Acts 2:2-12 NIV

2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

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3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tonguesa as the Spirit enabled them.

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    • g 2:4 - Or "languages" ; also in verse 11
      5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

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      6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.
      7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?

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          8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?
          9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,b

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            • h 2:9 - That is, the Roman province by that name
              10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome

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              11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”
              12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

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              • a 2:4 - Or "languages" ; also in verse 11
              • b 2:9 - That is, the Roman province by that name
              • c 2:21 - Joel 2:28-32
              • d 2:23 - Or "of those not having the law" (that is, Gentiles)
              • e 2:28 - Psalm 16:8-11 (see Septuagint)
              • f 2:35 - Psalm 110:1