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Acts of the Apostles 2:14-21 (§4)

Tuesday of Bright Week

In those days: Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: “You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem!  Listen to what I have to say.  You must realize that these men are not drunk, as you seem to think.  It is only nine in the morning!  No, it is what Joel the prophet spoke of: ‘It shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out a portion of my spirit on all mankind: Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams.  Yes, even on my servants and handmaids I will pour out a portion of my spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.  I will work wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below: blood, fire, and a cloud of smoke.  The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of that great and glorious day of the Lord.  Then shall everyone be saved who calls on the name of the Lord.’ ” 

Text from the New American Bible (1970).