Acts 2:1-13

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.
7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?
8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?
9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b]
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome
11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”
12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

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Acts 2:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
ESV
1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.
NLT
1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place.
MSG
1 When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
CSB
1 When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place.

Acts 2:1-13 In-Context

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.
7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?
8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?
9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome
11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”
12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
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 are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!
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 all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

Cross References 15

  • 1. Leviticus 23:15,16; Acts 20:16; 1 Corinthians 16:8
  • 2. Acts 1:14
  • 3. Acts 4:31
  • 4. S Luke 1:15
  • 5. S Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:10
  • 6. Luke 2:25; Acts 8:2
  • 7. ver 12
  • 8. Acts 1:11
  • 9. 1 Peter 1:1
  • 10. Acts 18:2; 1 Peter 1:1
  • 11. Acts 16:6; Acts 19:10; Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; 2 Corinthians 1:8; Revelation 1:4
  • 12. Acts 16:6; Acts 18:23
  • 13. Acts 13:13; Acts 14:24; Acts 15:38
  • 14. S Matthew 27:32
  • 15. 1 Corinthians 14:23; Ephesians 5:18

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "languages" ; also in verse 11
  • [b]. That is, the Roman province by that name
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