NIV 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. (3) They saw
what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on
each of them. (4) All of them were
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the
Spirit enabled them. (5) Now there were
staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
(6) When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment,
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
(7) Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are
not all these men who are speaking Galileans? (8) Then how is it that
each of us hears them in his own native language?
(9) Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia,
Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, (10)
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene;
visitors from Rome (11) (both Jews and
converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the
wonders of God in our own tongues!" (12)
Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"
(13) Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too