May 19, 2013, First Reading

The Acts of the Apostles     2: 1-11

2:1 And when the days of Pentecost were completed, they were all together in the same place.
2:2 And suddenly, there came a sound from heaven, like that of a wind approaching violently, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
2:3 And there appeared to them separate tongues, as if of fire, which settled upon each one of them.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. And they began to speak in various languages, just as the Holy Spirit bestowed eloquence to them.
2:5 Now there were Jews staying in Jerusalem, pious men from every nation that is under heaven.
2:6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together and was confused in mind, because each one was listening to them speaking in his own language.
2:7 Then all were astonished, and they wondered, saying: “Behold, are not all of these who are speaking Galileans?
2:8 And how is it that we have each heard them in our own language, into which we were born?
2:9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and those who inhabit Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
2:10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya which are around Cyrene, and new arrivals of the Romans,
2:11 likewise Jews and new converts, Cretans and Arabs: we have heard them speaking in our own languages the mighty deeds of God.”


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