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

  • Irene123
    Acts 2:4 - I've seen the question on here (on the comments back pgs.) - "I've tried to explain to my congregation that the holy ghost and the holy spirit are two separate things." I'm sure v. 4 is where they got this erroneous idea. Had Luke said, "..... as the ghost gave them utterance." it would have been ludicrous, as you can see. Isa. 1:18 - Come now, let us reason together ..... ".
  • Irene123
    Acts 18:2 says Aquila was from Pontus. I got curious, looked up Pontus. And the article reminded me there were people (Greeks, "strangers") present on the Day of Pentecost, Acts 2:9. It was during the Roman period that Christianity entered Pontus and near-by areas from the Roman 'dispersion'. God wanted His people to spread His word beyond Jerusalem, and this is how he did it.
  • Irene123
    To Nene - thank-you so much for your encouragement. We're walking with Him and He's revealed His truth to us and we have His strength, but - when people disparage us - it hurts; even people we'll never meet, have never seen. That must be the sorrow of His spirit in us ..... ? But I'm fine, going through a 'dry' spell, but I made contact real good with Jesus this a.m. I love you, Nene, in Jesus.
  • Nene
    Praise the Lord Irene 123...being a chosen vessel of God feels so good but I just wanted to comment you....you're doing a wonderful work for God online and I'm sure else where too cause there is so many need truth...we know it's only a few that are chosen because of the sincere heart and not justifying sin..so I will pray for you to keep doing what you feel lead to do for the kingdom. God Bless!!
  • Irene123
    The 4 gospels laid the foundation for the beginning of Jesus' church. The church began in Acts Ch. 2 with the first message by Peter, then the question, " ..... men and brethren, what shall we do?" Peter's answer, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift if the Holy Ghost."
    This is salvation.
  • Irene123
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, ...............yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged ...... and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Acts 2:37-38

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