33So being exalted at the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the holy spirit from the father, he poured out this which you now see and hear. 34For David has not ascended into the heavens but he himself says,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

«Sit on my right hand side

35Until I make your enemies your footstool.»’

36So let the whole house of Israel certainly know that God has made him both Lord and Christ – that is, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37And when they heard this, they were pierced in their hearts, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What shall we do, men and brothers?” 38Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the holy spirit. 39For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all those who are far away, whomever the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40And with very many other words he would testify solemnly and exhort them, saying, “Be saved from this crooked generation.” 41So they gladly received his word and were baptized, and on that day about three thousand people were added to their number. 42And they continued resolutely in the teaching of the apostles and in fellowship and in the breaking of the bread and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul, and many miracles and signs were performed through the apostles. 44And all the believers were in the same place and they had everything in common, 45and they sold their possessions and belongings and distributed them to everyone according to whatever anyone needed. 46And they resolutely continued daily in unanimity in the temple, breaking bread from house to house, partaking of food with gladness and plainness of heart, 47praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord would add to the church those who became saved daily.

Reference(s) in Chapter 2: v.17 ↔ Joel 3:1MT (Joel 2:28AV) ● v.18 ↔ Joel 3:2MT (Joel 2:29AV) ● v.19 ↔ Joel 3:3MT (Joel 2:30AV) ● v.20 ↔ Joel 3:4MT (Joel 2:31AV), Joel 4:15MT (Joel 3:15AV) ● v.21 ↔ Joel 3:5MT (Joel 2:32AV) ● v.25 ↔ Psalm 16:8 ● v.26 ↔ Psalm 16:9 ● v.27 ↔ Psalm 16:10 ● v.28 ↔ Psalm 16:11 ● v.30 ↔ 2 Samuel 7:12, 1 Chronicles 17:11, Psalm 89:37MT (Psalm 89:36AV) ● v.31 ↔ Psalm 16:10 ● v.34 ↔ Psalm 110:1 ● v.35 ↔ Psalm 110:1.

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