Acts 2:22-47 American Standard Version

22  Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know; 23  him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay: 24  whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25  For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26  Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; Moreover my flesh also shall dwell in hope: 27  Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto Hades, Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption. 28  Thou madest known unto me the ways of life; Thou shalt make me full of gladness with thy countenance. 29  Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. 30  Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins he would set [one] upon his throne; 31  he foreseeing [this] spake of the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he left unto Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32  This Jesus did God raise up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33  Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear. 34  For David ascended not into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35  Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 36  Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.

37  Now when they heard [this,] they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do? 38  And Peter [said] unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39  For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him. 40  And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation. 41  They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added [unto them] in that day about three thousand souls.

42  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Life among the Believers

43  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44  And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45  and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need. 46  And day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, 47  praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.

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