Acts 2:14-40 NIV

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.

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      15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!1

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      16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
      17 " 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.2 Your sons and daughters will prophesy,3 your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

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      18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.4

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      19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below,5 blood and fire and billows of smoke.

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      20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood6 before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

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      21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord 7 will be saved.'a8

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      22 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth9 was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs,10 which God did among you through him,11 as you yourselves know.

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      23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge;12 and you, with the help of wicked men,b put him to death by nailing him to the cross.13

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        • d 2:23 - Or "of those not having the law" (that is, Gentiles)
          24 But God raised him from the dead,14 freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.15

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          25 David said about him: " 'I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
          26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
          27 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.16

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          28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'c17

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            • e 2:28 - Psalm 16:8-11
              29 "Brothers,18 I can tell you confidently that the patriarch19 David died and was buried,20 and his tomb is here21 to this day.

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              30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.22

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              31 Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ,d that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay.23

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                • f 2:31 - Or "Messiah." "The Christ" (Greek) and "the Messiah" (Hebrew) both mean "the Anointed One"; also in verse 36.
                  32 God has raised this Jesus to life,24 and we are all witnesses25 of the fact.

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                      33 Exalted26 to the right hand of God,27 he has received from the Father28 the promised Holy Spirit29 and has poured out30 what you now see and hear.

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                      34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand
                      35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 'e31

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                      36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord 32 and Christ."33

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                      37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"34

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                      38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized,35 every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.36 And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.37

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                      39 The promise is for you and your children38 and for all who are far off39--for all whom the Lord our God will call."

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                      40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."40

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