1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. (Le 23:15; Ac 20:16; 1Co 16:8)2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (1Ki 19:11; Job 38:1; Eze 1:4; Ac 4:31; Ac 16:26)3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. (Mt 3:11)4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Mr 16:17; Ac 4:31; Ac 13:52; 1Co 12:10)5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. (Ac 2:2)7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? (Mt 26:73; Ac 1:11; Ac 2:12)8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, (Ge 14:1; Ge 14:9; 2Ki 17:6; Isa 11:11; Da 8:2)10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome,11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” (Mt 23:15; Ac 6:5; Ac 13:43)12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” (Ac 2:7)13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” (Ac 17:32; 1Co 14:23)
1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.5Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.6When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.7Utterly amazed, they asked: ‘Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?8Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?9Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome11(both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs – we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!’12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’13Some, however, made fun of them and said, ‘They have had too much wine.’
Peter addresses the crowd
14Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.15These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!16No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:17‘ “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.18Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.19I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.20The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.21And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Joe 2:28)22‘Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.23This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.24But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.25David said about him: ‘ “I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.26Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,27because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.28You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.” (Ps 16:8)29‘Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.30But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.31Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay.32God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.33Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.34For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, ‘ “The Lord said to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand35until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.’ ” (Ps 110:1)36‘Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.’37When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what shall we do?’38Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call.’40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’41Those who accepted his message were baptised, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
The fellowship of the believers
42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.43Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.44All the believers were together and had everything in common.45They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,47praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
King James Version
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.14But 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:15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;17And 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:18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.22Ye 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:23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:24Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.25For 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:26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.29Men 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.30Therefore 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;31He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.32This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.33Therefore 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.34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,35Until I make thy foes thy footstool.36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.44And all that believed were together, and had all things common;45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
New International Reader’s Version
The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost
1When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers gathered in one place.2Suddenly a sound came from heaven. It was like a strong wind blowing. It filled the whole house where they were sitting.3They saw something that looked like fire in the shape of tongues. The flames separated and came to rest on each of them.4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to speak in languages they had not known before. The Spirit gave them the ability to do this.5Godly Jews from every country in the world were staying in Jerusalem.6A crowd came together when they heard the sound. They were bewildered because each of them heard their own language being spoken.7The crowd was really amazed. They asked, ‘Aren’t all these people who are speaking Galileans?8Then why do we each hear them speaking in our own native language?9We are Parthians, Medes and Elamites. We live in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia. We are from Pontus, Asia,10Phrygia and Pamphylia. Others of us are from Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene. Still others are visitors from Rome.11Some of the visitors are Jews. Others have accepted the Jewish faith. Also, Cretans and Arabs are here. We hear all these people speaking about God’s wonders in our own languages!’12They were amazed and bewildered. They asked one another, ‘What does this mean?’13But some people in the crowd made fun of the believers. ‘They’ve had too much wine!’ they said.
Peter speaks to the crowd
14Then Peter stood up with the 11 apostles. In a loud voice he spoke to the crowd. ‘My fellow Jews,’ he said, ‘let me explain this to you. All of you who live in Jerusalem, listen carefully to what I say.15You think these people are drunk. But they aren’t. It’s only nine o’clock in the morning!16No, here is what the prophet Joel meant.17He said, ‘ “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Holy Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions. Your old men will have dreams.18In those days, I will pour out my Spirit on my servants. I will pour out my Spirit on both men and women. When I do, they will prophesy.19I will show wonders in the heavens above. I will show signs on the earth below. There will be blood and fire and clouds of smoke.20The sun will become dark. The moon will turn red like blood. This will happen before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.21Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Joe 2:28)22‘Fellow Israelites, listen to this! Jesus of Nazareth was a man who had God’s approval. God did miracles, wonders and signs among you through Jesus. You yourselves know this.23Long ago God planned that Jesus would be handed over to you. With the help of evil people, you put Jesus to death. You nailed him to the cross.24But God raised him from the dead. He set him free from the suffering of death. It wasn’t possible for death to keep its hold on Jesus.25David spoke about him. He said, ‘ “I know that the Lord is always with me. Because he is at my right hand, I will always be secure.26So my heart is glad and joy is on my tongue. My whole body will be full of hope.27You will not leave me in the place of the dead. You will not let your holy one rot away.28You always show me the path that leads to life. You will fill me with joy when I am with you.” (Ps 16:8)29‘Fellow Israelites, you can be sure that King David died. He was buried. His tomb is still here today.30But David was a prophet. He knew that God had made a promise to him. God had promised that he would make someone in David’s family line king after him.31David saw what was coming. So he spoke about the Messiah rising from the dead. He said that the Messiah would not be left in the place of the dead. His body wouldn’t rot in the ground.32God has raised this same Jesus back to life. We are all witnesses of this.33Jesus has been given a place of honour at the right hand of God. He has received the Holy Spirit from the Father. This is what God had promised. It is Jesus who has poured out what you now see and hear.34David did not go up to heaven. But he said, ‘ “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at my right hand.35I will put your enemies under your control.’ ” (Ps 110:1)36‘So be sure of this, all you people of Israel. You nailed Jesus to the cross. But God has made him both Lord and Messiah.’37When the people heard this, it had a deep effect on them. They said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’38Peter replied, ‘All of you must turn away from your sins and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Then your sins will be forgiven. You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.39The promise is for you and your children. It is also for all who are far away. It is for all whom the Lord our God will choose.’40Peter said many other things to warn them. He begged them, ‘Save yourselves from these evil people.’41Those who accepted his message were baptised. About 3,000 people joined the believers that day.
The believers share their lives together
42The believers studied what the apostles taught. They shared their lives together. They ate and prayed together.43Everyone was amazed at what God was doing. They were amazed when the apostles performed many wonders and signs.44All the believers were together. They shared everything they had.45They sold property and other things they owned. They gave to anyone who needed something.46Every day they met together in the temple courtyard. They ate meals together in their homes. Their hearts were glad and sincere.47They praised God. They were respected by all the people. Every day the Lord added to their group those who were being saved.