1 And when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one
2 And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as being borne along by a rushing violent
wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, being distributed, and it sat upon each
one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as
the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under
6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were bewildered,
because everyone heard them speaking in his own dialect.
7 And they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans?
8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own dialect in which we were born?
9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and
Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from
Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabs; we hear them speaking in our tongues the wonderful works of
12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, Whatever would this
wish to be?
13 Others mocking said, They are full of sweet wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, Men of
Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words.
15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.
16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out from My
Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall
see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those
days; and they shall prophesy.
19 I will present wonders in the heavens above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who shall call on the name of the Lord shall
22 Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man approved by God to you by
works of power, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you
yourselves also know;
23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have
taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;
24 whom God raised up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.
25 For David says concerning Him: I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for He
is at my right hand, that I not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart rejoices, and my tongue is glad; moreover my flesh also dwells in hope.
27 For You will not leave My soul in Hades, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.
29 Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both
dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne;
31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was
not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.
32 This Jesus, God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.
33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the
Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
34 For David did not ascend into Heaven, but he says himself: The Lord said to my
Lord, Sit at My right hand,
35 until I make Your enemies Your footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel understand with certainty that God has made this
Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the
rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be immersed in the name
of Jesus Christ to the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as
the Lord our God will call.
40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from
this perverse generation.
41 Then those who gladly received his word were immersed; and that day about three
thousand souls were added.
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the
breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs took place through the
44 Now all the believers were together, and had all things in common,
45 and sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to each person, as anyone
46 So continuing day by day with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from
house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church
daily those who were being saved.