Acts 2:5
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New International Version
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

New Living Translation
At that time there were devout Jews from every nation living in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.

Berean Study Bible
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

Berean Literal Bible
Now there were Jews dwelling in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.

New American Standard Bible
Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.

King James Bible
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.

International Standard Version
Now devout Jews from every nation on earth were living in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven residing in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were men dwelling in Jerusalem who were worshipers of God, Jews from every nation under Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Devout Jewish men from every nation were living in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.)

King James 2000 Bible
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

American King James Version
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

American Standard Version
Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, pious men, from every nation of those under heaven.

English Revised Version
Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
Now there were Jews residing in Jerusalem, devout men from every part of the world.

World English Bible
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky.

Young's Literal Translation
And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation of those under the heaven,
Study Bible
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6And when this sound rang out, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking his own language.…
Cross References
Luke 2:25
Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Acts 8:2
God-fearing men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.

Colossians 1:23
if indeed you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope of the gospel you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Treasury of Scripture

And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

were.

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch …

Exodus 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which …

Isaiah 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I …

Zechariah 8:18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,

Luke 24:18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said to him, …

John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

devout.

Acts 8:2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation …

Acts 10:2,7 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave …

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief …

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good …

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

under.

Deuteronomy 2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you …

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …

Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, …

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved …

(5) There were dwelling at Jerusalem.--The phrase is one of frequent occurrence in St. Luke's writings (Luke 13:4; Acts 1:19; Acts 4:16). As a word, it implied a more settled residence than the "sojourning" of Luke 24:18 (see Note), Hebrews 11:9, but was probably sufficiently wide in its range to include the worshippers who had come up to keep the feast.

Devout men.--For the meaning of the word see Note on Luke 2:25. The primary meaning was one of cautious reverence, the temper that handles sacred things devoutly. As such, it was probably used to include proselytes as well as Jews by birth. The words that are added, "from every nation under heaven," reduce the probability to a certainty. It appears again in Acts 8:2.

Verse 5. - Now for and, A.V. ; from for out of, A.V. Dwelling; either Jews come up for the feast, or perhaps rather domiciled at Jerusalem from motives of piety. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews,.... The Ethiopic version adds, "proselytes"; but they were not all such, as appears from the following account of them; many, and it seems the most of them were of Jewish extract and descent, and others were proselytes to the Jewish religion: these were not natives of Jerusalem, but such as were born in other countries, Acts 2:8 but were come to Jerusalem, either to learn the Hebrew language, which was necessary to their reading and understanding the books of Moses, and the prophets written in it; or for an increase of spiritual knowledge and piety; or, as is generally thought, to keep the feast of Pentecost; or rather, as Dr. Lightfoot thinks, they were come hither in great numbers from all parts, in expectation of the Messiah and his kingdom; the time being up, according to Daniel's weeks, and other prophecies, that he should appear: and these were

devout men; men of religion and piety, of faith and holiness; and as the Syriac version renders it, "who feared God"; for in these worst of times, among this wicked generation of men, there were some who had the fear of God before their eyes, and on their hearts; and these were collected from different quarters, to be witnesses of this amazing dispensation: for they came

out of every nation under heaven; that is, wherever the Jews were dispersed; being the descendants of those that were carried captive at different times, and into different places; as by Salmanezer, Nebuchadnezzar, Ptolomy Lagus, Antiochus, and in other lesser dispersions. 5-11. there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men out of every nation—not, it would seem, permanently settled there (see Ac 2:9), though the language seems to imply more than a temporary visit to keep this one feast.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.
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