Acts 2:8
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New International Version
Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?

New Living Translation
and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages!

English Standard Version
And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?

New American Standard Bible
"And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

King James Bible
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How is it that each of us can hear in our own native language?

International Standard Version
So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language:

NET Bible
And how is it that each one of us hears them in our own native language?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“How are we hearing, everyone, his own dialect in which we were born?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why do we hear them speaking in our native dialects?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And how do we hear each one speak in our own tongue, with which we were brought up?

King James 2000 Bible
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, in which we were born?

American King James Version
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

American Standard Version
And how hear we, every man in our own language wherein we were born?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?

Darby Bible Translation
and how do *we* hear [them] each in our own dialect in which we have been born,

English Revised Version
And how hear we, every man in our own language, wherein we were born?

Webster's Bible Translation
And how do we hear every man in our own language, wherein we were born?

Weymouth New Testament
How then does each of us hear his own native language spoken by them?

World English Bible
How do we hear, everyone in our own native language?

Young's Literal Translation
and how do we hear, each in our proper dialect, in which we were born?
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 8. - Language for tongue, A.V. Language (διαλέκτῳ, as in Acts 1:19). It only occurs in the New Testament in the Acts, and may mean either language or dialect. Here it is properly rendered language, and is synonymous with γλώσσαις in ver. 11.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
7They were amazed and astonished, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8"And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? 9"Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,…
Cross References
Luke 1:67
His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

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

Acts 2:9
Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
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