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Acts 2
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The Holy Spirit Comes

2On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.G2532G1722G2250G4005G4845G2258G537G3661G1909G846 2Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.G2532G869G1096G2279G1537G3772G5618G5342G972G4157G2532G4137G3650G3624G3757G2258G2521 3Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.G2532G3700G846G1266G1100G5616G4442G5037G2523G1909G1538G1520G846 4And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.G2532G4130G537G4130G40G4151G2532G756G2980G2087G1100G2531G4151G1325G846G669 5At that time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem.G1161G2258G2730G1722G2419G2453G2126G435G575G3956G1484G5259G3772 6When they heard the loud noise, everyone came running, and they were bewildered to hear their own languages being spoken by the believers.G1161G5026G1096G5456G4128G4905G2532G4797G3754G1538G1520G191G846G2980G2398G1258 7They were completely amazed. "How can this be?" they exclaimed. "These people are all from Galilee,G1161G1839G3956G1839G2532G2296G3004G4314G240G2400G1526G3756G3956G3778G3588G2980G1057 8and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages!G2532G4459G191G2249G1538G2257G2398G1258G1722G3739G1080 9Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of Asia,G3934G2532G3370G2532G1639G2532G2730G3318G5037G2449G2532G2587G4195G2532G773 10Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from RomeG5037G5435G5037G2532G3828G125G2532G3313G3033G2596G2957G2532G1927G4514G5037G2453G5037G2532G4339 11(both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about the wonderful things God has done!"G2912G2532G690G191G846G2980G2251G1100G3167G2316 12They stood there amazed and perplexed. "What can this mean?" they asked each other.G1161G1839G3956G1839G2532G1280G3004G243G4314G243G5101G2309G302G1511G5124 13But others in the crowd ridiculed them, saying, "They're just drunk, that's all!"G1161G2087G5512G3004G3754G1526G3325G1098

Peter Preaches to the Crowd

14Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, "Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this.G1161G4074G2476G4862G1733G1869G846G5456G2532G669G846G435G2453G2532G537G2730G2419G2077G5124G1110G5213G2532G1801G3450G4487 15These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine o'clock in the morning is much too early for that.G1063G3778G3184G3756G3184G5613G5210G5274G1063G2076G5154G5610G2250 16No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel.G235G5124G2076G2046G1223G4396G2493 17`In the last days,' God says, `I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.G2532G2071G1722G2078G2250G3004G2316G1632G575G3450G4151G1909G3956G4561G2532G5216G5207G2532G5216G2364G4395G2532G5216G3495G3700G3706G2532G5216G4245G1797G1798 18In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy.G2532G1065G1909G3450G1401G2532G1909G3450G1399G1632G1722G1565G2250G575G3450G4151G2532G4395 19And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—blood and fire and clouds of smoke.G2532G1325G5059G1722G3772G507G2532G4592G1909G1093G2736G129G2532G4442G2532G822G2586 20The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the LORD arrives.G2246G3344G1519G4655G2532G4582G1519G129G2228G4250G3173G2532G2016G2250G2962G2064 21But everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.'G2532G2071G3739G3956G302G1941G3686G2962G4982 22"People of Israel, listen! God publicly endorsed Jesus the Nazarene by doing powerful miracles, wonders, and signs through him, as you well know.G435G2475G191G5128G3056G2424G3480G435G584G575G2316G1519G5209G1411G2532G5059G2532G4592G3739G2316G4160G1223G846G1722G3319G5216G2531G846G2532G1492 23But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him.G5126G1560G3724G1012G2532G4268G2316G2983G1223G459G5495G4362G337 24But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip.G3739G2316G450G3089G5604G2288G2530G2258G3756G1415G846G2902G5259G846 25King David said this about him: `I see that the LORD is always with me I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.G1063G1138G3004G1519G846G4308G2962G1223G3956G1799G3450G3754G2076G1537G3450G1188G3363G4531G3363G4531 26No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises! My body rests in hope.G1223G5124G2165G3450G2588G2165G2532G3450G1100G21G1161G2089G2532G3450G4561G2681G1909G1680 27For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.G3754G1459G3756G1459G3450G5590G1519G86G3761G1325G4675G3741G1492G1312 28You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.'G1107G3427G3598G2222G4137G3165G4137G2167G3326G4675G4383 29"Dear brothers, think about this! You can be sure that the patriarch David wasn't referring to himself, for he died and was buried, and his tomb is still here among us.G435G80G2036G1832G3326G3954G2036G4314G5209G4012G3966G1138G3754G5053G2532G5053G2532G2290G2532G846G3418G2076G1722G2254G891G5026G2250 30But he was a prophet, and he knew God had promised with an oath that one of David's own descendants would sit on his throne.G3767G5225G4396G2532G1492G3754G2316G3660G3727G846G1537G2590G846G3751G2596G4561G450G5547G2523G1909G846G2362 31David was looking into the future and speaking of the Messiah's resurrection. He was saying that God would not leave him among the dead or allow his body to rot in the grave.G4275G2980G4012G386G5547G3754G846G5590G2641G3756G2641G1519G86G3761G846G4561G1492G1312 32"God raised Jesus from the dead, and we are all witnesses of this.G5126G2424G450G2316G450G3739G2249G3956G2070G3144 33Now he is exalted to the place of highest honor in heaven, at God's right hand. And the Father, as he had promised, gave him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today.G3767G5312G1188G2316G5312G5037G2983G3844G3962G1860G40G4151G1632G5124G3739G5210G3568G991G2532G191 34For David himself never ascended into heaven, yet he said, `The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit in the place of honor at my right handG1063G1138G3756G305G1519G3772G1161G3004G846G2962G2036G3450G2962G2521G1537G3450G1188 35until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet."'G2193G302G5087G4675G2190G4675G4228G5286 36"So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!"G3767G1097G3956G3624G2474G1097G806G3754G2316G4160G5126G2424G3739G5210G4717G2532G2962G2532G5547 37Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"G1161G191G2660G2588G5037G2036G4314G4074G2532G3062G652G435G80G5101G4160 38Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.G1161G4074G5346G4314G846G3340G2532G907G1538G5216G1909G3686G2424G5547G1519G859G266G2532G2983G1431G40G4151 39This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles—all who have been called by the Lord our God."G1063G1860G2076G5213G2532G5216G5043G2532G3956G1519G3112G3745G2962G2257G2316G302G4341 40Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!"G5037G4119G2087G3056G1263G2532G3870G3004G4982G575G5026G4646G1074 41Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.G3303G3767G780G588G846G3056G907G2532G1565G2250G4369G5616G5153G5590

The Believers Form a Community

42All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.G1161G2258G4342G652G1322G2532G2842G2532G2800G740G2532G4335 43A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders.G1161G5401G1096G3956G5590G5037G4183G5059G2532G4592G1096G1223G652 44And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.G1161G3956G4100G2258G1909G846G2532G2192G537G2839 45They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.G2532G4097G2933G2532G5223G2532G1266G846G3956G2530G5100G302G2192G5532 46They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.G5037G4342G2596G2250G3661G1722G2411G5037G2806G740G2596G3624G3335G5160G1722G20G2532G858G2588 47all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.G134G2316G2532G2192G5485G4314G3650G2992G1161G2962G4369G1577G2596G2250G4982


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