Bible: Acts 1:12-2:41
A Replacement for Judas is Chosen
1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem 1 from the mountain 2 called the Mount of Olives 3 (which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey 4 away). 1:13 When 5 they had entered Jerusalem, 6 they went to the upstairs room where they were staying. Peter 7 and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James were there. 8 1:14 All these continued together in prayer with one mind, together with the women, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 9 1:15 In those days 10 Peter stood up among the believers 11 (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty people) and said, 1:16 “Brothers, 12 the scripture had to be fulfilled that the Holy Spirit foretold through 13 David concerning Judas – who became the guide for those who arrested Jesus – 1:17 for he was counted as one of us and received a share in this ministry.” 14 1:18 (Now this man Judas 15 acquired a field with the reward of his unjust deed, 16 and falling headfirst 17 he burst open in the middle and all his intestines 18 gushed out. 1:19 This 19 became known to all who lived in Jerusalem, so that in their own language 20 they called that field 21 Hakeldama, that is, “Field of Blood.”) 1:20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his house become deserted, 22 and let there be no one to live in it,’ 23 and ‘Let another take his position of responsibility.’ 24 1:21 Thus one of the men 25 who have accompanied us during all the time the Lord Jesus associated with 26 us, 1:22 beginning from his baptism by John until the day he 27 was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness of his resurrection together with us.” 1:23 So they 28 proposed two candidates: 29 Joseph called Barsabbas (also called Justus) and Matthias. 1:24 Then they prayed, 30 “Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 1:25 to assume the task 31 of this service 32 and apostleship from which Judas turned aside 33 to go to his own place.” 34 1:26 Then 35 they cast lots for them, and the one chosen was Matthias; 36 so he was counted with the eleven apostles. 37
The Holy Spirit and the Day of Pentecost
2:1 Now 38 when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2:2 Suddenly 39 a sound 40 like a violent wind blowing 41 came from heaven 42 and filled the entire house where they were sitting. 2:3 And tongues spreading out like a fire 43 appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. 2:4 All 44 of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages 45 as the Spirit enabled them. 46
2:5 Now there were devout Jews 47 from every nation under heaven residing in Jerusalem. 48 2:6 When this sound 49 occurred, a crowd gathered and was in confusion, 50 because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 2:7 Completely baffled, they said, 51 “Aren’t 52 all these who are speaking Galileans? 2:8 And how is it that each one of us hears them 53 in our own native language? 54 2:9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and the province of Asia, 55 2:10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene, 56 and visitors from Rome, 57 2:11 both Jews and proselytes, 58 Cretans and Arabs – we hear them speaking in our own languages about the great deeds God has done!” 59 2:12 All were astounded and greatly confused, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 2:13 But others jeered at the speakers, 60 saying, “They are drunk on new wine!” 61
Peter’s Address on the Day of Pentecost
2:14 But Peter stood up 62 with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: “You men of Judea 63 and all you who live in Jerusalem, 64 know this 65 and listen carefully to what I say. 2:15 In spite of what you think, these men are not drunk, 66 for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 67 2:16 But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel: 68
2:17 ‘And in the last days 69 it will be,’ God says,
‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, 70
and your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
and your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
2:18 Even on my servants, 71 both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 72
2:19 And I will perform wonders in the sky 73 above
and miraculous signs 74 on the earth below,
blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
2:20 The sun will be changed to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and glorious 75 day of the Lord comes.
2:22 “Men of Israel, 78 listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man clearly attested to you by God with powerful deeds, 79 wonders, and miraculous signs 80 that God performed among you through him, just as you yourselves know – 2:23 this man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed 81 by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles. 82 2:24 But God raised him up, 83 having released 84 him from the pains 85 of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power. 86 2:25 For David says about him,
‘I saw the Lord always in front of me, 87
for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken.
2:26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced;
my body 88 also will live in hope,
2:27 because you will not leave my soul in Hades, 89
nor permit your Holy One to experience 90 decay.
2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of joy with your presence.’ 91
2:29 “Brothers, 92 I can speak confidently 93 to you about our forefather 94 David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 2:30 So then, because 95 he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants 96 on his throne, 97 2:31 David by foreseeing this 98 spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, 99 that he was neither abandoned to Hades, 100 nor did his body 101 experience 102 decay. 103 2:32 This Jesus God raised up, and we are all witnesses of it. 104 2:33 So then, exalted 105 to the right hand 106 of God, and having received 107 the promise of the Holy Spirit 108 from the Father, he has poured out 109 what you both see and hear. 2:34 For David did not ascend into heaven, but he himself says,
‘The Lord said to my lord,
“Sit 110 at my right hand
The Response to Peter’s Address
2:37 Now when they heard this, 117 they were acutely distressed 118 and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What should we do, brothers?” 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each one of you be baptized 119 in the name of Jesus Christ 120 for 121 the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 122 2:39 For the promise 123 is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself.” 2:40 With many other words he testified 124 and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse 125 generation!” 2:41 So those who accepted 126 his message 127 were baptized, and that day about three thousand people 128 were added. 129