Bible: Acts 2:14-41

Peter’s Address on the Day of Pentecost

2:14 But Peter stood up 1  with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: “You men of Judea 2  and all you who live in Jerusalem, 3  know this 4  and listen carefully to what I say. 2:15 In spite of what you think, these men are not drunk, 5  for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 6  2:16 But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel: 7 

2:17And in the last days 8  it will be,God says,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, 9 

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, 10  both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 11 

2:19 And I will perform wonders in the sky 12  above

and miraculous signs 13  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 14  day of the Lord comes.

2:21 And then 15  everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ 16 

2:22Men of Israel, 17  listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man clearly attested to you by God with powerful deeds, 18  wonders, and miraculous signs 19  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 20  by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles. 21  2:24 But God raised him up, 22  having released 23  him from the pains 24  of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power. 25  2:25 For David says about him,

I saw the Lord always in front of me, 26 

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 27  also will live in hope,

2:27 because you will not leave my soul in Hades, 28 

nor permit your Holy One to experience 29  decay.

2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life;

you will make me full of joy with your presence.’ 30 

2:29Brothers, 31  I can speak confidently 32  to you about our forefather 33  David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 2:30 So then, because 34  he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants 35  on his throne, 36  2:31 David by foreseeing this 37  spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, 38  that he was neither abandoned to Hades, 39  nor did his body 40  experience 41  decay. 42  2:32 This Jesus God raised up, and we are all witnesses of it. 43  2:33 So then, exalted 44  to the right hand 45  of God, and having received 46  the promise of the Holy Spirit 47  from the Father, he has poured out 48  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 49  at my right hand

2:35 until I make your enemies a footstool 50  for your feet.”’ 51 

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt 52  that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified 53  both Lord 54  and Christ.” 55 

The Response to Peter’s Address

2:37 Now when they heard this, 56  they were acutely distressed 57  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 58  in the name of Jesus Christ 59  for 60  the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 61  2:39 For the promise 62  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 63  and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse 64  generation! 2:41 So those who accepted 65  his message 66  were baptized, and that day about three thousand people 67  were added. 68 

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