Acts 2:1-21 New American Standard Bible

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

2 1  When the day of Pentecost had come , they were all together in one place. 2  And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind , and it filled the whole house where they were sitting . 3  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues , as the Spirit was giving them utterance .

5  Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem , devout men from every nation under heaven . 6  And when this sound occurred , the crowd came together , and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language . 7  They were amazed and astonished , saying , "Why , are not all these who are speaking Galileans ? 8  "And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born ? 9  "Parthians and Medes and Elamites , and residents of Mesopotamia , Judea and Cappadocia , Pontus and Asia , 10  Phrygia and Pamphylia , Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene , and visitors from Rome , both Jews and proselytes , 11  Cretans and Arabs -we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God ." 12  And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity , saying to one another , "What does this mean e ?" 13  But others were mocking and saying , " They are full of sweet wine ."

Peter's Address at Pentecost

14  But Peter , taking his stand with the eleven , raised his voice and declared to them: "Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem , let this be known to you and give heed to my words . 15  "For these men are not drunk , as you suppose , for it is only the third hour of the day ; 16  but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel : 17  ' AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS ,' God says , 'THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND ; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY , AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS , AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS ; 18  EVEN ON MY BONDSLAVES , BOTH MEN AND WOMEN , I WILL IN THOSE DAYS POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT And they shall prophesy . 19  'AND I WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW , BLOOD , AND FIRE , AND VAPOR OF SMOKE . 20  'THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD , BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE Lord SHALL COME . 21  'AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE Lord WILL BE SAVED .'

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