Acts 2:22-47 (New American Standard)

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22 "Men of Israel, listen to these words: 1Jesus the Nazarene, 2a man aattested to you by God with bmiracles and 3wonders and csigns which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know - 23 this Man, delivered over by the 4predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, 5you nailed to a cross by the hands of dgodless men and put Him to death. 24 "eBut 6God raised Him up again, putting an end to the fagony of death, since it 7was impossible for Him to be held gin its power. 25 "For David says of Him, '8I SAW THE LORD ALWAYS IN MY PRESENCE; FOR HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN. 26 'THEREFORE MY HEART WAS GLAD AND MY TONGUE EXULTED; MOREOVER MY FLESH ALSO WILL LIVE IN HOPE; 27 BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO 9HADES, 10NOR hALLOW YOUR iHOLY ONE TO jUNDERGO DECAY. 28 'YOU HAVE MADE KNOWN TO ME THE WAYS OF LIFE; YOU WILL MAKE ME FULL OF GLADNESS WITH YOUR PRESENCE.' 29 "kBrethren , I may confidently say to you regarding the 11patriarch David that he both 12died and 13was buried, and 14his tomb is lwith us to this day. 30 "And so, because he was 15a prophet and knew that 16GOD HAD SWORN TO HIM WITH AN OATH TO SEAT one mOF HIS DESCENDANTS ON HIS THRONE, 31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of nthe Christ, that 17HE WAS NEITHER ABANDONED TO HADES, NOR DID His flesh oSUFFER DECAY. 32 "This Jesus 18God raised up again, to which we are all 19witnesses. 33 "Therefore having been exalted p20to the right hand of God, and 21having received from the Father 22the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has 23poured forth this which you both see and hear. 34 "For it was not David who ascended into qheaven, but he himself says: '24THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, 35 UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET."' 36 "Therefore let all the 25house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both 26Lord and rChrist -this Jesus 27whom you crucified."

The Ingathering

37 Now when they heard this, they were spierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "tBrethren , u28what shall we do?" 38 Peter said to them, "29Repent, and each of you be 30baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 "For 31the promise is for you and your children and for all who are 32far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself." 40 And with many other words he solemnly 33testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "vBe saved from this 34perverse generation!" 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand w35souls. 42 They were 36continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to 37the breaking of bread and x38to prayer. 43 yEveryone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many 39wonders and zsigns were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed aawere together and 40had all things in common; 45 and they 41began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 42Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and 43breaking bread bbfrom house to house, they were taking their ccmeals together with gladness and ddsincerity of heart, 47 praising God and 44having favor with all the people. And the Lord 45was adding eeto their number day by day 46those who were being saved.
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