Acts 2:14-40 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 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 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day; 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!
16 but this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 'And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall 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 yea, and on my menservants and my maidservants in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of 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 shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day. 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 it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.' 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know-- 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, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 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 raised him up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 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 For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; 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 was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will dwell in hope. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope,
27 For thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades, nor let thy Holy One see corruption. 27 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy presence.' 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'
29 "Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 29 "Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.
30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne, 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 he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 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 of that we all are witnesses. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which 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 did not ascend into the heavens; but he himself says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, 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 till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet.' 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified." 36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall 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 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall 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 For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him." 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 And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."