Acts 2:8

8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?

Acts 2:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
ESV
8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?
NLT
8 and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages!
MSG
8 How come we're hearing them talk in our various mother tongues?
CSB
8 How is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

Acts 2:8 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 2:8

And how hear we every man in our own tongue
Them speaking, as the Ethiopic version reads; that is, we everyone of us hear one or another, speak in the same language,

wherein we were born;
our native language; for though these men were Jews by descent, yet were born and brought up in other countries, which language they spake; and not the Hebrew, or Syriac, or Chaldee.

Acts 2:8 In-Context

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?
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,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome