1THE
ACTS
OF THE APOSTLES
WRITTEN BY
2LUKE
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Acts 2 ©

1 The Holy Ghost is poured out upon the apostles with visible signs on the day of Pentecost. 4 Who, being filled with His gifts, speak the great deeds of God in all manner of tongues. 5 About which trouble arises in Jerusalem among all manner of nations, so that some marvel and others scoff thereat. 14 Peter confutes the mockers and shows that this came to pass according to the prediction of the prophet Joel. 22 Proves out of the Psalms of David that Jesus, Whom they had crucified, was risen from the dead, seated at the right hand of God, and from where had poured out these gifts. 36 And that for this cause He was the promised Messiah. 37 Whereby the hearers are stricken, and are exhorted by Peter to repent, and 3000 of them are baptized. 42 Who persevere in the doctrine of the apostles, exercising in the worship of God and love, having their goods in common. 47 And the church increases daily.

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AND when the day ofa1Pentecost was 2fully come, 3they were all with one accordb4in one place.

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And 5suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a 6rushing mighty 7wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

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And there appeared 8unto them 9cloven tongues like as 10of fire, and 11it sat upon 12each of them.

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Andc they were all filled 13with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak withd14other 15tongues, as 16the Spirit gave them 17utterance.

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And there were 18dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, 19out of every nation under heaven.

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Now when 20this was noisede abroad, the multitude came together, and were 21confounded, because that every man heard them speak 22in his own language.

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And they 23were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak 24Galilæans?

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And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

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Parthians, and Medes, and 25Elamites, and the dwellers in 26Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and 27Asia,

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Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about 28Cyrene, and 29strangers of Rome, 30Jews and 31proselytes,

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32Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our 33tongues 34the wonderful works of God.

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And they were all amazed, and were in 35doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

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36Others mocking said, These men are full of 37new wine.

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¶But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

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For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but 38the third hour of the day.

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But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

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Andf it shall come to pass 39in the last days, saith God, I will pourg out of my Spirit upon 40all flesh: and your sons and yourh daughters shall 41prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

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And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

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And I will shew 42wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

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The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable 43day of the Lord come:

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Andi it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall 44call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man 45approved of God 46among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

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Him, being delivered byj the 47determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, yek have taken, and 48by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

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Whoml God hath raised up, having loosed 49the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

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For David speaketh concerning him, 50Im foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

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Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall 51rest 52in hope:

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Because thou wilt not leave 53my soul in 54hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine 55Holy One 56to see corruption.

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Thou hast 57made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

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Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of 58the patriarch David, thatn he is both dead and buried, and 59his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

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Therefore being a prophet, and knowing thato God had sworn with an oath to him, that 60of the fruit of his loins, according to 61the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his 62throne;

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He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, thatp his 63soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

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This Jesus hath God 64raised up, whereofq we all are witnesses.

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Therefore being 65byr the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father thes66promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shedt forth 67this, which ye now see and hear.

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For David is 68not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, Theu LORD said unto my Lord, 69Sit thou on my right hand,

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Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

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Therefore let all the 70house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath 71made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both 72Lord and 73Christ.

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¶Nowv when they heard this, they were 74pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, whatw shall we 75do?

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Then Peter said unto them, 76Repent, and be baptized every one of you 77in the name of Jesus Christ 78for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive 79the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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For 80the promise is unto you, and 81to your children,x and to all thaty are 82afar off, even as many as the Lord our God 83shall call.

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And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, 84Save yourselves from this 85untoward generation.

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¶Then they that 86gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand 87souls.

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And they continued 88stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and 89fellowship, and 90in breaking of bread, and in 91prayers.

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And fear came upon every 92soul: and manyz wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

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Andaa all that believed 93were together, and had all things 94common;

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And sold their 95possessions and goods, andab parted them to all men, as every man had need.

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And they, continuing daily with one accordac in the temple, and 96breaking bread 97from house to house, 98did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

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Praising God, and having 99favour with all the people. Andad the Lord 100added to the church daily 101such as should be saved.