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Acts 2

The Apostles, filled with the Holy Ghost, and speaking divers languages, are admired by some, and derided by others.

Acts 2:1 When the fyftye dayes were come to an ende, they were all with one accorde together in one place. Acts 2:2 And sodenly ther came a sounde from heauen, as it had bene the commynge of a myghty wynde, and it fylled all the house where they sate. Acts 2:3 And there appered vnto them clouen tonges, lyke as they had bene of fyer, and it sate vpon eache one of them: Acts 2:4 and they were all fylled with the holy goost, and beganne to speake with other tonges, euen as the same sprete gaue them vtteraunce. Acts 2:5 Ther were dwellyng at Ierusalem, Iewes, deuoute men, out of euery nacyon of them that are vnder heauen. Acts 2:6 When thys was noysed aboute, the multitude came together, & were astonnyed, because that euery man hearde them speake with his awne langage. Acts 2:7 They wondred all, and marueyled, sayinge among them selues: beholde, are not all these which speake, of Galile? Acts 2:8 And how heare we euery man his awne tong, wherin we were borne? Acts 2:9 Parthians, and Medes and Elamytes, and the inhabiters of Mesopotamia, and of Iury, and of Capadocia, of Ponthus and Asia, Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphilia, of Egypte, and of the partyes of Lybia which is besyd? Syren, and straungers of Rome, Iewes & Proselites. Acts 2:11 Grekes and Arabians: we haue herd them speake in oure awne tonges the greate worckes of God. Acts 2:12 They were all amased, and wondred sayinge one to another: what meaneth this? Acts 2:13 Other mocked, sayinge: these men are full of new wyne.

Whom Peter disproving, and shewing that the aspostles spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, that Jesus was risen from the dead, ascended into heaven, had poured down the same Holy Ghost, and was the Messias, a man known to them to be approved of God by his miracles, wonders, and signs, and not crucified without his determinate counsel and foreknowledge:

Acts 2:14 But Peter stepped forth with þe eleuen, and lyft vp his voyce, and sayde vnto them: Ye men of Iewrye, and all ye that dwell at Ierusalem: be this knowen vnto you, & with youre eares heare my wordes. Acts 2:15 For these are not droncken, as ye suppose, seynge it is but þe thyrde houre of the daye. Acts 2:16 But this it that which was spoken by the Prophete Iohel: Acts 2:17 And it shalbe in the last dayes, sayth God: of my sprete I wyll poore out vpon all flesshe. And youre sonnes & youre daughters shall prophesy, and youre yonge men shall se vysyons, and youre olde men shall dreame dreames. Acts 2:18 And on my seruauntes, & on my hande maydens I wyll poore out of my sprete in those dayes, and they shall prophesye. Acts 2:19 And I wyll shewe wonders in heauen aboue, and tokens in the erth beneth, bloud and fyre and the vapour of smoke. Acts 2:20 The sunne shalbe turned into darcknes, & the moone into bloude, before that great and notable daye of the Lorde come. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to passe, that whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe saued. Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, heare these wordes: Iesus of Nazareth a man aproued of God amonge you with myracles, wonders and sygnes, which God dyd by hym in the myddes of you (as ye youre selues knowe) Acts 2:23 hym haue ye taken by the handes of vnryghtewes persones, after he was delyuered by the determinat counsell & foreknowledge of God, & haue crucifyed and slayne him: Acts 2:24 whom God hath raysed vp, & loosed þe sorowes of deeth, because it was vnpossible, þt he shulde be holden of it. Acts 2:25 For Dauid speaketh of him. A fore hande I sawe God alwayes before me: for he is on my ryght hande, that I shulde not be moued. Acts 2:26 Therfore dyd my hert reioyce, & my tonge was glad. Moreouer also my flesshe shall rest in hope, Acts 2:27 because thou wilt not leaue my soule in hell, nether wilt thou suffre thine holye to se corrupcion. Acts 2:28 Thou hast shewed me the wayes of lyfe, thou shalt make me full of ioye with thy countenaunce. Acts 2:29 Ye men and brethren, let me frely speake vnto you of the patriarke Dauid: For he is both deed and buryed, and hys sepulchre remayneth with vs vnto this daye. Acts 2:30 Therfore, seinge he was a Prophet, and knewe þt God had sworne with an othe to him, that Christ (as concerninge the flessh) shulde come of the frute of his loynes, and on hys seat, Acts 2:31 he knowyng this before, spake of the resurreccyon of Chryst, that his soule shulde not be left in hell: nether hys flesshe shulde se corrupcyon. Acts 2:32 This Iesus hath God raysed vp, wherof we all are witnesses. Acts 2:33 Sence now that he by the ryght hande of God exalted is, and hath receaued of the father the promyse of the holy Goost, he hath sheed forth thys which ye now se and heare. Acts 2:34 For Dauid is not ascendyd into heuen: but he sayeth: The Lord sayde to my Lorde: syt thou on my ryght hand, Acts 2:35 vntyll I make thy fooes thy fote stole. Acts 2:36 So therfore, let all the house of Israel knowe for a suerty, þt God hath made that same Iesus (whom ye haue crucified) Lorde and Chryst.

he baptizeth a great number that were converted.

Acts 2:37 When they hearde this, they were pricked in their hertes, and sayd vnto Peter, & vnto the other Apostles: Ye men & brethren what shall we do? Acts 2:38 Peter sayde vnto them: repent of youre synnes, and be baptysed euery one of you in the name of Iesus Chryst for the remission of synnes, and ye shall receaue the gyfte of þe holy goost. Acts 2:39 For the promyse was made vnto you and to youre chyldren, and to all that are a farre of, euen as many as the Lorde oure God shall call. Acts 2:40 And with many other wordes bare he witnes, and exhorted them, sayinge: Saue youre selues from this vntowarde generacion.

Who afterwards devoutly and charitably converse together: the Apostles working many miracles, and God daily increasing his Church.

Acts 2:41 Then they þt gladly receaued his preachinge, were baptised: and the same daye, ther were added vnto them aboute thre thousande soules. Acts 2:42 And they continued in the Apostles doctrine and felowshyp, & in breakynge of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:43 And feare came ouer euery soule. And many wondres & signes were shewed by þe Apostles. Acts 2:44 And all that beleued, kept them selues together, & had all thynges commen, Acts 2:45 and solde their possessions and goodes, and parted them to all men, as euery man had nede. Acts 2:46 And they continued dayly with one accorde in þe temple, & brake bread from house to house, & dyd eate their meate together, wt gladnes & singlenes of hert, Acts 2:47 praysinge God, and had fauour with all the people. And the Lorde added to þe congregacion dayly, soch as shulde be saued.

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