Save Yourselves From This Untoward Generation

And  it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,  I  will pour  out  of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your  sons  and  your daughters  shall prophesy, and your young men shall see  visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And  on  my servants and on my handmaidens I will  pour out  in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And  I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the  earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The  sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into  blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And  it  shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call  on  the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Whom  God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of  death:  because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. I  foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my  right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad;  moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because  thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither  wilt  thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Thou  hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make  me full of joy with thy countenance. Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath  to  him, that of the fruit of his loins, according  to  the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ,  that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see  corruption.

This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore  being  by the right hand of God  exalted,  and  having received  of  the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost,  he  hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

Therefore  let all the house of Israel know assuredly,  that  God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord  and Christ. Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men [and] brethren, what shall we do? Then  Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

For  the  promise is unto you, and to your children, and  to  all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:  and  the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and  fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.And  fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and  signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And  sold  their possessions and goods, and parted  them  to  all [men], as every man had need. Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added  to the church daily such as should be saved.  (Acts  2:17-2:47)

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