Acts 2:7

7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?

Read Acts 2:7 Using Other Translations

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
And they were amazed and astonished, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
They were completely amazed. “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “These people are all from Galilee,

What does Acts 2:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 2:7

And they were all amazed, and marvelled
They were struck with surprise, they were as it were out of themselves, like persons in an ecstasy, not knowing what could be the cause or meaning of this:

saying one to another;
the phrase "one to another", is left out in the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions, and so it is in the Alexandrian copy:

behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
rude, unpolished, and unlearned men; who had never been brought up in any school of learning, and had never learned any language but their mother tongue; and that they pronounced with an ill grace, and in a very odd manner; and which made the thing the more astonishing to them. The apostles were inhabitants of Galilee, and so very likely were the greatest part of those that were with them: hence the Christians afterwards, by way of contempt, were called Galilaeans; as they are by Julian F24 the apostate, and others F25.


F24 Opera, par. 1. Fragment. p. 557. & par. 2. Ep. 49. p. 203, 204.
F25 Arrian. Epictet. l. 4. c. 7.
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