In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now
the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the
surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over
the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was
light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the
light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the
darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there
was morning—the first day.
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the
interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some
disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy
Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not
even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” So Paul asked, “Then
what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied.
Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He
told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is,
in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of
the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the
Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and
prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.