2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in
And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a
violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were
Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue
rested on each of them.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in
other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living
And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because
each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.
Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are
And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native
Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea
and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to
Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
Cretans and Arabs--in our own languages we hear them speaking
about God's deeds of power."
All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What
does this mean?"
But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new
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.
Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine
o'clock in the morning.
No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
'In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out
my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men
shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour
out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the
earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before
the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'
104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you
have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are
there, living things both small and great.
There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.
These all look to you to give them their food in due season;
when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand,
they are filled with good things.
When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away
their breath, they die and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew
the face of the ground.
May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in
who looks onthe earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains
and they smoke.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to
my God while I have being.
May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!
12:3b No one can say
"Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who
activates all of them in everyone.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common
To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to
another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing
by the one Spirit,
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to
another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of
tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to
each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the
members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with
For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or
Greeks, slaves or free--and we were all made to drink of one
7:37 On the last day of
the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he
cried out, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,
and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has
said, 'Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living
Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to
receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet