The Crowd’s Response

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” — Acts 2:5-15.

There were devout Jews from many nations residing in Jerusalem.

When the sound occurred, a confused crowd gathers because each one hears the apostles of Jesus speaking in his native language. This baffles them.

They are Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and the province Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs were hearing them speaking in their own languages about the great deeds God has done!

All are amazed and greatly confused. They ask one another what this could mean.

Others mock the speakers, saying, they are drunk on new wine.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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