Acts 2:22-47 Darby’s Translation

22  Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus the Nazaraean, a man borne witness to by God to you by works of power and wonders and signs, which God wrought by him in your midst, as yourselves know 23  —him, given up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye, by [the] hand of lawless [men], have crucified and slain. 24  Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death, inasmuch as it was not possible that he should be held by its power; 25  for David says as to him, I foresaw the Lord continually before me, because he is at my right hand that I may not be moved. 26  Therefore has my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted; yea more, my flesh also shall dwell in hope, 27  for thou wilt not leave my soul in hades, nor wilt thou give thy gracious one to see corruption. 28  Thou hast made known to me [the] paths of life, thou wilt fill me with joy with thy countenance. 29  Brethren, let it be allowed to speak with freedom to you concerning the patriarch David, that he has both died and been buried, and his monument is amongst us unto this day. 30  Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, of the fruit of his loins to set upon his throne; 31  he, seeing [it] before, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that neither has he been left in hades nor his flesh seen corruption. 32  This Jesus has God raised up, whereof all we are witnesses. 33  Having therefore been exalted by the right hand of God, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which ye behold and hear. 34  For David has not ascended into the heavens, but he says himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit at my right hand 35  until I have put thine enemies [to be] the footstool of thy feet. 36  Let the whole house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him, this Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37  And having heard [it] they were pricked in heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles, What shall we do, brethren? 38  And Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptised, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for remission of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39  For to you is the promise and to your children, and to all who [are] afar off, as many as [the] Lord our God may call. 40  And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation. 41  Those then who had accepted his word were baptised; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.

42  And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers.

Life among the Believers

43  And fear was upon every soul, and many wonders and signs took place through the apostles' means. 44  And all that believed were together, and had all things common, 45  and sold their possessions and substance, and distributed them to all, according as any one might have need. 46  And every day, being constantly in the temple with one accord, and breaking bread in [the] house, they received their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47  praising God, and having favour with all the people; and the Lord added [to the assembly] daily those that were to be saved.


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