Acts 2:1-4, 12-15,
22-24, 36-41 (NRSV)
1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together
in one place.
2 And suddenly
from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,
and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
3 Divided tongues,
as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of
4 All of them
were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages,
as the Spirit gave them ability.
12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another,
“What does this mean?”
13 But others
sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14 But Peter,
standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men
of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you,
and listen to what I say.
15 Indeed, these
are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock
in the morning.
22 “You that are Israelites, listen to what I have
to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds
of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you,
as you yourselves know --
23 this man, handed
over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of
God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the
24 But God raised
him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for
him to be held in its power.
36 Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty
that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you
37 Now when they
heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to
the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”
38 Peter said
to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the
name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you
will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise
is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone
whom the Lord our God calls to him.”
40 And he testified
with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save
yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
41 So those who
welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand
persons were added.