1 On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one
place.  2  Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a
mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.  3  Then,
what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of
them.  4  And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began
speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them ability.  5  At that
time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem.  6  When
they heard the loud noise, everyone came running, and they were
bewildered to hear their own languages being spoken by the believers.  7
They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed.
“These people are all from Galilee,  8  and yet we hear them speaking in our
own native languages!  9  Here we are—Parthians, Medes, Elamites, people
from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, the province of
Asia,  10  Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, and the areas of Libya around Cyrene,
visitors from Rome  11  (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans, and
Arabs. And we all hear these people speaking in our own languages about
the wonderful things God has done!”  12  They stood there amazed and
perplexed. “What can this mean?” they asked each other.  13  But others in
the crowd ridiculed them, saying, “They’re just drunk, that’s all!”  14  Then
Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the
crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem!
Make no mistake about this.  15  These people are not drunk, as some of you
are assuming. Nine o’clock in the morning is much too early for that.  16  No,
what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:  17  ‘In the last
days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and
daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old
men will dream dreams.  18  In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on
my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy.  19  And I will
cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—blood
and fire and clouds of smoke.  20  The sun will become dark, and the moon
will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of
the Lord arrives.  21  But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be

Acts 2:1–21