37 Now when they heard this, they were [a]pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “[b]Brothers, (A)what are we to do?” 38 Peter said to them, “(B)Repent, and each of you be (C)baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For (D)the promise is for you and your children and for all who are (E)far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly (F)testified and kept on urging them, saying, “[c]Be saved from this (G)perverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand [d](H)souls. 42 They were (I)continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to (J)the breaking of bread and (K)to [e]prayer.

43 [f]Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many (L)wonders and [g]signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all the believers [h]were together and (M)had all things in common; 45 and they (N)would sell their property and possessions and share them with all, to the extent that anyone had need. 46 (O)Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and (P)breaking bread [i]from house to house, they were taking their [j]meals together with gladness and [k]sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and (Q)having favor with all the people. And the Lord (R)was adding to [l]their number day by day (S)those who were being saved.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 2:37 Or wounded in conscience
  2. Acts 2:37 Lit Men, brothers
  3. Acts 2:40 Or Escape
  4. Acts 2:41 I.e., persons
  5. Acts 2:42 Lit the prayers
  6. Acts 2:43 Lit fear was occurring to every soul
  7. Acts 2:43 I.e., confirming miracles
  8. Acts 2:44 One early ms does not contain were and and
  9. Acts 2:46 Or in the various private homes
  10. Acts 2:46 Lit food
  11. Acts 2:46 Or simplicity
  12. Acts 2:47 Lit the same