Acts 2:8-11

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,[a]
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome
11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”

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 2:8-11 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
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?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Cross References 6

  • 1. 1 Peter 1:1
  • 2. Acts 18:2; 1 Peter 1:1
  • 3. Acts 16:6; Acts 19:10; Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; 2 Corinthians 1:8; Revelation 1:4
  • 4. Acts 16:6; Acts 18:23
  • 5. Acts 13:13; Acts 14:24; Acts 15:38
  • 6. S Matthew 27:32

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, the Roman province by that name
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