2:1-4, 37-42 (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.
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.
42 They devoted
themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and the prayers.