Acts 2 – NIV & ASCB

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Acts 2:1-47

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues2:4 Or languages; also in verse 11 as the Spirit enabled them.

5Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,2:9 That is, the Roman province by that name 10Phrygia 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!” 12Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14Then 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. 15These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16No, 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,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams.

18Even on my servants, both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days,

and they will prophesy.

19I will show wonders in the heavens above

and signs on the earth below,

blood and fire and billows of smoke.

20The sun will be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood

before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

21And everyone who calls

on the name of the Lord will be saved.’2:21 Joel 2:28-32

22“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,2:23 Or of those not having the law (that is, Gentiles) put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25David said about him:

“ ‘I saw the Lord always before me.

Because he is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

26Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

my body also will rest in hope,

27because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,

you will not let your holy one see decay.

28You have made known to me the paths of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence.’2:28 Psalm 16:8-11 (see Septuagint)

29“Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 32God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord:

“Sit at my right hand

35until I make your enemies

a footstool for your feet.” ’2:35 Psalm 110:1

36“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

37When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

38Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafoɔ 2:1-47

Pentekoste Da

1Pentekoste da2.1 Twam Afahyɛ homeda no akyi nnafua aduonum (3 Mose 23.15-16). no duruiɛ no, na asuafoɔ no nyinaa ahyia2.1 Asuafoɔ dodoɔ a deɛ asi dada enti yɛka wɔn ho asɛm ne dubaako no (ne Matia) nanso dodoɔ yi, wɔn a wɔbɔ wɔn din nyinaa wɔ 1.13-15. wɔ faako.2.1 Ɛnyɛ abansoro dan a wɔte mu no (1.13) na mmom hyiadan no ho baabi. Ɛfiri sɛ ɛberɛ biara a wɔabue hyiadan no, na asuafoɔ no wɔ hɔ. 2Amonom hɔ ara, ɛnne bi te sɛ ahum a ɛretu firi ɔsoro baeɛ bɛhyɛɛ efie a na wɔwɔ mu no ma. 3Egya a ɛrederɛ a ɛte sɛ tɛkrɛma bɛsisii wɔn so mmaako mmaako. 4Honhom Kronkron no hyɛɛ wɔn nyinaa ma, na wɔkaa kasa foforɔ, sɛdeɛ Honhom no maa wɔn ho kwan.

5Saa ɛberɛ no na Yudafoɔ bi a wɔfɛre Onyame firi mmeaeɛ mmeaeɛ aba Yerusalem. 6Wɔtee deɛ ɛrekɔ so no, wɔbɔɔ twi bɛhyiaeɛ, na ɛyɛɛ wɔn nwanwa ne ahodwirie, ɛfiri sɛ, obiara tee sɛ wɔreka ne kurom kasa. 7Enti, wɔbisaa sɛ, “Na saa nnipa yi a wɔrekasa yi nyɛ Galileafoɔ anaa? 8Na adɛn enti na yɛte sɛ wɔreka Onyankopɔn anwanwadwuma ho asɛm wɔ yɛn a yɛyɛ 9Partifoɔ, Mediafoɔ ne Elamfoɔ, ne wɔn a wɔte Mesopotamia ne Yudea ne Kapadokia, Ponto, Asia, 10Frigia ne Pamfilia, Misraim ne Libia fa a ɛbɛn Kirene ne ahɔhoɔ a wɔfiri Roma, Yudafoɔ ne wɔn a wɔasakyera aba Yudasom mu, 11ne Kretafoɔ ne Arabfoɔ mu biara kasa mu yi?” 12Wɔde ahodwirie bisaa sɛ, “Yei ase ne sɛn?”

13Afoforɔ nso dii wɔn ho fɛ sɛ, “Saa nnipa yi aboboro nsã.”

Petro Kasa Kyerɛ Dɔm No

14Petro ne asomafoɔ dubaako no sɔre gyinaa hɔ na ɔkasaa dendeenden kyerɛɛ nnipa no sɛ, “Me nuanom Yudafoɔ ne mo a mote Yerusalem nyinaa, montie asɛm a mereka yi. 15Saa nnipa yi mmoboroo nsã sɛdeɛ mosusu no, ɛfiri sɛ, adeɛ nnya nkyee a ɛsɛ sɛ obi nom nsã boro. 16Asɛm a asi yi na odiyifoɔ Yoɛl hyɛɛ ho nkɔm sɛ:

17“ ‘Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, nna a ɛdi akyire no,

mɛhwie me Honhom no agu nnipa nyinaa so.

Mo mmammarima ne mo mmammaa bɛhyɛ nkɔm,

mo mmeranteɛ nso ahunu anisoadeɛ.

Na mo mpanin nso asoso adaeɛ.

18Saa mmerɛ no mu no,

mɛhwie me Honhom agu mʼasomfoɔ mpo so,

mmarima ne mmaa, ama wɔahyɛ nkɔm.

19Mede mogya ne ogya ne wisie kumɔnn

bɛyɛ anwanwadeɛ ne nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ

wɔ ɔsoro ne asase so.

20Ansa na Awurade da kɛseɛ no bɛba no,

owia bɛduru sum

na ɔsrane nso ayɛ sɛ mogya.

21Na obiara a ɔbɛbɔ

Awurade din no bɛnya nkwa.’

22“Israelfoɔ, montie! Yesu Nasareni no yɛ ɔbarima bi a ne dwuma kronkron a ɔbɛdiiɛ no daa adi wɔ tumi ne anwanwadeɛ ne nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ a Onyankopɔn nam ne so yɛeɛ a mo ankasa di ho adanseɛ no mu. 23Onyankopɔn ankasa firi ne pɛ ne ne nhunumu mu sii no gyinaeɛ sɛ wɔbɛyi Yesu ama mo, na mode no maa nnebɔneyɛfoɔ ma wɔbɔɔ no asɛnnua mu kumm no. 24Nanso, Onyankopɔn nyanee no firii owuo mu maa ɔyii no firii owuyea mu, ɛfiri sɛ, owuo antumi anni ne so.” 25Asɛm a Dawid ka faa ne ho ne sɛ,

“Mehunu Awurade wɔ mʼani so daa nyinaa.

Esiane sɛ ɔwɔ me nsa nifa enti,

merenhinhim da.

26Ɛno enti, me kra ani gye, na me de me tɛkrɛma di ahurisie.

Me onipadua nso bɛhome asomdwoeɛ mu.

27Ɛfiri sɛ, worennya me awufoɔ mu.

Na woremma wo Kronkronni no mporɔ.

28Woakyerɛ me nkwagyeɛ ɛkwan;

na wobɛma mʼani agye wɔ wʼanim.

29“Anuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ meda mʼadwene adi pefee wɔ yɛn panin Dawid ho. Ɔwuiɛ na wɔsiee no, na ne damena da so wɔ hɔ bɛsi ɛnnɛ. 30Na ɔyɛ odiyifoɔ a ɔnim bɔ bi a Onyankopɔn ahyɛ no no. Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ bɔ bi sɛ ɔbɛyɛ Dawid aseni ɔhene, sɛdeɛ Dawid yɛ ɔhene no ara pɛ. 31Dawid hunuu deɛ Onyankopɔn rebɛyɛ no, ɔkasa faa owusɔreɛ a ɛfa Agyenkwa no ho sɛ, ‘Wɔannya no awufoɔ mu. Ne honam nso amporɔ.’ 32Onyankopɔn anyane saa Yesu yi afiri owuo mu, na yɛn nyinaa yɛ saa asɛm yi ho adansefoɔ. 33Wɔahyɛ no animuonyam de no akɔtena Onyankopɔn nifa so ma ne nsa aka Honhom Kronkron no a Agya no hyɛɛ no ɛho bɔ no; ɛno na wahwie agu yɛn so a ɛho nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ na mohunu na mote yi. 34Dawid ankasa de, wankɔ ɔsoro, na mmom, ɔkaa sɛ,

“ ‘Awurade ka kyerɛɛ me wura sɛ,

“Tena me nsa nifa so ha,

35kɔsi sɛ mede wʼatamfoɔ

bɛyɛ wo nan ntiasoɔ.” ’

36“Ɛsɛ sɛ nnipa a wɔwɔ Israel nyinaa hunu sɛ, mo na mobɔɔ saa Yesu yi a Onyankopɔn ayɛ no Awurade ne Agyenkwa no asɛnnua mu.”

37Ɛberɛ a nnipa no tee saa asɛm yi no, ɛhaa wɔn yie. Enti, wɔbisaa Petro ne asomafoɔ a aka no sɛ, “Anuanom, ɛdeɛn na yɛnyɛ?”

38Petro ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monnu mo ho na wɔmmɔ mo asu wɔ Yesu Kristo din mu sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, wɔde mo bɔne bɛkyɛ mo na moanya Onyankopɔn akyɛdeɛ a ɛyɛ Honhom Kronkron no. 39Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ Honhom Kronkron yi ho bɔ maa mo ne mo mma ne wɔn a wɔtete akyirikyiri ne wɔn a Awurade, yɛn Onyankopɔn, bɛfrɛ wɔn aba ne nkyɛn no nyinaa.”

40Petro kaa nsɛm bebree kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monnye mo ho mfiri asotwe a ɛreba saa nnebɔneyɛfoɔ yi so no mu.” 41Wɔn mu dodoɔ no ara gyee asɛm no diiɛ maa wɔbɔɔ wɔn asu. Saa ɛda no, nnipa bɛyɛ mpensa na wɔbɛkaa agyidifoɔ no ho.

Asafo No Asetena

42Daa na wɔde wɔn adagyeɛ nyinaa sua asomafoɔ no nkyerɛkyerɛ. Wɔne wɔn nyaa ayɔnkofa, hyia didi bɔɔ mu ne wɔn bɔɔ mpaeɛ. 43Asomafoɔ no yɛɛ anwanwadeɛ ahodoɔ bebree maa obiara a ɔhunuiɛ no ho dwirii no. 44Agyidifoɔ no nyinaa kɔɔ so tenaa ase sɛ nnipa korɔ, na wɔkyekyɛɛ wɔn ahodeɛ mu momaa wɔn ho wɔn ho. 45Wɔtɔn wɔn ahodeɛ kyekyɛɛ sika a wɔnya firii mu no maa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛdeɛ ɛho hia obiara. 46Daa na wɔbɔ mu hyia wɔ asɔredan mu de anigyeɛ ne akoma pa bɔ mu didi wɔ wɔn afie mu, kamfo Onyankopɔn, nya animuonyam wɔ nnipa anim. 47Ɛda biara na Awurade de wɔn a ɔgye wɔn nkwa no bɛka wɔn ho.