2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were
sitting. 3 They saw what seemed
to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being
spoken. 7 Utterly
amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that
each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and
Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and
Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and
converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and
perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
Peter Addresses the Crowd
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in
Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not
drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was
spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour
out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
men will see visions,
your old men
will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour
out my Spirit in those days,
and they will
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on
the earth below,
fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon
coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls
on the name
of the Lord will be saved.’[c]
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
24 How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you
made them all;
the earth is
full of your creatures.
25 There is the sea, vast and spacious,
creatures beyond number—
both large and small.
26 There the ships go to and fro,
Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
27 All creatures look to you
to give them
their food at the proper time.
28 When you give it to them,
when you open your hand,
satisfied with good things.
29 When you hide your face,
when you take away their breath,
they die and
return to the dust.
30 When you send your Spirit,
and you renew
the face of the ground.
31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
the Lord rejoice in
32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,
the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing
praise to my God as long as I live.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
rejoice in the Lord.
35 But may sinners vanish from the earth
wicked be no more.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present
time. 23 Not only so, but we
ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerlyfor our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already
have? 25 But if we hope for
what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the
Spirit himself intercedes for usthrough wordless groans. 27 And he who searches
our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
John 15:26-27; 16:4-15
26 “When the
Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 And you also must
testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will rememberthat I warned you about them. I did not tell you
this from the beginning because I was with you, 5 but now I am going to
him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are
filled with griefbecause I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell
you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and
judgment: 9 about
sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about
righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment,
because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.He will not speak on his own; he
will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me
because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to
the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”