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Acts 2:14-36 (Lexham English Bible)

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Peter’s Sermon on the Day of Pentecost

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them, "Judean men, and all those who live [in] Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and pay attention to my words! 15 For these [men] are not drunk, as you assume, because it is the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 'And it will be in the last days,' God says, 'I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18 And even on my male slaves and on my female slaves I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 And I will cause wonders in the heavena above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun will be changed to darkness and the moon to blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes. 21 And it will be [that] everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.'b 22 "Israelite men, listen to these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, just as [you] yourselves know-- 23 this man, delivered up by the determined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed [by]c nailing to [a cross]d through the hand of lawless men. 24 God raised {him}e up, having brought to an end the pains of death, because it was not possible [for] him to be held by it. 25 For David says with reference to him, 'I saw the Lord before me {continually}, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken. 26 For this [reason] my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced greatly, furthermore also my flesh will live in hope, 27 because you will not abandon my soul in Hades, nor will you permit your Holy One to experience decay. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with gladness with your presence.'f 29 "Men [and] brothers, it is possible to speak with confidence to you about the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us until this day. 30 Therefore, [because he]g was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat {one of his descendants}h on his throne, 31 [by]i having foreseen [this],j he spoke about the resurrection of the Christ,k that neither was he abandoned in Hades nor did his flesh experience decay. 32 This Jesus God raised up, of whichl we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of God and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he has poured out this that you see and hear.m 34 For David did not ascend into heaven, but he himself says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 'n 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt, that God has made him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified!"
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