Chapter 2

The Spirit is poured out on the day of Pentecost—Peter testifies of Jesus’ resurrection—He tells how to gain salvation and speaks of the gift of the Holy Ghost—Many believe and are baptized.

 And when the day of aPentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty awind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

 And there appeared unto them acloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

 And they were all filled with the aHoly Ghost, and began to speak with other btongues, as the cSpirit gave them utterance.

 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own alanguage.

 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans?

 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and aproselytes,

 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our atongues the wonderful works of God.

 12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

 13 Others amocking said, These men are full of new wine.

 14 ¶But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet aJoel;

 17 And it shall come to pass in the alast days, saith God, I will bpour out of my cSpirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall dprophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall edream dreams:

 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall aprophesy:

 19 And I will shew awonders in heaven above, and bsigns in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

 20 The sun shall be turned into adarkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and bnotable cday of the Lord come:

 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be asaved.

 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man aapproved of God among you by bmiracles and wonders and signs, which cGod did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

 23 Him, being delivered by the adeterminate counsel and bforeknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have ccrucified and slain:

 24 Whom God hath araised up, having loosed the bpains of cdeath: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the aLord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in ahell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see bcorruption.

 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

 29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the apatriarch David, that he is both dead and bburied, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an aoath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up bChrist to sit on his throne;

 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

 32 This Jesus hath God araised up, whereof we all are bwitnesses.

 33 Therefore being aby the bright hand of God cexalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath dshed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

 34 For aDavid is not bascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my cLord, Sit thou on my right hand,

 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have acrucified, both bLord and Christ.

 37 ¶Now when they heard this, they were apricked in their bheart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, cwhat shall we do?

 38 Then Peter asaid unto them, bRepent, and be cbaptized every one of you in the dname of Jesus Christ for the eremission of sins, and ye shall receive the fgift of the gHoly Ghost.

 39 For the apromise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are bafar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, aSave yourselves from this buntoward generation.

 41 ¶Then they that gladly areceived his bword were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about cthree thousand souls.

 42 And they continued asteadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and bfellowship, and in breaking of cbread, and in prayers.

 43 And afear came upon every soul: and many wonders and bsigns were done by the apostles.

 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things acommon;

 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had aneed.

 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the atemple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and bsingleness of heart,

 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord aadded to the bchurch daily such as should be saved.