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  andLet 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 

2:17And 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.

2:21 And then 76  everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ 77 

2:22Men 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 

2:29Brothers, 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

2:35 until I make your enemies a footstool 111  for your feet.”’ 112 

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt 113  that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified 114  both Lord 115  and Christ.” 116 

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 

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