The Day of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-13

New Revised Standard Version


    1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

    5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.  6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.  7Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?  9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,  10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,  11Cretans and Arabs--in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds of power."  12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"  13But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."

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