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.
3 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time 1 for prayer, 2 at three o’clock in the afternoon. 3 2 And a man lame 4 from birth 5 was being carried up, who was placed at the temple gate called “the Beautiful Gate” every day 6 so he could beg for money 7 from those going into the temple courts. 8 3 When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple courts, 9 he asked them for money. 10 4 Peter looked directly 11 at him (as did John) and said, “Look at us!” 5 So the lame man 12 paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, 13 but what I do have I give you. In the name 14 of Jesus Christ 15 the Nazarene, stand up and 16 walk!” 7 Then 17 Peter 18 took hold 19 of him by the right hand and raised him up, and at once the man’s 20 feet and ankles were made strong. 21 8 He 22 jumped up, 23 stood and began walking around, and he entered the temple courts 24 with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 9 All 25 the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and they recognized him as the man who used to sit and ask for donations 26 at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with astonishment and amazement 27 at what had happened to him.
11 While the man 28 was hanging on to Peter and John, all the people, completely astounded, ran together to them in the covered walkway 29 called Solomon’s Portico. 30 12 When Peter saw this, he declared to the people, “Men of Israel, 31 why are you amazed at this? Why 32 do you stare at us as if we had made this man 33 walk by our own power or piety? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 34 the God of our forefathers, 35 has glorified 36 his servant 37 Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected 38 in the presence of Pilate after he had decided 39 to release him. 14 But you rejected 40 the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed 41 the Originator 42 of life, whom God raised 43 from the dead. To this fact we are witnesses! 44 16 And on the basis of faith in Jesus’ 45 name, 46 his very name has made this man – whom you see and know – strong. The 47 faith that is through Jesus 48 has given him this complete health in the presence 49 of you all. 17 And now, brothers, I know you acted in ignorance, 50 as your rulers did too. 18 But the things God foretold 51 long ago through 52 all the prophets – that his Christ 53 would suffer – he has fulfilled in this way. 19 Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out, 20 so that times of refreshing 54 may come from the presence of the Lord, 55 and so that he may send the Messiah 56 appointed 57 for you – that is, Jesus. 21 This one 58 heaven must 59 receive until the time all things are restored, 60 which God declared 61 from times long ago 62 through his holy prophets. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey 63 him in everything he tells you. 64 23 Every person 65 who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed 66 from the people.’ 67 24 And all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced 68 these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, 69 saying to Abraham, ‘And in your descendants 70 all the nations 71 of the earth will be blessed.’ 72 26 God raised up 73 his servant and sent him first to you, to bless you by turning 74 each one of you from your iniquities.” 75
4 While Peter and John 1 were speaking to the people, the priests and the commander 2 of the temple guard 3 and the Sadducees 4 came up 5 to them, 2 angry 6 because they were teaching the people and announcing 7 in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 So 8 they seized 9 them and put them in jail 10 until the next day (for it was already evening). 4 But many of those who had listened to 11 the message 12 believed, and the number of the men 13 came to about five thousand.
5 On the next day, 14 their rulers, elders, and experts in the law 15 came together 16 in Jerusalem. 17 6 Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and others who were members of the high priest’s family. 18 7 After 19 making Peter and John 20 stand in their midst, they began to inquire, “By what power or by what name 21 did you do this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, 22 replied, 23 “Rulers of the people and elders, 24 9 if 25 we are being examined 26 today for a good deed 27 done to a sick man – by what means this man was healed 28 – 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ 29 the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy. 11 This Jesus 30 is the stone that was rejected by you, 31 the builders, that has become the cornerstone. 32 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people 33 by which we must 34 be saved.”
13 When they saw the boldness 35 of Peter and John, and discovered 36 that they were uneducated 37 and ordinary 38 men, they were amazed and recognized these men had been with Jesus. 14 And because they saw the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say against this. 39 15 But when they had ordered them to go outside the council, 40 they began to confer with one another, 16 saying, “What should we do with these men? For it is plain 41 to all who live in Jerusalem that a notable miraculous sign 42 has come about through them, 43 and we cannot deny it. 17 But to keep this matter from spreading any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more 44 to anyone in this name.” 18 And they called them in and ordered 45 them not to speak or teach at all in the name 46 of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, 47 “Whether it is right before God to obey 48 you rather than God, you decide, 20 for it is impossible 49 for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” 21 After threatening them further, they released them, for they could not find how to punish them on account of the people, because they were all praising 50 God for what had happened. 22 For the man, on whom this miraculous sign 51 of healing had been performed, 52 was over forty years old.
23 When they were released, Peter and John 53 went to their fellow believers 54 and reported everything the high priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices to God with one mind 55 and said, “Master of all, 56 you who made the heaven, the earth, 57 the sea, and everything that is in them, 25 who said by the Holy Spirit through 58 your servant David our forefather, 59
‘Why do the nations 60 rage, 61
and the peoples plot foolish 62 things?
26 The kings of the earth stood together, 63
and the rulers assembled together,
against the Lord and against his 64 Christ.’ 65
27 “For indeed both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, assembled together in this city against 66 your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, 67 28 to do as much as your power 68 and your plan 69 had decided beforehand 70 would happen. 29 And now, Lord, pay attention to 71 their threats, and grant 72 to your servants 73 to speak your message 74 with great courage, 75 30 while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs 76 and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 When 77 they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, 78 and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak 79 the word of God 80 courageously. 81
32 The group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, 82 and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but everything was held in common. 83 33 With 84 great power the apostles were giving testimony 85 to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all. 34 For there was no one needy 86 among them, because those who were owners of land or houses were selling 87 them 88 and bringing the proceeds from the sales 35 and placing them at the apostles’ feet. The proceeds 89 were distributed to each, as anyone had need. 36 So Joseph, a Levite who was a native of Cyprus, called by the apostles Barnabas (which is translated “son of encouragement”), 90 37 sold 91 a field 92 that belonged to him and brought the money 93 and placed it at the apostles’ feet.