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1 When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
2 Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force - no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
5 There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
6 When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongues being spoken, they were thunderstruck. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
7 They couldn't for the life of them figure out what was going on, and kept saying, "Aren't these all Galileans? 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans?
8 How come we're hearing them talk in our various mother tongues? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language?
9 Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; Visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene; 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome
11 both Jews and proselytes; Even Cretans and Arabs! "They're speaking our languages, describing God's mighty works!" 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"
12 Their heads were spinning; they couldn't make head or tail of any of it. They talked back and forth, confused: "What's going on here?" 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"
13 Others joked, "They're drunk on cheap wine." 13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine. "
14 That's when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: "Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. 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.
15 These people aren't drunk as some of you suspect. They haven't had time to get drunk - it's only nine o'clock in the morning. 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!
16 This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen: 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 every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters; Your young men will see visions, your old men dream dreams. 17 " 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
18 When the time comes, I'll pour out my Spirit On those who serve me, men and women both, and they'll prophesy. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
19 I'll set wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, Blood and fire and billowing smoke, 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 the sun turning black and the moon blood-red, Before the Day of the Lord arrives, the Day tremendous and marvelous; 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And whoever calls out for help to me, God, will be saved." 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
22 "Fellow Israelites, listen carefully to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man thoroughly accredited by God to you - the miracles and wonders and signs that God did through him are common knowledge - 22 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
23 this Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their own hands, and was handed over to you. And you pinned him to a cross and killed him. 23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
24 But God untied the death ropes and raised him up. Death was no match for him. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
25 David said it all: I saw God before me for all time. Nothing can shake me; he's right by my side. 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 I'm glad from the inside out, ecstatic; I've pitched my tent in the land of hope. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
27 I know you'll never dump me in Hades; I'll never even smell the stench of death. 27 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
28 You've got my feet on the life-path, with your face shining sun-joy all around. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'
29 "Dear friends, let me be completely frank with you. Our ancestor David is dead and buried - his tomb is in plain sight today. 29 "Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.
30 But being also a prophet and knowing that God had solemnly sworn that a descendant of his would rule his kingdom, 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.
31 seeing far ahead, he talked of the resurrection of the Messiah - 'no trip to Hades, no stench of death.' 31 Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay.
32 This Jesus, God raised up. And every one of us here is a witness to it. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
33 Then, raised to the heights at the right hand of God and receiving the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he poured out the Spirit he had just received. That is what you see and hear. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
34 For David himself did not ascend to heaven, but he did say, God said to my Master, "Sit at my right hand 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 stool for resting your feet." 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
36 "All Israel, then, know this: There's no longer room for doubt - God made him Master and Messiah, this Jesus whom you killed on a cross." 36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
37 Cut to the quick, those who were there listening asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers! Brothers! So now what do we do?" 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?"
38 Peter said, "Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every 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 The promise is targeted to you and your children, but also to all who are far away - whomever, in fact, our Master God invites." 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call."
40 He went on in this vein for a long time, urging them over and over, "Get out while you can; get out of this sick and stupid culture!" 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."
41 That day about three thousand took him at his word, were baptized and were signed up. 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
42 They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
43 Everyone around was in awe - all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.
45 They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person's need was met. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
46 They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
47 as they praised God. People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved. 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.