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Acts 2:14-36 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

14 But Peter stood with the eleven, and raised up his voice [Forsooth Peter standing with the eleven, raised his voice], and spake to them, Ye [men] Jews, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and with ears perceive ye my words [and with ears perceive my words].

15 For not as ye ween [Soothly not as ye deem, or guess], these be drunken, when it is the third hour of the day;

16 but this it is, that was said by the prophet Joel,

17 And it shall be in the last days, the Lord saith, I shall pour out my Spirit on each flesh [I shall pour out my Spirit on all flesh]; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your elders shall dream swevens.

18 And on my servants and on mine handmaidens in those days I shall pour out of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

19 And I shall give great wonders in heaven above, and signs in earth beneath, blood, and fire, and heat of smoke [blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke].

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that the great and the open day of the Lord come [before that the great and open day of the Lord shall come].

21 And it shall be, each man whichever shall call to help the name of the Lord, shall be safe.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear ye these words. Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God before you by works of power, and wonders, and tokens [Ye men of Israel, hear these words. Jesus of Nazareth, a man proved of God in you by virtues, or miracles, and wonders, and tokens], which God did by him in the middle of you, as ye know,

23 ye tormented, and killed him by the hands of wicked men, by counsel determined and betaken by the fore-knowing of God. [him, the counsel determined, or ended, and by the prescience, or before-knowing, of God, betaken by the hands of wicked ye tormenting slew.]

24 Whom God raised, when sorrows of hell were unbound, by that that it was impossible that he were holden of it [after that it was impossible him to be holden of it].

25 For David saith of him, I saw afar the Lord before me evermore, for he is on my right half, that I be not moved.

26 For this thing mine heart joyed, and my tongue made full out joy [and my tongue gladded], and moreover my flesh shall rest in hope.

27 For thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither thou shalt give thine holy to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, thou shalt fill me [thou shalt full-fill me] with mirth with thy face.

29 Brethren [Men brethren], be it leaveful boldly to say to you of the patriarch David, for he is dead and buried, and his sepulchre is among us into this day.

30 Therefore when he was a prophet, and knew, that with a great oath God had sworn to him [that with an oath God had sworn to him], that of the fruit of his loins should one sit on his seat,

31 he seeing afar spake of the resurrection of Christ, for neither he was left in hell, neither his flesh saw corruption.

32 God raised this Jesus, to whom we all be witnesses.

33 Therefore he was enhanced by the right hand of God, and through the promise of the Holy Ghost that he took of the Father, he shedded out this Spirit, that ye see and hear. [Therefore he enhanced by the right hand of God, and by the promise of the Holy Ghost taken of the Father, he shedded out this, that ye see and hear.]

34 For David ascended not into heaven; but he saith, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right half,

35 till I put thine enemies the stool of thy feet.

36 Therefore most certainly know all the house of Israel, that God made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus, whom ye crucified.

Acts 2:14-36 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

14 But Peter stepped forth with the eleven, and lifted up his voice and said to them, Men of Judea, and all ye who inhabit Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and with your ears hear my words. 15 These are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is yet but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 It shall be in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire, and the vapour of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord comes. 21 And it shall be that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words. Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God among you with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves know. 23 Him you have taken by the hands of unrighteous persons, after he was delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, and have crucified and slain. 24 But God has raised him up, and loosed the sorrows of death, because it was impossible that he should be held by it. 25 For David speaks of him: I foresaw God always before me. For he is on my right hand, that I should not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue was glad. Moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope, 27 because you will not leave my soul in hell, nor suffer your Holy One to see corruption. 28 You have shown me the ways of life, and will make me full of joy with your countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David. For he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre remains with us to this day. 30 Therefore, seeing he was a prophet, and knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that the fruit of his loins would sit on his seat, 31 in that Christ would rise again in the flesh, he saw beforehand and spoke of the resurrection of Christ – that his soul would not be left in hell, nor would his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus, God has raised up – whereof we are all witnesses.

33 Since now he is exalted by the right hand of God, and has received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has shed forth that which you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into heaven, but he said: The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand 35 until I make your enemies your footstool. 36 So therefore, let all the house of Israel know most certainly that God has made this same Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.

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Acts 2:14-36 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

14 ¶ But Peter standing with the eleven, [a]lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and ye all that inhabit Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken unto my words.

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, since it is but the [b]third hour of the day.

16 But this is that, which was spoken by the [c]Prophet Joel,

17 [d]And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon [e]all [f]flesh, and your sons, and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on my servants, and on mine handmaids I will pour out of my Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.

19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and the vapors of smoke.

20 The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.

21 [g]And it shall be, that whosoever shall [h]call on the Name of the Lord, shall be saved.

22 [i]Ye men of Israel, hear these words, JESUS of Nazareth, a man [j]approved of God among you with great works, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, I say, being delivered by the determinate counsel, and [k]foreknowledge of God, after you had taken, with wicked [l]hands you have crucified and [m]slain.

24 [n]Whom God hath raised up, and loosed the [o]sorrows of death, because it was impossible that he should be holden of it.

25 For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before me: for he is at my right hand, that I should not be shaken.

26 Therefore did mine heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad, and moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope,

27 Because thou wilt not [p]leave my soul in grave, neither wilt suffer thine Holy one to see corruption.

28 Thou hast [q]showed me the ways of life, and shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, I may boldly speak unto you of the Patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher remaineth with us unto this day.

30 Therefore, seeing he was a Prophet, and knew that God had [r]sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins he would raise up Christ concerning the flesh, to set him upon his throne.

31 He knowing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul should not be left in grave, neither his flesh should see corruption.

32 [s]This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Since then that he by the [t]right hand of God hath been exalted, and hath received of his Father the promise of the holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into heaven, but he saith, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand,

35 Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel know for a surety, that God hath [u]made him both Lord, and Christ, this Jesus, I say, whom ye have crucified.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 2:14 Peter’s boldness is to be marked, wherein the grace of the holy Ghost is to be seen, even straight after the beginning.
  2. Acts 2:15 After the sun rising, which may be about seven or eight of the clock with us.
  3. Acts 2:16 There is nothing that can dissolve questions and doubts, but testimonies taken out of the Prophets: for men’s reasons may be overturned, but God’s voice cannot be overturned.
  4. Acts 2:17 Peter setting the truth of God against the false accusations of men, showeth in himself and in his fellows, that that is fulfilled which Joel spake concerning the full giving of the holy Ghost in the latter days: which grace also is offered to the whole Church, to their certain and undoubted destruction, which do contemn it.
  5. Acts 2:17 All without exception, both upon the Jews and Gentiles.
  6. Acts 2:17 That is, men.
  7. Acts 2:21 The chiefest use of all the gifts of the holy Ghost, is to bring men to salvation by faith.
  8. Acts 2:21 This word, Call on, signifieth in holy Scriptures, an earnest praying and craving for help at God’s hand.
  9. Acts 2:22 Christ being innocent, was by God’s providence crucified of wicked men.
  10. Acts 2:22 Who is by those works which God wrought by him, so manifestly approved and allowed of, that no man can gainsay him.
  11. Acts 2:23 God’s everlasting knowledge going before, which can neither be separated from his determinate counsel, as the Epicureans say, neither yet be the cause of evil: for God in his everlasting and unchangeable counsel, appointed the wicked act of Judas to an excellent end: and God doeth that well which the instruments do ill.
  12. Acts 2:23 God’s counsel doth not excuse the Jews, whose hands were wicked.
  13. Acts 2:23 The fault is said to be theirs, by whose counsel and egging forward it is done.
  14. Acts 2:24 Christ (as David foretold) did not only rise again, but also was in the grave void of all corruption.
  15. Acts 2:24 The dead that was full of sorrow both of body and mind: therefore when death appeared conqueror and victor over those sorrows, Christ is rightly said to have overcome those sorrows of death, when as being dead, he overcame death, to live forever with his Father.
  16. Acts 2:27 Thou wilt not suffer me to remain in grave.
  17. Acts 2:28 Thou hast opened me the way to the true life.
  18. Acts 2:30 Had sworn solemnly.
  19. Acts 2:32 Peter witnesseth that Jesus Christ is the appointed everlasting King, which he proveth manifestly by the gifts of the holy Ghost,and the testimony of David.
  20. Acts 2:33 Might and power of God.
  21. Acts 2:36 Christ is said to be made, because he was advanced to that dignity: and therefore it is not spoken of his nature, but of his state and dignity.
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Acts 2:14-36 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 and I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20 the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 he seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

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