Acts 2Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
On Pentecost The Spirit Empowers Them To Speak To The Crowd In Their Native Languages
2 And during the day of Pentecost being fulfilled, they were all together at the same place. 2 And suddenly a noise from heaven like of a violent rushing wind took place, and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And dividing[a] tongues as-if of fire appeared to them. And it sat on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other tongues[b] as the Spirit was giving[c] the uttering[d] to them. 5 Now there were Jews dwelling in Jerusalem, reverent men from every nation under heaven. 6 And this sound having taken place, the crowd came together and was confounded[e] because they were each one hearing them speaking in his own language! 7 And they were astonished, and were marveling, saying “Behold, are not all these ones speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it we are each one hearing in our own language in which we were born?— 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites; and the ones dwelling-in Mesopotamia, and Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 and Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya toward Cyrene; and the Romans residing here; 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs; we are hearing them speaking the great[f] things of God in our own tongues”. 12 And they were all astonished and greatly-perplexed, saying one to another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others, while scoffing[g], were saying that “They have been filled with sweet-new-wine”.
Peter Declares To The Crowd That This Event Is God Pouring Out His Promised Spirit
14 And Peter, having stood with the eleven, raised his voice and declared[h] to them, “Men, Jews, and all the ones dwelling-in Jerusalem: let this be known to you, and pay-attention-to my words. 15 For these ones are not drunk, as you are assuming[i]. For it is the third[j] hour of the day. 16 But this is the thing having been spoken through the prophet Joel [in Joel 2:28-32]: 17 ‘And it shall be in the last days, God says, that I will pour-out from[k] My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your older men will dream with dreams. 18 And[l] indeed upon My male-slaves and upon My female-slaves I will pour-out from My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 And I will give wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth below— blood, and fire and a vapor of smoke. 20 The sun will be changed into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious[m] day of the Lord comes. 21 And it shall be that everyone who calls-upon the name of the Lord will be saved’.
Listen Everyone: You Killed Jesus The Nazarene, But God Raised Him From The Dead
22 “Men, Israelites, listen-to these words: As to Jesus the Nazarene, a man having been attested by God to you with[n] miracles and wonders and signs which God did through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this One, given-over[o] by the determined[p] purpose[q] and foreknowledge of God, you killed, having fastened[r] Him to a cross by the hand of Lawless ones, 24 Whom God raised-up, having put-an-end-to[s] the pains[t] of death, because it was not possible that He be held-on-to by it.
David Predicted This. And Jesus Poured Out What You Both See And Hear
25 “For David says with reference to Him [in Ps 16:8-11], ‘I was seeing the Lord in my presence continually, because He is on my right side so that I may not be shaken. 26 For this reason my heart was cheered and my tongue rejoiced-greatly. And furthermore, my flesh will also dwell in hope, 27 because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor give[u] Your holy One to see[v] decay. 28 You made the ways of life known to me. You will make me full of gladness with Your presence’. 29 Men, brothers, it is proper to say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both came-to-an-end[w] and was buried. And his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God swore to him with an oath to seat One from the fruit of his loins upon his throne, 31 having foreseen it, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ— that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh see decay. 32 God raised up this Jesus, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He poured-out this which you are both seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not go up into the heavens, but he himself says [in Ps 110:1], ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Be sitting on My right side 35 until I put Your enemies as a footstool of Your feet”’.
Therefore, Let All Israel Know That God Made Jesus Both Lord And Messiah
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know with-certainty that God made Him both Lord and Christ— this Jesus Whom you crucified”.
Peter Urges The Crowd To Repent And Be Baptized. About 3,000 Respond
37 And having heard it, they were pierced in the heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Men, brothers, what should we do?” 38 And Peter says to them, “Repent, and let each of you be baptized on-the-basis-of [x] the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you, and for your children, and for all the ones far-away— all-whom the Lord our God will call-to Himself ”. 40 And he solemnly-testified with many other words, and was exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this crooked generation”. 41 So indeed, the ones having welcomed[y] his word were baptized. And about three-thousand souls were added on that day.
Life In The First Church: The Apostles Teach and Do Miracles, Believers Learn And Love
42 Now they were devoting-themselves[z] to the teaching of the apostles and to fellowship, to the breaking[aa] of the bread and to prayers. 43 And awe was taking place in every soul. And many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all the ones believing were at the same[ab] place, and were having all things common. 45 And they were selling properties and possessions, and distributing them to all— as anyone was having a need. 46 And while continuing daily with-one-accord in the temple and breaking bread[ac] house by house, they were sharing-in food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 while praising God and having favor with the whole people. And the Lord was adding the ones being saved daily at-the-same-place.
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