Utterly amazed,1 they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans?2
Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language?
Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,3 Pontus4 and Asia,5
Phrygia6 and Pamphylia,7 Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene;8 visitors from Rome
(both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"
Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"
Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine. "9
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.
These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!10
No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
" 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.11 Your sons and daughters will prophesy,12 your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.