New American Standard Bible
They were amazed and astonished, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
King James Bible
And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
Darby Bible Translation
And all were amazed and wondered, saying, Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galilaeans?
World English Bible
They were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Behold, aren't all these who speak Galileans?
Young's Literal Translation
and they were all amazed, and did wonder, saying one unto another, 'Lo, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Galileans - Inhabitants of Galilee. It was remarkable that they should speak in this manner, because:
(2) Their dialect was proverbially barbarous and corrupt, Mark 14:70; Matthew 26:73. They were regarded as an outlandish people, unacquainted with other nations and languages, and hence, the amazement that they could address them in the refined language of other people. Their native ignorance was the occasion of making the miracle more striking. The native weakness of Christian ministers makes the grace and glory of God more remarkable in the success of the gospel. "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us," 2 Corinthians 4:7. The success which God often grants to those who are of slender endowments and of little learning, though blessed with an humble and pious heart, is often amazing to the people of the world. God has "chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise," 1 Corinthians 1:27. This should teach us that no talent or attainment is too humble to be employed for mighty purposes, in its proper sphere, in the kingdom of Christ; and that pious effort may accomplish much, and then burn in heaven with increasing luster for ever, while pride, and learning, and talent may blaze uselessly among people, and then be extinguished in eternal night.
LibraryMarch 4. "They were all Filled with the Holy Ghost" (Acts ii. 4).
"They were all filled with the Holy Ghost" (Acts ii. 4). Blessed secret of spiritual purity, victory and joy, of physical life and healing, and all power for service. Filled with the Spirit there is no room for self or sin, for fret or care. Filled with the Spirit we repel the elements of disease that are in the air as the red-hot iron repels the water that touches it. Filled with the Spirit we are always ready for service, and Satan turns away when he finds the Holy Ghost enrobing us in His garments …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Means of Grace
Pricked in their Heart
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away."
They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."
"And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?
And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
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