New International Version
Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?
King James Bible
And how hear we every man in 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,
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?
Acts 2:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How hear we every man in our own tongue - Some have supposed from this that the miracle was not so much wrought on the disciples as on their hearers: imagining that, although the disciples spoke their own tongue, yet every man so understood what was spoken as if it had been spoken in the language in which he was born. Though this is by no means so likely as the opinion which states that the disciples themselves spoke all these different languages, yet the miracle is the same, howsoever it be taken; for it must require as much of the miraculous power of God to enable an Arab to understand a Galilean, as to enable a Galilean to speak Arabic. But that the gift of tongues was actually given to the apostles, we have the fullest proof; as we find particular ordinances laid down by those very apostles for the regulation of the exercise of this gift; see 1 Corinthians 14:1, etc.
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Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall he saved.--ACTS 2:21. Manasseh did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, after the abominations of the heathen, and he reared up altars for Baal. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.--And …
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His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
Utterly amazed, they asked: "Aren't all these who are speaking Galileans?
Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
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