Acts 2:20

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Sunne shall be turned into darkenesse, and the Moone into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the day of the Lord come, That great and notable `day'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sun will become dark and the moon will be turned to blood, before that great day of the Lord comes in glory:
- Basic English Bible

the sun shall be changed to darkness and the moon to blood, before the great and gloriously appearing day of [the] Lord come.
- Darby Bible

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
- Webster's Bible

The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, to usher in the day of the Lord-- that great and illustrious day;
- Weymouth Bible

The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.
- World English Bible

The sunne schal be turned in to derknessis, and the moone in to blood, bifor that the greet and the opyn dai of the Lord come.
- Wycliffe Bible

the sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the day of the Lord -- the great and illustrious;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:20


2:20 The moon shall be turned into blood - A bloody colour: before the day of the Lord - Eminently the last day; though not excluding any other day or season, wherein the Lord shall manifest his glory, in taking vengeance of his adversaries.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:20


Ac 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness. See PNT "Mt 24:29".

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Theresa Jerome
    They all had a relationship with the almighty, they all were on the mind of the almighty, because they all was in one place with God, they were all hit by the rushing wind, they didn't only get hit they were all filled with the holy Spirit and fire,and began to speak in many different languages as they had access to the holy Spirit.
  • Sylvia
    An answer to Magnocrat question v5,
    Yes they were devout men meaning they had deep religious feelings and committment, dedicated, loyal, faithful, steadfast, firm and zealous.
  • Jacob
    You receive the Spirit today by faith Gal 3:14. Peter realized this dispensational change by Acts 15:9. They received the Holy Ghost before water baptism in Acts 10:47. Peter never preached Acts 2:38's message after he realized the mystery revealed to the apostle Paul Eph 3:1-9, Rom 16:25. This differs form the Kingdom of Heaven message. Compare Lk 1:70, Acts 3:21 with Rom 16:25, 1 Cor 2.7.
  • Magnocrat
    Devout men of every nation : does that mean they were religious men
  • Irene123
    What I think of Acts 2 is -- it is THE beginning of Jesus' church and HIS salvation is found in verse 38.
  • Irene123
    I know He calls us and He receives us - after we have followed Acts 2:38. There is no, with just our mouths, 'accepting' Him as our personal savior. not when Peter himself, with the keys of knowledge Jesus gave him, was inspired by the Holy Ghost to preach Acts 2:38. How could anyone think that Jesus is such a 'marshmallow after the pre-scourging, then hours of crucifixion he went thru?

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