Acts 2:8
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?

Berean Study Bible
How is it then that each of us hears them in his own native language?

Berean Literal Bible
And how do we each hear our own language in which we were born?

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

New King James Version
And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?

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

NASB 1995
"And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

NASB 1977
“And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

Amplified Bible
Then how is it that each of us hears in our own language or native dialect?

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Then why do we hear them speaking our very own languages?

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

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

Good News Translation
How is it, then, that all of us hear them speaking in our own native languages?

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And how do we hear, each in our proper dialect, in which we were born?

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

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

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
7Astounded and amazed, they asked, “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8 How is it then that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,…

Cross References
Luke 1:67
Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

Acts 2:7
Astounded and amazed, they asked, "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans?

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


Treasury of Scripture

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









(8) And how hear we every man in our own tongue?--We have here, it is obvious, a composite utterance, in which the writer embodies the manifold expressions which came from those who represented the several nationalities that are afterwards enumerated.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
How is it then that
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

each
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

of us
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

hears [them]
ἀκούομεν (akouomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

his
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

own
ἰδίᾳ (idia)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

native
ἐγεννήθημεν (egennēthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1080: From a variation of genos; to procreate; figuratively, to regenerate.

language?
διαλέκτῳ (dialektō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1258: Language, speech, conversation, manner of speaking. From dialegomai; a discourse, i.e. 'dialect'.


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