The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Acts 2 - NIV: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. in one place. CONFUSED AND AMAZED (5-11) 1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? However, in the age of grace the gifts of the Spirit will be poured out on all mankind (Acts 2:8-11, 39, 41; 10:34-47; 11:20, 21; 15:7-12). There, God divided the languages of mankind, inflicting on it an impediment to communication (see Genesis 11:1-9).Suddenly, relationships … We may figure an eastern structure (see fig., vol. 7 1 Then the high priest asked Stephen, "Are these charges true?" But both these mysteries are here explained , and his death considered, [1.] The Acts of the Apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the New Testament. Commentary on Acts Page #6 Notes to the Reader To save space and for other reasons, I have chosen not to include the Bible text in these notes (please use your Bible to follow along). The Fear of God and Freedom from Goods. James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.For many … The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. Comp. tongue. - See the witnesses discussion with the Acts 1:8 notes. Such a supposition would embellish this wonder far beyond the text. Acts 2:1-47—Read the Bible online or download free. It was "the victor's crown," a … Vincent notes, "The Phrygians and Pamphylians, for instance, both spoke Greek, but in different idioms; the Parthians, Medes, and Elamites all spoke Persian, but in different provincial forms." These countries, from various causes, had become the principal residences of the dispersed Jewish nation. (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. The uttermost parts of the earth have been given to the Saviour Psalm 2:8, and the church should not rest until he … 16) And by [means of] the name [of Jesus], that is, by faith in the [power of His] name, this [crippled] man, whom you now see and know, was healed. 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. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Acts 2:8-9 "And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?" As the Spirit gave them utterance II. And they were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Acts 6:9). 8.Wherein we were born—The tongue of the country of their birth. William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Book of Acts Explained. Commentary on Acts 2:22-36 (Read Acts 2:22-36) From this gift of the Holy Ghost, Peter preaches unto them Jesus: and here is the history of Christ. This double miracle largely accounts for the paradoxical efficiency of the gospel on that wonderful occasion when the world saw a brilliant prelude, adumbrating the ineffable glories of the coming kingdom. John Piper Nov 25, 1990 157 Shares Sermon. And he said Stephen replied, in answer to the high priest's question, and addressed himself to the whole sanhedrim, saying: … All the commands of God, and all his communications, are such as to call up our energy, and teach us that we have much to do. And how hear we, every man in our own language wherein we were born? E. g., while Peter was preaching in Greek the Parthian heard him in his native Chaldaic tongue, the Median, the Elamite and the Mesopotamian each heard in his own native dialect. 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2:8 And how hear we, every man in our own language wherein we were born? The crowd made up of devout Jews visiting from other nations 2. That is to say, there is nothing in the feast of weeks that has anything to do with the filling of the holy spirit. Speaking with other tongues (known languages, cf. shows—and hence cannot be taken to mean that only one language common to all, viz., Aramaic, was spoken on the outpouring of the Spirit. His death is considered as God's act; and of wonderful grace and wisdom. The translation of the LXX. And to speak it the way a "native", a person born there and or raised in that region all their life would speak it. And regardless of the language spoken by any One, every auditor heard in his own language. 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 - That is, as we say, in our native language; what is spoken where we were born. This chapter records the events on the day of Pentecost, about 10 days after the ascension of Jesus Christ. Warren Wiersbe feels that the illustration of Abraham (Acts 7:2-8) demonstrates that "they misunderstood their own spiritual roots." 8. His death is considered as God's act; and of wonderful grace and wisdom. The effect of what they heard a. But when you look at the verse, and others, you will see that it does not teach baptismal regeneration, that baptism saves, or that baptism is necessary for salvation. In our own tongue, wherein we were born. Stephen's Defense. Jesus made a similar promise in John 7:37-39 where He said, “On the last day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let the one who … 8:32, He delivered him up for us all. Acts Chapter 7 deals with the defense of Stephen, a disciple and deacon in the early church, who was moving among the people performing miracles and preaching. 2 To this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! This list of geographical names shows the diversity of the people to whom the apostles spoke, the provinces and locations mentioned lying in all directions from Jerusalem and representing a cross-section of the languages spoken in the entire Roman empire. 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. In Acts 1:8, Luke was recording the promise of the gift of the HS by Christ to the disciples and to all believers in Christ that would take place after His ascension. Speaking in tongues was the miraculous ability to FLUENTLY speak in a foreign language and even in a certain regional dialect, that might only be spoken in one area. The tongue of the country of their birth. Acts 1:8 Context. And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were burn? + 2 But devout men carried Stephen away to bury him, and they made a great mourning over him. Ver. Written by Marion Adams. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation … Commentary on Acts 2:22-36 (Read Acts 2:22-36) From this gift of the Holy Ghost, Peter preaches unto them Jesus: and here is the history of Christ. ", "IN OUR OWN LANGUAGE WHEREIN WE WERE BORN"-Even though Greek was almost universally spoken throughout the Empire, most districts or regions held on to their own dialects (Acts 14:11). As God’s act; and in him it was an act of wonderful grace and wisdom. "AND HOW HEAR WE"-"And how is it" (NASV) We might say, "How are they doing that? April 2005. Scripture: Acts 2:37–41. Written by Hilda Bright and … Yes, it is the faith that comes through Jesus that is responsible for this man's perfect health, as you now all see. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Ac 2:8,11) 2. But others mocking said, They are filled with new wine. Watch our overview video on the book of Acts, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Stephen (stephanos from stepho = to encircle, twine or wreathe) means crown. ’ —used distributively as Acts 2:11 . Acts 2:38 is one of the more controversial verses in the Bible regarding baptism and whether or not it is the requirement for salvation. Some relate these signs in the heavens back to the darkening of the sky on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, understanding them “as tokens of the advent of the day of the Lord” (F. F. Bruce, The Book of Acts [Eerdmans], p. 69). It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. The names, of course, never formed part of the words uttered by the astonished crowd gathered round the house where the miracle had taken place, but were added by St. Luke when he finally revised the ‘Acts.’. All the commands of God, and all his communications, are such as to call up our energy, and teach us that we have much to do. For the words, “How do we hear, each of us in our own tongue in which we were born,” which sound abrupt by themselves (with which comp. i, pp. How shall we consider the house such as to admit so large an audience as this one hundred and twenty, three thousand, We may figure an eastern structure (see fig., vol. as … And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Romans: Paul's letter to the Romans [or download in RTF format] A Bible text and commentary on Paul's letter to the church in Rome. Also, the verb translated gave them utterance in Acts 2:4 is frequently used in Greek literature in connection with spiritually prompted (ecstatic) speech, not mere translation into other languages. 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. To human apprehension this was miraculous superfluity, as either of these miracles covered all the ground, and to our diagnosis precluded the necessity of the other. (Vincent p. 450). Acts 2:8. καὶ πῶς, and yet how) The period is concluded at Acts 2:11. - Bible Gateway. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. Καὶ πῶς , and yet how ) The period is concluded at Acts 2:11 . The Church Persecuted and Scattered - On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered ... And Saul approved of their killing him. "Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia," “Parthians”: They lived in what is modern Iran. The Acts of the Apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the New Testament. From these three verses (Acts 2:38; Mark 1:15; Acts 8:12), we understand the two prerequisites for baptism: repentance and belief of the gospel of the Kingdom of God. (e) Not that they spoke one language, and different languages were heard, but the apostles spoke with different languages: for otherwise the miracle would have been in the hearers, whereas it is really in the speakers; Nazianzen in his oration of Whitsunday. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, … And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? a. The language is eminently suited to express wonder. Here is an account of his death and sufferings, which they witnessed but a few weeks before. The list seems roughly to follow a certain geographical plan, which proceeds from the northeast to north-west, then to the south, and lastly, to the west. A Persian Jew understood Persic, an Egyptian one Coptic; just as an American Jew knows English, and in addition perhaps the vernacular Hebrew or Aramaic. Acts 2:6-11. 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? what we have observed on such parentheses in our comment on Gregorii Thaum. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 121, 326) so built as to enclose a square central area, lined with galleries looking in upon the area from the four sides. Apollos (Acts 18:24-28) was one of these Jews, and the people Paul spoke with in Acts 19 had this same limited understanding. How shall we consider the house such as to admit so large an audience as this one hundred and twenty, three thousand devout hearers, and perhaps, five hundred mockers? Paneg. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Apollos (Acts 18:24-28) was one of these Jews, and the people Paul spoke with in Acts 19 had this same limited understanding. Acts 7:2. Acts 8 NIV - And Saul approved of their killing him. Acts 2:8. Verse 10 is necessary to complete the thought. The catalogue contains the names of fifteen nations, in each of which a different language was spoken. The translation of the LXX. Acts 2:8. The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost. Acts 1:8 Commentary; Acts 20:17-27 Commentary; Acts 20:28-38 Commentary; JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Acts Commentary (1857, 1866) (Over 1000 pages!) Every man in our our tongue] Cleopatra was so skilful in the Eastern tongues that she could readily answer the Ethiopian, Hebrew, Arabian, Syrian, Median, Parthian ambassadors that came unto her; turning and tuning her tongue with ease (as an instrument of many strings, {a} saith Plutarch) to what dialect soever she listed. Go To The Book of Acts Index. 121, 326) so built as to enclose a square central area, lined with galleries looking in upon the area from the four sides. The apostles were representatives of a variety both of dialects, for instance, Pontic and Asiatic Greek, and of tongues. The Holy Spirit enables the disciples to speak in different languages. But in this double miracle we have a wonderful manifestation of the divine beneficence and the superabundance of redeeming grace (Romans 5:20). Foreign Jews had long lost their acquaintance with Hebrew and its various dialects. John Piper Dec 2, 1990 68 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. The healers had the faith. A large number of Jews from all over the Roman Empire, in Jerusalem to celebrate Pentecost, are puzzled about how these Galileans can speak their native languages and thus communicate with such a diverse crowd so personally (Acts 2:8). Scripture: Acts 2:42–47. And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? 4 "So he left the land of the Chaldeans … Someone might wonder what place good works have in the life of a Christian. Acts 1:8 Commentary; Acts 20:17-27 Commentary; Acts 20:28-38 Commentary; JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Acts Commentary (1857, 1866) (Over 1000 pages!) As Walker said: Root also concurred in this view, saying: The wonder of some and the mockery of others sprang from the sensational event of the Twelve apostles (this student believes Matthias participated in this) preaching all at one time to twelve assemblies at various places in the large temple enclosure. 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. The "all men" refers to all believers, male and female, slave and free, youth and old, irrespective of age or sex, or social standing. 8. Foreign Jews had long lost their acquaintance with Hebrew and its various dialects. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to … I am aware of a formatting issue in the NIV '84 edition. Drew the multitude together b. Peter would dispose of that slander in a brief word a little later. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it … A5, most Bible translations do not use God’s name in what is commonly called the New Testament, not even in quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. So, any interpretation which comes to the conclusion that baptism, or any other act, is necessary for salvation, is a faulty interpretation. dialektos, as in Acts 2:6. Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online.. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. As the Spirit gave them utterance II. ACTS 2:2-4 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. The gathering crowds, called by the supernatural sound, fill the area and galleries; and from the most elevated gallery we conceive Peter as addressing the whole. Acts 2:8. [21] Orin Root, Commentary on Acts (Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing Company, 1966), p. 10. Speaking with other tongues (known languages, cf. In some few instances (as in Parthia, Media, Elam), different dialects, for all practical purposes, ranked as distinct languages. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. Acts 2:38. Many people memorize Ephesians 2:8–9, and it is an excellent synopsis of the gospel, but the passage does not end at verse 9. Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and parts of Libya about Cyrene, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the mighty works of God. bore witness to the wide diffusion of the ‘Greek’ language among the chosen people, who, born and brought up in distant lands, were utterly ignorant of Hebrew. How hear we; we Parthians, Medes, and Elamites hear each in his own tongue. However, as explained in App. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document. Book of Acts Explained. 1 And when the day of a Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty a wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.. 3 And there appeared unto them a cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.. 4 And they were all filled with the a Holy Ghost, and began to … James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often … Go To The Book of Acts Index. Again, there was a danger of a competing, incomplete Christianity forming from these zealous, but unknowledgeable, followers. We have already seen that chapters 4–6 are all about good works and right behavior. The effect of what they heard a. However, as explained in App. § 94. Acts: Good News for Everyone [or download in RTF format] A Bible text and commentary on the book of Acts. In the case of baptism and salvation, the Bible is clear that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works of any kind, including baptism (Ephesians 2:8-9). 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and … The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost. As stated above, it is a mistake to suppose all of these languages were spoken "at once" and by a single speaker. The Miracle's Nature: The miracle temporarily "healed" the ailment God imposed at Babel. Dialektov signifies commonly a different way of speaking, or pronouncing in the same language; as our southern, and northern men differ in some words and pronunciation, though speaking both the English tongue. Acts 2 was the fulfillment of the promise our Lord made in Luke 24. God’s works being most perfect, the apostles might speak, not only the same language which all understood, but in the same idiom and propriety of speech which agreed to every one best. Notice two things about the miracle of Pentecost: its nature and its participants.. Here is an account of his death and sufferings, which they witnessed but a few weeks before. Acts 2:6 to 24 carefully, we discover that Peter is applying Joel 2:28 to what was happening when he spoke that day to the multitudes. The gathering crowds, called by the supernatural. At Jerusalem at this time there were separate synagogues where various languages were used in the services, and to these the foreign Jews resident in the city used to resort (see chap. That is clear because Peter says exactly that in Acts 2:33. THE REACTION OF THE CROWD (5-13) A. The entire passage consists of a speech, pleading with the Jews to accept Christ as their Saviour. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues # 2:4 Or … List of Nations to whom the Strangers belonged, who heard the Disciples speak in their own Languages. bore witness to the wide diffusion of the ‘Greek’ language among the chosen people, who, born and brought up in distant lands, were utterly ignorant of Hebrew. Acts 2:6 ), are, after the long parenthesis, whereby the sense of the sentence is elegantly kept in suspense, resumed in these words, “We do hear them speak,” etc. Some use this verse to say that one must be baptized in order to be saved. The crowd made up of devout Jews visiting from other nations 2. “Meads”: In Daniel’s time, they ruled with the Persians, but had settled in Parthia. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Dec 2, 1990. Yet no one became a prophet of God that day. Acts 2:8. The power and eloquence of men who but a short while previously had been fishermen in Galilee was an astounding thing; and the scoffers could think of no better explanation than to charge them with drunkenness, a charge as unreasonable as it was malicious. [20] W. R. Walker, Studies in Acts (Joplin, Missouri: College Press, n.d.), p. 17. A Persian Jew understood Persic, an Egyptian one Coptic; just as an American Jew knows English, and in addition perhaps the vernacular Hebrew or Aramaic. Acts 2 is the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition affirmed that Luke composed this book as well as the Gospel of Luke. Pentecost does, in no way, typify the events of Acts 2. It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. The receiving of the Spirit, through the laying on of … B. Peter's sermon on the day of Pentecost. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, How hear we every man in our own tongue -, And how hear we every man in our own tongue. Acts 2:6), are, after the long parenthesis, whereby the sense of the sentence is elegantly kept in suspense, resumed in these words, “We do hear them speak,” etc. 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. But this plan is not adhered to in all cases, for the last two names are independent of any such arrangement. 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. For the words, “How do we hear, each of us in our own tongue in which we were born,” which sound abrupt by themselves (with which comp. 1. Ac 2:8,11) 2. The uttermost parts of the earth have been given to the Saviour Psalm 2:8, and the church should not rest until he … In our own tongue, wherein we were born. 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' (Act 2:14-15) Peter begins his sermon. Again, there was a danger of a competing, incomplete Christianity forming from these zealous, but unknowledgeable, followers. And Saul approved of their killing him. Acts Chapter 7 . Acts 2:8 Context. Drew the multitude together b. The high priests of the synagogues grew angry and jealous of Stephen and accused him of blasphemy. Greek. He delivered him to death; not only permitted him to be put to death, but gave him up, devoted him: this is explained Rom. CONFUSED AND AMAZED (5-11) 1. i, pp. fill the area and galleries; and from the most elevated gallery we conceive Peter as addressing the whole. THE REACTION OF THE CROWD (5-13) A. 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