Scripture Readings for June 9, 2019    (New Revised Standard Version)
Year C - PENTECOST SUNDAY

Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9  •  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b  •  
Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21  •  John 14:8-17, (25-27)

[If the passage from Genesis is chosen for the First Reading, the passage from
Acts is used as the Second Reading.]

Acts 2:1-21
2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2:2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it
filled the entire house where they were sitting.

2:3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of
them.

2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages,
as the Spirit gave them ability.

2:5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

2:6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard
them speaking in the native language of each.

2:7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

2:8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

2:9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia,

2:10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and
visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

2:11 Cretans and Arabs--in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's
deeds of power."

2:12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"

2:13 But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."

2:14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of
Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.

2:15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the
morning.

2:16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

2:17 'In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out 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.

2:18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.

2:19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood,
and fire, and smoky mist.

2:20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of
the Lord's great and glorious day.

2:21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

Genesis 11:1-9
11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.

11:2 And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar
and settled there.

11:3 And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them
thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.

11:4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the
heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered
abroad upon the face of the whole earth."

11:5 The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built.

11:6 And the LORD said, "Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and
this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now
be impossible for them.

11:7 Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not
understand one another's speech."

11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth,
and they left off building the city.

11:9 Therefore it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of
all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the
earth.

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the
earth is full of your creatures.

104:25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living
things both small and great.

104:26 There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

104:27 These all look to you to give them their food in due season;

104:28 when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are
filled with good things.

104:29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath,
they die and return to their dust.

104:30 When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of
the ground.

104:31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works--

104:32 who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they
smoke.

104:33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have
being.

104:34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.

104:35b Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!

Romans 8:14-17
8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

8:15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have
received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!"

8:16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

8:17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ--if, in fact, we
suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Acts 2:1-21
2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

2:2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it
filled the entire house where they were sitting.

2:3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of
them.

2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages,
as the Spirit gave them ability.

2:5 Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

2:6 And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard
them speaking in the native language of each.

2:7 Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

2:8 And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

2:9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia,

2:10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and
visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

2:11 Cretans and Arabs--in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's
deeds of power."

2:12 All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"

2:13 But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."

2:14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of
Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.

2:15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the
morning.

2:16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

2:17 'In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out 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.

2:18 Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.

2:19 And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood,
and fire, and smoky mist.

2:20 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of
the Lord's great and glorious day.

2:21 Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

John 14:8-17, (25-27)
14:8 Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied."

14:9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not
know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the
Father'?

14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words
that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his
works.

14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then
believe me because of the works themselves.

14:12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do
and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.

14:13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the
Son.

14:14 If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.

14:15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you
forever.

14:17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither
sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

14:25 "I have said these things to you while I am still with you.

14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will
teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.

14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.