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George Noyes Bible - Acts

Acts 2

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1And on the day of Pentecost they were all together in one place.
2And suddenly there came out of heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled the whole house where they were sitting;
3and there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributing themselves; and one sat upon each of them.
4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, even as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
6And when this sound took place, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because every one heard them speaking in his own language.
7And they were amazed, and marveled, saying, Behold, are not all these who speak Galilaeans?
8and how is it that we every one hear them in our own language, wherein 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 about Cyrene, and Romans who sojourn here, both Jews and Proselytes,
11Cretans and Arabians—how is it that we hear them speaking in our tongues the wonderful works of God?
12And they were all amazed and were in doubt, saying one to another, What can this mean?
13Others making sport of it, said, They are full of new wine.
14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Men of Judea, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words.
15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; for it is the third hour of the day;
16but this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel,
17“It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams;
18and even on my servants, and on my handmaids, I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

19And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20the sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord cometh, the great and notable day.
21And it shall be that every one that calleth on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
22Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God to you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God wrought by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know,—
23this man, being delivered up by the settled purpose and foreknowledge of God, ye, by the hand of godless men, crucified and slew.
24But God raised him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
25For David saith concerning him, “I saw the Lord always before me; because he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.
26Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue exulted; moreover also, my flesh shall dwell in hope;
27because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.
28Thou didst make known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance.”
29Brethren, I may speak to you with freedom of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us to this day.
30Being then a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath that he would set one sprung from his loins upon his throne,
31he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption.
32This Jesus God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye both see and hear.
34For David did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself saith, The Lord said to my lord, “Sit thou on my right hand,
35until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”
36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.

37And when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what must we do?
38But Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized to the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.
41They therefore received his word, and were baptized; and there were added on that day about three thousand souls.
42And they were constantly attending on the teaching of the apostles, and the imparting of their substance, the breaking of bread, and the prayers.
43And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were wrought through the apostles.
44And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45and they sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as any one had need.
46And attending daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread in a private house, they partook of their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
47praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were in the way of salvation.