Acts 2:12
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New International Version
Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"

New Living Translation
They stood there amazed and perplexed. "What can this mean?" they asked each other.

English Standard Version
And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”

New American Standard Bible
And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"

King James Bible
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were all astounded and perplexed, saying to one another, "What could this be?"

International Standard Version
All of them continued to be stunned and puzzled, and they kept asking one another, "What can this mean?"

NET Bible
All were astounded and greatly confused, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were all astonished and bewildered. They were saying one to another, “What is this phenomenon?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of these devout men were stunned and puzzled. They asked each other, "What can this mean?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they were all amazed and were in doubt, saying one to another, What does this mean?

King James 2000 Bible
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this?

American King James Version
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this?

American Standard Version
And they were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: What meaneth this?

Darby Bible Translation
And they were all amazed and in perplexity, saying one to another, What would this mean?

English Revised Version
And they were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Weymouth New Testament
They were all astounded and bewildered, and asked one another, "What can this mean?"

World English Bible
They were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, "What does this mean?"

Young's Literal Translation
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one unto another, 'What would this wish to be?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:5-13 The difference in languages which arose at Babel, has much hindered the spread of knowledge and religion. The instruments whom the Lord first employed in spreading the Christian religion, could have made no progress without this gift, which proved that their authority was from God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Perplexed for in doubt, A.V. and T.R.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they were all amazed,.... That is, all these devout men, Jews and proselytes, which came from other nations before mentioned:

and were in doubt; not whether the apostles spoke in various languages, nor about the sense of their words; for they not only heard them with their ears, and were assured of the facts, but they seem also to understand what was said, since they call the things delivered, the great or wonderful things of God; but they were at a loss in their minds what should be the cause of this, or the reason of such a dispensation,

saying, one to another, what meaneth this? from whence is it? what is the design of it? or what the end to be answered by it? or what will follow upon it? surely something considerable.



Acts 2:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
11Cretans and Arabs-- we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God." 12And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" 13But others were mocking and saying, "They are full of sweet wine."
Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,

Mark 6:20
because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him.

Acts 2:7
Utterly amazed, they asked: "Aren't all these who are speaking Galileans?

Acts 2:11
(both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs--we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!"
Treasury of Scripture

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What means this?

What.

Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had …

Acts 17:20 For you bring certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore …

Luke 15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

Luke 18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

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