(From: ACTS #4 - 2:22-47]
4. 2:22-28 RESURRECTION: A KEY TO PENTECOST
a. 2:22-24 PETER CHARGES ISRAEL WITH CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS
ANdres'Is-ra-eLEItai, aKOUsa-te tous LOgous TOUtous:
Men of Israel, hear these :words:
IeSOUN ton Na-zoRAIon , ANdra a-po-de-deigMEnon aPO tou TheOU eis huMAS
Jesus the Nazorean, a man approved of :God unto you
duNAme-si  kai TEra-si  kai seMEIois 
by mighty works and wonders and signs
hois ePOIe-sen di' auTOU ho TheOS en MEsohuMON, kaTHOS auTOI OIda-te;
which :God did by him in your midst, even as yourselves know;
TOUton, te ho-risMEnebouLE kai progNOsei tou TheOU EKdo-ton ,
23him, given up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of :God,
diA cheiROS aNOmon prosPExan-tes aNEIla-te :
you by thehand of lawless mendid fasten to a cross andslay:
hon ho TheOS aNEstesen , LUsas tas oDInas tou thaNAtou:
24whom :God raised up, having loosed the pangs of :death:
kaTHOti ouk en du-naTON kraTEISthai auTON hup' auTOU.
because it was not possible that he be held of it.
b. 2:25-27 RESURRECTION FORETOLD BY DAVID
DauID gar LEgei eis auTON, Pro-oROmen ton KUri-on eNOpiON mou diA panTOS;
For David says as to him, I beheld the Lord always before my face;
HOti ek de-xiON mou esTIN, HIna mesa-leuTHO :
For he is on my right hand, that I be not shaken:
diA TOUto euPHRANthemou he karDIa, kai e-gal-liAsa-to he GLOS-SA mou;
26Therefore my :heart was glad, and my :tongue rejoiced;
Eti de kai heSARX mou ka-ta-skeNOsei ep' elPIdi:
Moreover my :flesh also shall tabernacle in hope:
HOti ouk en-ka-taLEIpseis  ten psuCHEN mou eis HAden ,
27Because you will not leave my :soul unto Hades,
ouDE DOseis ton HOsiON sou eDEIN di-aph-thoRAN .
Neither will you give your :Holy Oneto see corruption.
c. 2:28 JESUS: TOOK HOPE THROUGH PROMISES
egNOriSAS moi hoDOUS zo-ES;
You made known to me life's ways;
pleROseis me eu-phroSUnes meTA tou proSOpou sou.
You shall fill me with gladness from your :countenance.
5. 2:29-36 JESUS: BAPTIZER IN HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH RESURRECTION
a. 2:29 THIS PROPHECY DOES NOT PERTAIN TO DAVID
[ANdres] a-delPHOI, eXON eiPEIN meTA par-reSIas pros huMAS peRI tou pa-triARchou DauID,
[Men] Brethren, I may say unto you boldly of the patriarch David,
HOti kai e-teLEUte-sen kai eTAphe, kai to MNEma auTOU es-tin en heMIN Achri tes heMEras TAUtes.
that he both died and was buried, and his :tomb is with us unto this :day.
b. 2:30-31 DAVID PROPHESIED OF CHRIST'SRESURRECTION
proPHEtes oun huPARchon, kai eiDOS HOti HORko  Omo-sen  auTO ho TheOS,
Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that :God had sworn with an oath to him,
ek karPOU tes osPHUos  auTOU kaTHIsai ePI ton THROnon  auTOU;
that of the fruit of his :loins he would set one upon his :throne;
pro-iDON  eLAle-sen peRI tes a-naSTAse-os  tou ChrisTOU,
31 he foreseeing thisspoke of the resurrection of the Christ,
HOti OUte en-ka-teLEIPHthe  eis HAden, OUte he sarx auTOU EIden di-aph-thoRAN .
that neither was he left unto Hades, nor did his :flesh see corruption.
c. 2:32 This :Jesus did God raise, of which we all are witnesses.
TOUton ton'IeSOUN aNEste-senho TheOS, hou PANtes heMEIS es-men MARtu-res .
d. 2:33 SENDING FORTH OF THE SPIRIT
te de-xiA oun tou TheOU hu-psoTHEIS ,
Being therefore by the right handof :God exalted,
ten te e-pag-geLIan  tou PNEUma-tos tou HaGIou laBON paRA tou paTROS,
and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy :Spirit,
eXEche-en  TOUto, ho huMEIS kai BLEpe-te kai aKOUe-te.
he has poured forth this, which YOU both see and hear.
e. 2:34-35 DAVID'S TESTIMONY
ou gar DauID aNEbe eis tous ou-raNOUS: LEgei de auTOS,
For David ascended not into the heavens: but himself says,
EIpen KUri-os to kuRIo mou, KAthou ek de-xiON mou,
TheLord said to my :Lord, Sit on my right hand,
HEos an tho tous echTHROUS  sou hu-poPOdi-on  ton poDON  sou.
35Till I make your :enemies thefootstool of your :feet.
f. 2:36 JESUS ISLORD AND CHRIST
as-phaLOS  oun gi-noSKEto pas OIkos Is-raEL,
Let all thehouse of Israel therefore know surely,
HOti kai KUri-on auTON kai ChrisTON ePOIe-sen ho TheOS,
that :God has made him both Lord and Christ,
TOUton ton IeSOUN hon huMEIS e-stauROsa-te .
this :Jesus whom you crucified.
6. 2:37-42 RESULTS OF CONVICTION
a. 2:37 REPENTANCE OF THE FIRST CONVERTS
A-KOUsan-tes de, ka-teNUge-san  ten karDIan,
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in theirheart,
EI-PAN te pros ton PEtron kai tous loiPOUS a-poSTOlous, Ti poiEso-men, [ANdres] a-delPHOI?
andsaid unto :Peter and the rest of theapostles, [Men] Brethren, what shall we do?
b. 2:38 THE PETER PACKAGE
PEtros de pros auTOUS, Me-ta-noEsa-te  kai bap-tisTHEto  HEka-stos huMON
And Peter saidunto them, Repent and be baptized each of you
en to oNOma-ti IeSOU ChrisTOU eis Aphe-sin ton ha-mar-tiON huMON;
in the name of Jesus Christ unto remission of your :sins;
kai LEMpses-the  ten do-reAN  tou HaGIou PNEUma-tos.
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
c. 2:39 THE EXTENT OF THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
huMIN GAR es-tin he e-pag-geLIa , kai tois TEKnois huMON, kai PAsi tois eis maKRAN ,
For to you is the promise, and to your :children, and to all that are afar off,
HOsous an pro-skaLEse-tai  KUri-os ho TheOS heMON.
as many as the Lord our :God shall call unto him.
d. 2:40 SEPARATION FROM THE UNGODLY
heTErois te LOgois PLEIo-sin di-e-marTUra-to , kai pa-reKAlei  auTOUS,
And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them,
LEgon, SOthe-te  aPO tes ge-neAS tes sko-liAS  TAUtes.
saying, Be saved from this :crooked :generation.
e. 2:41 THREE THOUSAND ADDED
hoi men oun a-po-deXAme-noi  ton LOgon auTOU e-bapTISthe-san :
They then that received his :word were baptized:
kai pro-seTEthe-san  en te heMEra eKEIne psuCHAI hoSEI triSCHIli-ai.
and in that :day were added about three thousand souls.
f. 2:42 THEIR STEADFAST CONTINUANCE
Esan de pro-skar-teROUNtes te di-daCHE ton a-poSTOlon kai tekoi-noNIa ,
And they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching and the fellowship of the apostles,
te KLAsei  tou ARtou  kai tais pro-seuCHAIS .
the breaking of the bread and the prayers.
7. 2:43-47 SPIRIT OUTPOURED PRODUCED UNUSUAL RESPONSES
a. 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
E-GIne-to de PAse psuCHE PHObos: polLA de TEra-ta  kai seMEIa diA ton a-poSTOlon eGIne-to.
b. 2:44-45 STATE OF THE PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANS
PANtes de hoi piSTEUsan-tes ePI to auTO EIchon HApan-ta koiNA ;
And all that believed together had all things common;
kai ta KTEma-ta  kai tas huPARxeis  ePIpra-skon ,
45and they sold theirpossessions and :goods,
kai di-eMEri-zon  auTA PAsin, kaTHOti an tis CHREIan EIchen.
and distributed them to all, according as any manhad need.
c. 2:46-47a HAPPINESS AND INCREASE
kath' heMEran te, pro-skar-teROUNtes  ho-mo-thu-maDON  en to hi-eRO ,
And daily, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple,
KLON-TES  te kat' OIkon ARton,
and breaking bread at home,
me-teLAMba-non  troPHES 5160] en a-gal-liAsei  kai a-pheLOte-ti  karDIas,
they partook of theirfood with gladness and singleness of heart,
aiNOUNtes  ton TheON, kai Echon-tes CHArin pros HOlon ton laON.
47a praising :God, and having favor with all the people.
d. 2:47b And the Lord added together daily those being saved.
ho de KUri-os pro-seTIthei tous so-zoMEnous kath' heMEran ePI to auTO.
NOTE: Peter didn't “pull his punches” when confronting the people of Israel following the unusual manifestation at the Feast of Pentecost. Note how God arranged that the fulfillment of this Feast fell on the very day of Pentecost!
On June 6 of 1992, my wife Marie and I were in Jerusalem on this Anniversary. Rarely does it happen, but the Christian solar anniversary of this Feast fell on the very same day as the Jewish Lunar celebration. One million Jews from the Diaspora came to Israel that year for the event. But - not only that - it alsofell on the 25thAnniversary of the Fall of Jerusalem back into the hands of Israel after some 1900 years. This coinciding of these 3 events in celebration - will never happen again - but God arranged it for His own special purposes and to get His point across. It fell 10 days after Jesus' Ascension, and 50 days after His Resurrection. Are we listening from God's point of view?
Then in 2:29-36 we see how the Father gave to His Son the privilege of baptizing the first 120 in the Holy Spirit. Peter wanted to ensure that Israel understood that these events underlined the importance of the Father's role in making this Jesus both Lord and Christ (Messiah).
Then note in 2:37-42 the extraordinary results of Peter's anointed and clear preaching: Deep conviction, and willingness to obey God's Word through Peter in true repentance, and their water baptism to confirm this inward heart change - and immediate reception of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of the apostles' hands.
In verse 38 Peter gives the 3 steps to follow the deep conviction from his preaching. The third step of this “Peter Package” is to receive the gift (do-reA) of the Holy Spirit. Only 11 times does this word appear in the NT; each time belonging to the Holy Spirit - following the Day of Pentecost. It appears first in John 4:10, used by Jesus, when He described to the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well, that this “gift” is like an artesian wellthat neverruns dry. Look up Strong's #1421 for the other 9 references. 3000 were baptized immediately, making it parallel to circumcision under the OT. In Exodus 4 God sought to slay Moses because he failed to circumcise his sons because of his wife Zipporah. Just so those who repent and believe should seek immediate baptism before receiving the “gift” of the Holy Spirit. See Acts 8, 9, 10 & 11; 19:1-6 - for the apostolic practice in this regard.
In Acts 2:42 we see the 4-fold follow-up by these first 3000 souls.
And lastly in 2:43-47 the extraordinary results practiced by these 3000 in worship, home activity and continued evangelism.
Again, because of God's Bible Numerics through Mr. Panin, Acts 2 is divided into 7 subdivisions, which give added clarity, cohesion and strength to the unfolding of this great historical event. And it, with the two other Feasts of the Jews, are all tied together with the 7 Feasts of the Jews recorded in Leviticus 23. Jesusfulfilled the Great Passover event when Israel left Egypt following God's 10 plagues on Pharaoh and his nation. Jesusis our Passover Lamb. Now we have this chapter in which the Holy Spirit fulfills the Great Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). And lastly at His second coming, Jesus will fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles, which is soon upon us.
Certainly then, this second chapter of the book of Acts sets the stage for this entire church age, just as Jesus prepared for it at Calvary and His Resurrection 50 days previously.
God bless us and open our eyes as we meditate on this unusual chapter. J.A.W.