0hen the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place$
uddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting$
%hey saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them$
#ll of them were filled with the +oly pirit and began to speak in other tongues as the pirit enabled them$
3ow there were staying in Jerusalem 4od5fearing Jews from every nation under heaven$
0hen they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken$
8tterly amaed, they asked: “#ren.t all these who are speaking 4alileans;
%hen how is it that each of us hears them in our native language;
Parthians, =edes and >lamites/ residents of =esopotamia, Judea and ?appadocia, Pontus and #sia,
Phrygia and Pamphylia, >gypt and the parts of 'ibya near ?yrene/ visitors from *ome
@both Jews and converts to JudaismA/ ?retans and #rabsBwe hear them declaring the wonders of 4od in our own tongues!
#maed and perpleCed, they asked one another, “0hat does this mean;
ome, however, made fun of them and said, “%hey have had too much wine$
%hen Peter stood up with the >leven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “(ellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me eCplain this to you/ listen carefully to what ) say$
%hese people are not drunk, as you suppose$ )t.s only nine in the morning!
3o, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
“D)n the last days, 4od says, ) will pour out my pirit on all people$Eour sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams$
>ven on my servants, both men and women, ) will pour out my pirit in those days, and they will prophesy$
) will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke$
%he sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the 'ord$
#nd everyone who calls on the name of the 'ord will be saved$.
%hey were all together in one place, in a house, somewhere in erusalem and the #oly &pirit came down from heaven and came to rest on each of them like tongues of fire. As it did so, the fundamental nature of the disciples was changed. %he various components of the disciples, their bodies, minds, and personalities, remained the same but the character and the e1pression of these followers was so dramatically different that the room, even the house, where they had been could not contain them.While they had recently been so afraid of the religious and political leaders of 'srael that they held their meetings behind locked doors, suddenly every single one of them gets out of their seats and goes into the streets of erusalem. +efore, they were private and secretive, but now every one of them 2