OF THE APOSTLES
A. In the Jewish Land through the Ministry of Peter's Company
1. The Jewish Believers' Baptism in the Holy Spirit
a. The Economical Filling of the Holy Spirit
1 And as the day of 1aPentecost was being fulfilled, they were all together in the same place.
2 And suddenly there was a sound out of heaven, as of a rushing violent 1awind, and it 2bfilled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them 1tongues as of 2fire, which were distributed; and it 3sat on each one of them;
4 And they were 1all 2filled with the Holy Spirit and began to aspeak in different 3btongues, even as the cSpirit gave to them to 4speak forth.
b. The Peoples' Amazement
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem 1Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together and was confounded because each one heard them aspeaking in his own dialect.
7 And they were aamazed and marveled, saying, Behold, are not all these who are speaking bGalileans?
8 And how is it that we each hear them in our own dialect in which we were born?
9 Parthians and aMedes and bElamites and those dwelling in cMesopotamia, both in Judea and dCappadocia, in ePontus and fAsia,
10 Both in aPhrygia and bPamphylia, in cEgypt and the parts of dLibya around eCyrene, and the sojourning of Rome, both Jews and 1proselytes,
11 aCretans and bArabians, we hear them speaking in our 1tongues the magnificent works of God?
12 And they were all aamazed and perplexed, saying to one another, What does this mean?
13 But others ajeered and said, They are full of 1new wine!
2. Peter's First Message to the Jews
a. Explaining the Economical Filling of the Holy Spirit
14 But Peter, standing with the 1eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke forth to them: 2Men of Judea, and all who are dwelling in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
15 For these men are not adrunk, as you suppose, for it is the 1third hour of the day;
16 But this is what is spoken through the prophet Joel:
17 a"And it shall be in the 1blast days, says God, that I will 2cpour out 3of My Spirit 4upon 5all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall 6dprophesy, and your young men shall see evisions, and your old men shall dream things in dreams;
18 And indeed upon My slaves, both men and women, I will pour out of My aSpirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will 1show wonders in heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The asun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the bgreat and notable 1cday of the Lord comes.
21 And it shall be that everyone who 1calls on the 2name of the Lord shall be 3asaved.''
b. Witnessing of Jesus in His Work,
Death, Resurrection, and Ascension
22 1Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus the aNazarene, a 2man 3shown by God to you to be approved by works of power and wonders and bsigns, which God did through Him in your midst, even as you yourselves know --
23 This man, adelivered up by the 1bdetermined counsel and 2foreknowledge of God, you, through the hand of 3lawless men, cnailed to a 4cross and dkilled;
24 Whom 1God has araised up, having loosed the pangs of bdeath, since it was 2not possible for Him to be held by it.
25 For David says regarding Him, 1a"I saw the 2Lord continually before me, because 3He is on my right hand, that I may not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart was made glad and my 1tongue exulted; moreover, also my flesh will 2rest in hope,
27 Because You will not abandon my soul to 1aHades, nor will You permit Your 2bHoly One to see 3corruption.
28 You have made known to me the 1ways of life; You will make me full of gladness with Your 2presence.''
29 1Men, brothers, I can say to you plainly concerning the patriarch aDavid that he both deceased and was buried, and his btomb is among us until this day.
30 Therefore, being a prophet and knowing that God had asworn with an oath to him to seat One from the 1bfruit of his loins upon his 2throne,
31 He, seeing this beforehand, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was He abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh see acorruption.
32 This Jesus 1God has araised up, of 2which we all are bwitnesses.
33 Therefore having been aexalted to the bright hand of God and having received the 1promise of the Holy cSpirit from the Father, He has dpoured out this which you both see and hear.
34 For David did 1not aascend into the heavens, but he himself says, b"The 2Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My 3right hand
35 Until I 1set Your enemies as a footstool for Your feet.''
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both 1aLord and bChrist, this Jesus whom 2you have ccrucified.
c. Entreating the Spirit-moved Ones
to Repent, Be Baptized, and Be Saved
37 And when they heard this, they were apricked in their heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, bWhat should we do, 1brothers?
38 And Peter said to them, 1aRepent and each one of you be 2bbaptized 3upon the 4name of Jesus Christ for the 5cforgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the 6dgift of the Holy 7Spirit.
39 For to 1you is the 2promise and to your children, and to all 3who are afar off, 4as many as the Lord our God bcalls to Himself.
40 And with many other words he solemnly 1atestified and exhorted them, saying, 2Be saved from this bcrooked 3generation.
41 Those then who received his word were 1baptized, and there were aadded on that day about three bthousand souls.
3. The Beginning of the Church Life
42 And they continued steadfastly in the 1teaching and the fellowship of the apostles, in the abreaking of bread and the bprayers.
43 And afear was upon every soul; and many 1wonders and bsigns took place through the apostles.
44 And all those who believed were together and had all things 1acommon;
45 And they 1asold their properties and possessions and bdivided them to all, as anyone had need.
46 And day by day, continuing steadfastly with aone accord in the 1btemple and 2cbreaking bread from 3dhouse to house, they partook of their food with exultation and 4simplicity of heart,
47 aPraising God and 1having grace with all the people. And the Lord badded 2together cday by day those who were being dsaved.