1 When the day of Pentecost came, all of them were together in one place.
2 Suddenly, a sound like the roaring of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them that ability.
5 Now devout Jews from every nation under heaven were living in Jerusalem.
6 When that sound came, the crowd rushed together and was startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language.
7 Stunned and amazed, they asked, “All of these people who are speaking are Galileans, aren't they?
8 So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language?
9 We are Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia,
10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, and visitors from Rome.
11 We are Jews, proselytes, Cretans, and Arabs. Yet we hear them telling in our own tongues the great deeds of God!”
12 All of them continued to be stunned and puzzled, and they kept asking one another, “What can this mean?”
13 But others kept saying in derision, “They're full of sweet wine!”
14 Then Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them, “Men of Judea and everyone living in Jerusalem! You must understand something, so pay close attention to my words.
15 These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it's only nine o'clock in the morning.
16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 ‘In the last days, God says,I will pour out my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy,your young men will see visions,and your old men will dream dreams.
18 In those days I will even pour out my Spiriton my slaves, men and women alike,and they will prophesy.
19 I will work wonders in the sky aboveand signs on the earth below:blood, fire, and clouds of smoke.
20 The sun will turn to darkness,and the moon to blood,before the coming of the great and glorious Day of the Lord.
21 Then whoever calls on the name of the Lordwill be saved.’
22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to these words! Jesus from Nazareth was a man accredited to you by God through miracles, wonders, and signs that God performed through him among you, as you yourselves know.
23 This very man, after he was arrested according to the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
24 But God raised him up and destroyed the pains of death, since it was impossible for him to be held in its power.
25 For David says about him, ‘I always see the Lord in front of me,for he is at my right handso that I cannot be shaken.
26 That is why my heart is gladand my tongue rejoices,yes, even my body still rests securely in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hadesor allow your Holy One to experience decay.
28 You have made the ways of life known to me,and you will fill me with gladness in your presence.’
29 “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and that his tomb is among us to this day.
30 Therefore, since he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him with an oath to put one of his descendants on his throne,
31 he looked ahead and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ: ‘He was not abandoned to Hades,and his flesh did not experience decay.’
32 It was this very Jesus whom God raised, and of that we are all witnesses.
33 He has been exalted to the right hand of God, has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, and has poured out what you are seeing and hearing.
34 For David did not go up to heaven, but he said, ‘The Lord said to my Lord,“Sit at my right hand,
35 until I make your enemies your footstool.”’
36 Therefore, let the entire house of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ!”
37 When they heard this, they were pierced to the heart. They asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”
38 Peter answered them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift.
39 For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are far away, whom the Lord our God may call to himself.”
40 With many more words he continued to testify and to plead with them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!”
41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 persons were added to them.
42 They continually devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.
43 A sense of fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.
44 All the believers were together, and they shared everything with one another.
45 They made it their practice to sell their possessions and goods and to distribute the proceeds to anyone who was in need.
46 They had a single purpose and went to the temple every day. They ate at each other's homes and shared their food with glad and humble hearts.
47 They kept praising God and enjoying the good will of all the people. And every day the Lord was adding to them people who were being saved.