Lesson 32a — Acts 2:15-20

Do Your Three-Pass Effort at Translating the Verses

Pass #1:  Translate as many words as you can on your own.  Here are worksheets you can use:

Pass #2:  Use your reader's edition to fill in the words that are used less than 30 times in the NT.

At this point, see if you can manage any sort of translation of these verses, even if it is only fragmentary.

Pass #3:  Go to StepBible and fill in all the remaining words.


Your goal, of course, for two years from now is that you have no gaps available to fill in when you hit step 3.


Read Verses Aloud to Yourself.

Acts 2

15 οὐ γὰρ ὡς ὑμεῖς ὑπολαμβάνετε οὗτοι μεθύουσιν, ἔστιν γὰρ ὥρα τρίτη τῆς ἡμέρας,

16 ἀλλὰ τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ εἰρημένον διὰ τοῦ προφήτου Ἰωήλ·

17 Καὶ ἔσται ἐν ταῖς ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις, λέγει ὁ θεός, ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου ἐπὶ πᾶσαν σάρκα, καὶ προφητεύσουσιν οἱ υἱοὶ ὑμῶν καὶ αἱ θυγατέρες ὑμῶν, καὶ οἱ νεανίσκοι ὑμῶν ὁράσεις ὄψονται, καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ὑμῶν ἐνυπνίοις ἐνυπνιασθήσονται·

18 καί γε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους μου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰς δούλας μου ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου, καὶ προφητεύσουσιν.

19 καὶ δώσω τέρατα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἄνω καὶ σημεῖα ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς κάτω, αἷμα καὶ πῦρ καὶ ἀτμίδα καπνοῦ·

20 ὁ ἥλιος μεταστραφήσεται εἰς σκότος καὶ ἡ σελήνη εἰς αἷμα πρὶν ἢ ἐλθεῖν ἡμέραν κυρίου τὴν μεγάλην καὶ ἐπιφανῆ.


Practice Pronouncing with Bob

Acts 2:15

Acts 2:16

Acts 2:17

Acts 2:18

Acts 2:19

Acts 2:20


Handwrite the Verses

Please do not give up on handwriting.  If you are making a full, handwritten manuscript of Acts as you work through the book, that is great. 

If you are not doing any handwriting, you can print out these worksheets and do your handwriting on them.

Acts 2:15

Acts 2:16

Acts 2:17

Acts 2:18

Acts 2:19

Acts 2:20



Click  to Listen To Maurice Robinson Pronounce these Verses


Come Up With a Rough Translation on Your Own...


Compare your translation to That of Others

ESV, NASB, plus SBLGNT at StepBible.org


Read Over All the Notes in Net Bible...

...to learn whatever you can from them.








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