The Apostles, filled with the Holy Ghost, and speaking divers languages, are admired by some, and derided by others.
Acts 2:1 When the fyfty daye was come, they were all with one accorde together in one place. Acts 2:2 And sodainly there came a sounde from heauen, as it had bene the comynge of a myghty wynd, and it filled al the housse where they sate. Acts 2:3 And there appeared vnto them clouen tounges, lyke as they had bene fyre, and it sate vpon eche of them, Acts 2:4 and they were all filled with the holye ghoste, and began to speake wyth other tounges, euen as the spyryte gaue them vtteraunce. Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Hierusalem Iewes, deuout men, whyche were of all nations vnder heauen. Acts 2:6 When thys was noysed aboute, the multitude came together & were astonied, because that euery man hearde them speake hys owne toung. Acts 2:7 They wondred all & merueyled sayinge among them selues: Behold are not al these which speake of Galile? Acts 2:8 And how heare we euery man his own tounge wherin we were borne? Acts 2:9 Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, and the inhabiters of Mesopotamia, of Iewry, and of Cappadocia, and of Ponthus and Asia, Acts 2:10 Phrysia, Pamphilia, and of Egypte, and of the parties of Libia, which is besyde Syren, and straungers of Rome, Iewes, and conuertes, Acts 2:11 Grekes, and Arabians: we haue heard them speake: wyth our owne tounges the great workes of God. Acts 2:12 They were all amased, and woundered saiynge one to another: what meaneth thys? Acts 2:13 Other mocked them sayinge: they are full of newe 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 wyth the eleuen, and lyfte vp his voyce, and sayed vnto them: Ye men of Iewrye, and all ye that inhabite Hierusalem: be thys knowen vnto you, and wyth youre eares heare my wordes. Acts 2:15 These art not drounke, as ye suppose, for it is yet but the thyrde houre of the day. Acts 2:16 But thys is that which was spoken by the Prophet Iohel: Acts 2:17 It shal be in the laste daies saith God, of my spirite: I wil pour out vpon all flesh. And your sonnes and daughters shal prophesie, & your youngmen shal se visions, and your oldmen shall dreame dreames. Acts 2:18 And on my seruauntes and on my handmaydens, I wyll pour out of my spirite in those dayes, and they shall prophesye. Acts 2:19 And I wyll shewe wounders in heauen aboue, and tokens in the earth beneth, bloude & fyre, and the vapoure of smoke. Acts 2:20 The sonne shalbe turned into darckenes, and the mone into bloude, before that greate and notable day of the Lorde come. Acts 2:21 And it shall be, that whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saued. Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel heare these wordes: Iesus of Nazareth, a man approued of God amonge you wyth miracles, woundres, and signes whiche God dyd by hym in the middes of you, as ye your selues knowe: Acts 2:23 hym haue ye taken by the handes of vnryghtuous persons after he was delyuered by the determinate counsell and for knowledge of God, and haue crucifyed and slayne: Acts 2:24 whom God hath raysed vp and lowsed the sorowes of deathe, because it was vnpossible þt he shoulde be holden of it. Acts 2:25 For Dauid speaketh of hym afore hand. I sawe the Lorde alwayes before me: For he is on my ryghte hande, that I shoulde not be moued. Acts 2:26 Therefore dyd my herte reioice, and my tounge was glad. Moreouer also my fleshe shall reste in hope, Acts 2:27 because thou wylt not leaue my soule in hel, neyther wylte suffer thine holy, to se corruption. Acts 2:28 Thou hast shewed me the wayes of lyfe, and shalte make me full of ioye, wt thy countenaunce. Acts 2:29 Men and brethren, let me frely speake vnto you of þe patriarche Dauid: For he is both dead and buryed, and hys sepulchre remaineth wyth vs vnto this daye. Acts 2:30 Therfore seiyng he was a Prophet, and knew that God had sworne wyth an othe to hym, that the fruyte of hys loynes shoulde sit on hys seat (in that Christ shoulde ryse agayne in the flesh) Acts 2:31 he sawe before: and spake of the resurreccion of Christ, that hys soule shoulde not be lefte in hell: neyther hys fleshe should se corruption. Acts 2:32 Thys Iesus hath God raised vp wher of we all are witnesses. Acts 2:33 Sence nowe that he by the ryght hand of God is exalted, and hath receiued of þe father the promyse of the holy ghost, he hath shed forth, that whyche ye now se and heare. Acts 2:34 For Dauid is not ascended into heauen: but he sayd: The Lord said to my Lord, syt on my ryght hande Acts 2:35 vntyll I make thy fooes thy fote stole. Acts 2:36 So therefore let all the house of Israell knowe for a surety, that God hath made the same Iesus whom ye haue crucifyed, bothe Lord and Christe.
he baptizeth a great number that were converted.
Acts 2:37 When they hearde this, they were prycked in their hertes, and sayd vnto Peter and vnto the other Apostles. Ye men and brethren, what shall we do? Acts 2:38 Peter sayde vnto them: repent and be baptysed euerye one of you in the name of Iesus Christe for the remission of sinnes, and ye shall receiue the gifte of the holye ghost. Acts 2:39 For the promyse was made vnto you and to your chyldren, & to all that are a farre, euen as manye as the Lorde oure God shall call. Acts 2:40 And wyth manye other wordes bare he wytnes and exhorted them saiynge: Saue your selues from thys 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 gladlye receiued his preachinge, were baptysed, and the same daye there were added vnto them about thre thousande soules. Acts 2:42 And they continued in the Apostles doctrine and fellowshyppe, and in breakyng of bread, and in praier. Acts 2:43 And feare came ouer euery soule. And many woundres & signes were shewed by the Apostles. Acts 2:44 And all that beleued kept them selues together, and had all thinges commen, Acts 2:45 and solde their possessions and goodes, and departed them to all men as euery man had nede. Acts 2:46 And they contynued dayly wyth one accorde in the temple and brake bread in euerye house, and dyd eate their meate together, with gladnes and singlenes of hert Acts 2:47 praisynge God, and had fauour wyth all þe people: And the Lorde added to the congregacion dayly suche as should be saued.