Acts 2

Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. 4They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak. 5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky. 6When this sound was heard, the crowd came together, and were bewildered, because everyone heard them speaking in his own language. 7They were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Behold, aren't all these who speak Galileans? 8How do we hear, everyone in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and people from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabians: we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of Allah!" 12They were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, "What does this mean?" 13Others, mocking, said, "They are filled with new wine."

14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke out to them, "You men of Judea, and all you who dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words. 15For these aren't drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is only the third hour of the day[1]. 16But this is what has been spoken through the prophet Joel:

17'In the last days, says Allah,

I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh.

Your sons and your 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 sky above,

And signs on the earth beneath;

Blood, and fire, and billows of smoke.

20The sun will be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.

21And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'[2]

22"Men of Israel, hear these words! 'Isa the Nasrani,[3] a man approved by Allah to you by mighty works and wonders and signs which Allah did by him among you, even as you yourselves know, 23him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of Allah, you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed; 24whom Allah raised up, having freed him from the agony of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. 25For Dawud says concerning him,

'I saw Allah always before my face.

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

26Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.

Moreover my body also will dwell in hope;

27For you will not leave my soul in the grave,

You will not allow your Holy One to see decay.

28You have made known to me the path of life.

You will fill me with joy in your presence.'[4]

29"Brothers, I may tell you freely of the patriarch Dawud, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that Allah had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, he would raise up al-Masih to sit on his throne,[5] 31he foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of al-Masih, that neither was his soul left in the grave, nor did his flesh see decay. 32This 'Isa Allah raised up, of which we all are witnesses. 33Being therefore exalted by the right hand of Allah, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear. 34For Dawud didn't ascend into the heavens, but he says himself,

'Allah said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand,

35Until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."'[6]

36"Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that Allah has made him both Lord and al-Masih, this 'Isa whom you crucified."

37Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

38Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of 'Isa al-Masih for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as Allah our God will call to himself." 40With many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!"

41Then those who gladly received his word were baptized. There were added that day about three thousand souls. 42They continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and prayer. 43Fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44All who believed were together, and had all things in common. 45They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need. 46Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, 47praising Allah, and having favour with all the people. The Lord added to the congregation day by day those who were being saved.

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[1]2:15 about 9:00 AM

[2] 2:17-21 Quoting the Taurat, Joel 2:28-32.

[3] 2:22 The Greek Injil says "Nazoraion," the meaning of which is connected with "Nazareth" (see Matthew 2:23). Nazareth is an ancient city in the northern regions of Palestine.

[4] 2:25-28 Quoting  the Zabur 16:8-11.

[5] 2:30 See the Zabur 132:11 and the Taurat in 2 Samuel 7:13.

[6] 2:34-35 Quoting the Zabur 110:1.