Coming of the Holy Spirit
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they
were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as
of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the
whole house where they were sitting.
Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as
of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak with other tongues, as the
Spirit gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews,
devout men, from every nation under heaven.
And when this sound occurred, the multitude came
together, and were confused, because everyone
heard them speak in his own language.
Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying
to one another, “Look, are not all these who
And how is it that we hear, each in our
own language in which we were born?
Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling
in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the
parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from
Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our
own tongues the wonderful works of God.”
So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to
one another, “Whatever could this mean?”
Others mocking said, “They are full of new
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised
his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and
all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to
you, and heed my words.
For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since
it is only the third hour of the day.
But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ‘ And it shall come to pass in the
last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on
Your sons and your daughters shall
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My
I will pour out My Spirit in those
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and
awesome day of the LORD.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name
of the LORD
Shall be saved.’
“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of
Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by
miracles, wonders, and signs which God did
through Him in your midst, as you yourselves
Him, being delivered by the determined purpose
and foreknowledge of God, you have taken
by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to
24 whom God raised up, having loosed the
pains of death, because it was not possible that
He should be held by it.
For David says concerning Him:
‘ I foresaw the LORD always before my
For He is at my right hand, that I may
not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my
tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in
27 For You will not leave my soul in
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see
28 You have made known to me the ways
You will make me full of joy in Your
“Men and brethren, let me speak
freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is
both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to
Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God
had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit
of his body, according to the flesh, He would
raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,
he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the
resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was
not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see
This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of
God, and having received from the Father the
promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this
which you now see and hear.
“For David did not ascend into the heavens, but
he says himself:
‘ The LORD said to my Lord,
“ Sit at My right hand,
35 Till I make Your enemies Your
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know
assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you
crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
Now when they heard this, they were cut
to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of
the apostles, “Men and brethren, what
shall we do?”
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every
one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus
Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is to you and to your children,
and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord
our God will call.”
A Vital Church
And with many other words he testified and
exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this
Then those who gladly received his word were
baptized; and that day about three thousand
souls were added to them.
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’
doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of
bread, and in prayers.
Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders
and signs were done through the apostles.
Now all who believed were together, and had all
things in common,
and sold their possessions and goods, and
divided them among all, as anyone had need.
So continuing daily with one accord in the
temple, and breaking bread from house to house,
they ate their food with gladness and simplicity
praising God and having favor with all the
people. And the Lord added to the church daily
those who were being saved.