THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Spirit poured out on day of Pentecost—Peter testifies of Jesus’ resurrection—He tells how to gain salvation and speaks of the gift of the Holy Ghost—Many believe and are baptized.
when the day of aPentecost
was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty awind
, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them acloven
tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the aHoly
Ghost, and began to speak with other btongues
, as the cSpirit
gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own alanguage
And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and aproselytes
Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our atongues
the wonderful works of God.
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
said, These men are full of new wine.
¶ But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet aJoel
And it shall come to pass in the alast
days, saith God, I will bpour
out of my cSpirit
upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall dprophesy
, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall edream
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall aprophesy
And I will shew awonders
in heaven above, and bsigns
in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
The sun shall be turned into adarkness
, and the moon into blood, before that great and bnotable cday
of the Lord come:
And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be asaved
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man aapproved
of God among you by bmiracles
and wonders and signs, which cGod
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Whom God hath araised
up, having loosed the bpains
: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the aLord
always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in ahell
, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see bcorruption
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the apatriarch
David, that he is both dead and bburied
, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an aoath
to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up bChrist
to sit on his throne;
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Therefore being aby
hand of God cexalted
, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath dshed
forth this, which ye now see and hear.
is not bascended
into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord
said unto my cLord
, Sit thou on my right hand,
Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have acrucified
, both bLord
¶ Now when they heard this,
they were apricked
in their bheart
, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and
shall we do?
For the apromise
is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are bafar
as many as the Lord our God shall call.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, aSave
yourselves from this buntoward
¶ Then they that gladly areceived
were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them
came upon every soul: and many wonders and bsigns
were done by the apostles.
And all that believed were together, and had all things acommon
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had aneed
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the atemple
, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and bsingleness
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord aadded
to the bchurch
daily such as should be saved.