21 After this 1 Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Now this is how he did so. 3 2 Simon Peter, Thomas 4 (called Didymus), 5 Nathanael 6 (who was from Cana 7 in Galilee), the sons 8 of Zebedee, 9 and two other disciples 10 of his were together. 3 Simon Peter told them, “I am going fishing.” “We will go with you,” they replied. 11 They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4 When it was already very early morning, Jesus stood on the beach, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 So Jesus said to them, “Children, you don’t have any fish, 12 do you?” 13 They replied, 14 “No.” 6 He told them, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” 15 So they threw the net, 16 and were not able to pull it in because of the large number of fish.
7 Then the disciple whom 17 Jesus loved 18 said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it), 19 and plunged 20 into the sea. 8 Meanwhile the other disciples came with the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from land, only about a hundred yards. 21
9 When they got out on the beach, 22 they saw a charcoal fire ready 23 with a fish placed on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said, 24 “Bring some of the fish you have just now caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and pulled the net to shore. It was 25 full of large fish, one hundred fifty-three, 26 but although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 “Come, have breakfast,” Jesus said. 27 But none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
15 Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, 28 do you love me more than these do?” 29 He replied, 30 “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” 31 Jesus 32 told him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Jesus 33 said 34 a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He replied, 35 “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus 36 told him, “Shepherd my sheep.” 17 Jesus 37 said 38 a third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed 39 that Jesus 40 asked 41 him a third time, “Do you love me?” and said, 42 “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus 43 replied, 44 “Feed my sheep. 18 I tell you the solemn truth, 45 when you were young, you tied your clothes around you 46 and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie you up 47 and bring you where you do not want to go.” 19 (Now Jesus 48 said this to indicate clearly by what kind of death Peter 49 was going to glorify God.) 50 After he said this, Jesus told Peter, 51 “Follow me.”
20 Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. 52 (This was the disciple 53 who had leaned back against Jesus’ 54 chest at the meal and asked, 55 “Lord, who is the one who is going to betray you?”) 56 21 So when Peter saw him, 57 he asked Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” 22 Jesus replied, 58 “If I want him to live 59 until I come back, 60 what concern is that of yours? You follow me!” 23 So the saying circulated 61 among the brothers and sisters 62 that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live 63 until I come back, 64 what concern is that of yours?”
24 This is the disciple who testifies about these things and has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true. 25 There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of them were written down, 65 I suppose the whole world 66 would not have room for the books that would be written. 67
1 I wrote 1 the former 2 account, 3 Theophilus, 4 about all that Jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, 5 after he had given orders 6 by 7 the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 To the same apostles 8 also, after his suffering, 9 he presented himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period 10 and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God. 4 While he was with them, 11 he declared, 12 “Do not leave Jerusalem, 13 but wait there 14 for what my 15 Father promised, 16 which you heard about from me. 17 5 For 18 John baptized with water, but you 19 will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
6 So when they had gathered together, they began to ask him, 20 “Lord, is this the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He told them, “You are not permitted to know 21 the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts 22 of the earth.” 9 After 23 he had said this, while they were watching, he was lifted up and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 As 24 they were still staring into the sky while he was going, suddenly 25 two men in white clothing stood near them 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here 26 looking up into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven 27 will come back in the same way you saw him go into heaven.”
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem 28 from the mountain 29 called the Mount of Olives 30 (which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey 31 away). 13 When 32 they had entered Jerusalem, 33 they went to the upstairs room where they were staying. Peter 34 and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James were there. 35 14 All these continued together in prayer with one mind, together with the women, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 36 15 In those days 37 Peter stood up among the believers 38 (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty people) and said, 16 “Brothers, 39 the scripture had to be fulfilled that the Holy Spirit foretold through 40 David concerning Judas – who became the guide for those who arrested Jesus – 17 for he was counted as one of us and received a share in this ministry.” 41 18 (Now this man Judas 42 acquired a field with the reward of his unjust deed, 43 and falling headfirst 44 he burst open in the middle and all his intestines 45 gushed out. 19 This 46 became known to all who lived in Jerusalem, so that in their own language 47 they called that field 48 Hakeldama, that is, “Field of Blood.”) 20 “For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his house become deserted, 49 and let there be no one to live in it,’ 50 and ‘Let another take his position of responsibility.’ 51 21 Thus one of the men 52 who have accompanied us during all the time the Lord Jesus associated with 53 us, 22 beginning from his baptism by John until the day he 54 was taken up from us – one of these must become a witness of his resurrection together with us.” 23 So they 55 proposed two candidates: 56 Joseph called Barsabbas (also called Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, 57 “Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen 25 to assume the task 58 of this service 59 and apostleship from which Judas turned aside 60 to go to his own place.” 61 26 Then 62 they cast lots for them, and the one chosen was Matthias; 63 so he was counted with the eleven apostles. 64
2 Now 1 when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly 2 a sound 3 like a violent wind blowing 4 came from heaven 5 and filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues spreading out like a fire 6 appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. 4 All 7 of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages 8 as the Spirit enabled them. 9
5 Now there were devout Jews 10 from every nation under heaven residing in Jerusalem. 11 6 When this sound 12 occurred, a crowd gathered and was in confusion, 13 because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 Completely baffled, they said, 14 “Aren’t 15 all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that each one of us hears them 16 in our own native language? 17 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and the province of Asia, 18 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene, 19 and visitors from Rome, 20 11 both Jews and proselytes, 21 Cretans and Arabs – we hear them speaking in our own languages about the great deeds God has done!” 22 12 All were astounded and greatly confused, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others jeered at the speakers, 23 saying, “They are drunk on new wine!” 24
14 But Peter stood up 25 with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: “You men of Judea 26 and all you who live in Jerusalem, 27 know this 28 and listen carefully to what I say. 15 In spite of what you think, these men are not drunk, 29 for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 30 16 But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel: 31
17 ‘And in the last days 32 it will be,’ God says,
‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, 33
and your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
and your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, 34 both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 35
19 And I will perform wonders in the sky 36 above
and miraculous signs 37 on the earth below,
blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
20 The sun will be changed to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and glorious 38 day of the Lord comes.
21 And then 39 everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ 40
22 “Men of Israel, 41 listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man clearly attested to you by God with powerful deeds, 42 wonders, and miraculous signs 43 that God performed among you through him, just as you yourselves know – 23 this man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed 44 by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles. 45 24 But God raised him up, 46 having released 47 him from the pains 48 of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power. 49 25 For David says about him,
‘I saw the Lord always in front of me, 50
for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced;
my body 51 also will live in hope,
27 because you will not leave my soul in Hades, 52
nor permit your Holy One to experience 53 decay.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of joy with your presence.’ 54
29 “Brothers, 55 I can speak confidently 56 to you about our forefather 57 David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 So then, because 58 he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants 59 on his throne, 60 31 David by foreseeing this 61 spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, 62 that he was neither abandoned to Hades, 63 nor did his body 64 experience 65 decay. 66 32 This Jesus God raised up, and we are all witnesses of it. 67 33 So then, exalted 68 to the right hand 69 of God, and having received 70 the promise of the Holy Spirit 71 from the Father, he has poured out 72 what you both see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into heaven, but he himself says,
‘The Lord said to my lord,
“Sit 73 at my right hand
35 until I make your enemies a footstool 74 for your feet.”’ 75
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt 76 that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified 77 both Lord 78 and Christ.” 79
37 Now when they heard this, 80 they were acutely distressed 81 and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What should we do, brothers?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each one of you be baptized 82 in the name of Jesus Christ 83 for 84 the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 85 39 For the promise 86 is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself.” 40 With many other words he testified 87 and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse 88 generation!” 41 So those who accepted 89 his message 90 were baptized, and that day about three thousand people 91 were added. 92
42 They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, 93 to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 94 43 Reverential awe 95 came over everyone, 96 and many wonders and miraculous signs 97 came about by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and held 98 everything in common, 45 and they began selling 99 their property 100 and possessions and distributing the proceeds 101 to everyone, as anyone had need. 46 Every day 102 they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, 103 breaking bread from 104 house to house, sharing their food with glad 105 and humble hearts, 106 47 praising God and having the good will 107 of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day 108 those who were being saved.