The Ingathering

37 Now when they heard this, they were [a]pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “[b]Brethren, [c](A)what shall we 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 off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly (F)testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “[d]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 [e](H)souls. 42 They were (I)continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to (J)the breaking of bread and [f](K)to prayer.

43 [g]Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many (L)wonders and [h]signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed [i]were together and (M)had all things in common; 45 and they (N)began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 (O)Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and (P)breaking bread [j]from house to house, they were taking their [k]meals together with gladness and [l]sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and (Q)having favor with all the people. And the Lord (R)was adding [m]to 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 2:37 Or what are we to do
  4. Acts 2:40 Or Escape
  5. Acts 2:41 I.e. persons
  6. Acts 2:42 Lit the prayers
  7. Acts 2:43 Lit fear was occurring to every soul
  8. Acts 2:43 Or attesting miracles
  9. Acts 2:44 One early ms does not contain were and and
  10. Acts 2:46 Or in the various private homes
  11. Acts 2:46 Lit food
  12. Acts 2:46 Or simplicity
  13. Acts 2:47 Lit together

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