11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own [a]tongues of the mighty deeds of God.” 12 And (A)they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others were jeering and saying, “(B)They are full of [b]sweet wine!”

Peter’s Sermon

14 But Peter, taking his stand with (C)the other eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, [c]know this, and pay attention to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you assume, (D)since it is only the [d]third hour of the day; 16 but this is what has been spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 (E)And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
That I will pour out My Spirit on all [e]mankind;
And your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
And your young men will see visions,
And your old men will [f]have dreams;
18 And even on My male and female [g]servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days,
And they will prophesy.
19 And I will [h]display wonders in the sky above
And signs on the earth below,
Blood, fire, and [i]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 comes.
21 And it shall be that (F)everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: (G)Jesus the Nazarene, (H)a Man [j]attested to you by God with [k]miracles and (I)wonders and [l]signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the (J)predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, (K)you nailed to a cross by the hands of [m]godless men and put Him to death. 24 [n]But (L)God raised Him from the dead, putting an end to the [o]agony of death, since it (M)was impossible for Him to be held [p]in its power. 25 For David says of Him,

(N)I saw the Lord continually before me,
Because He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue was overjoyed;
Moreover my flesh also will live in hope;
27 For You will not abandon my soul to (O)Hades,
(P)Nor will You [q]allow Your [r]Holy One to [s]undergo decay.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of gladness with Your presence.’

29 [t]Brothers, I may confidently say to you regarding the (Q)patriarch David that he both (R)died and (S)was buried, and (T)his tomb is [u]with us to this day. 30 So because he was (U)a prophet and knew that (V)God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one [v]of his descendants on his throne, 31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the [w]Christ, that (W)He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh [x]suffer decay. 32 It is this Jesus whom (X)God raised up, [y]a fact to which we are all (Y)witnesses. 33 Therefore, [z]since He has been exalted [aa](Z)at the right hand of God, and (AA)has received (AB)the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He has (AC)poured out this which you both see and hear. 34 For it was not David who ascended into [ab]heaven, but he himself says:

(AD)The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at My right hand,
35 Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’

36 Therefore let all the (AE)house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both (AF)Lord and [ac]Christ—this Jesus (AG)whom you crucified.”

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  1. Acts 2:11 Or languages
  2. Acts 2:13 I.e., new wine
  3. Acts 2:14 Lit let this be known to you
  4. Acts 2:15 I.e., 9 a.m.
  5. Acts 2:17 Lit flesh
  6. Acts 2:17 Lit dream with dreams
  7. Acts 2:18 Or slaves
  8. Acts 2:19 Lit give
  9. Acts 2:19 I.e., like a volcanic eruption
  10. Acts 2:22 Or exhibited; or accredited
  11. Acts 2:22 Or works of power
  12. Acts 2:22 I.e., confirming miracles
  13. Acts 2:23 Lit men without the Law; i.e., pagan
  14. Acts 2:24 Lit Whom God raised up
  15. Acts 2:24 Lit birth pains
  16. Acts 2:24 Lit by it
  17. Acts 2:27 Lit give
  18. Acts 2:27 Or Devout; or Pious
  19. Acts 2:27 Lit see corruption
  20. Acts 2:29 Lit Men, brothers
  21. Acts 2:29 Lit among
  22. Acts 2:30 Lit of the fruit of his loins
  23. Acts 2:31 I.e., Messiah
  24. Acts 2:31 Lit see corruption
  25. Acts 2:32 Or of whom we
  26. Acts 2:33 Or having been...having received
  27. Acts 2:33 Or by
  28. Acts 2:34 Lit the heavens
  29. Acts 2:36 I.e., Messiah

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