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Acts 2:37-47 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Response to Peter’s Sermon

37 Now [when they]a heard [this],b they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "What should we do, men [and] brothers?" 38 And Peter [said]c to them, "Repent and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all those [who are] far away, as many as the Lord our God calls to himself." 40 And with many other words he solemnly urged and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this crooked generation!" 41 So those who accepted his message were baptized, and on that day about three thousand souls were added.

The Fellowship of the First Believers

42 And they were devoting themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayers. 43 And fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were being performed by the apostles. 44 And all who believed were in the same [place], and had everything in common. 45 And they began sellingd [their]e possessions and property, and distributing these [things] to all, to the degree that anyone had need. 46 And every day, devoting themselves [to meeting]f with one purpose in the temple [courts]g and breaking bread from house [to house], they were eating [their] food with joy and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding every day to the total [of] those who were being saved.
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