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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Acts 2:2


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    King James Bible - Acts 2:2

    And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

    World English Bible

    Suddenly there came from the sky a
    sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

    Douay-Rheims - Acts 2:2

    And suddenly there came a
    sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And suddenly there came a
    sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 CONJ εγενετο 1096 5633 V-2ADI-3S αφνω 869 ADV εκ 1537 PREP του 3588 T-GSM ουρανου 3772 N-GSM ηχος 2279 N-NSM ωσπερ 5618 ADV φερομενης 5342 5730 V-PEP-GSF πνοης 4157 N-GSF βιαιας 972 A-GSF και 2532 CONJ επληρωσεν 4137 5656 V-AAI-3S ολον 3650 A-ASM τον 3588 T-ASM οικον 3624 N-ASM ου 3757 ADV ησαν 2258 5713 V-IXI-3P καθημενοι 2521 5740 V-PNP-NPM

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (2) -
    Ac 16:25,26 Isa 65:24 Mal 3:1 Lu 2:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:2

    y de repente vino un estruendo del cielo como de un viento vehemente que venía con ímpetu , el cual llen toda la casa donde estaban sentados;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Acts 2:2

    Verse 2. A
    sound from heaven] Probably thunder is meant, which is the harbinger of the Divine presence.

    Rushing mighty wind] The passage of a large portion of electrical fluid over that place would not only occasion the sound, or thunder, but also the rushing mighty wind; as the air would rush suddenly and strongly into the vacuum occasioned by the rarefaction of the atmosphere in that place, through the sudden passage of the electrical fluid; and the wind would follow the direction of the fire. There is a good deal of similarity between this account and that of the appearance of God to Elijah, 1 Kings xix. 11, 12, where the strong wind, the earthquake, and the fire, were harbingers of the Almighty's presence, and prepared the heart of Elijah to hear the small still voice; so, this sound, and the mighty rushing wind, prepared the apostles to receive the influences and gifts of the Holy Spirit. In both cases, the sound, strong wind, and fire, although natural agents, were supernaturally employed. See the note on chap. ix. 7.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven , etc.] Which is expressive of the original of the gifts and graces of the Spirit of God, which come from above, from heaven, from the Father of lights; and of the freeness of them, being unmerited; and so come suddenly, at an unawares, being unthought of, undesired, and unexpected, and so certainly undeserved; and may be a symbol of the sound of the Gospel, which from hence was to go forth into all the earth; and may likewise express the rise of that, and the freeness of the grace of God in it, and its sudden spread throughout the world: as of a rushing mighty wind ; it was not a wind, but like one; and the noise it made, was like the rushing noise of a strong and boisterous wind, that carries all before it: the Spirit of God is sometimes compared to the wind, because of the freeness of his operations; as that blows where it listeth, so he works when and where, and on whom he pleases; and also because of the power and efficacy of his grace, which is mighty and irresistible, and works with great energy upon the minds of men; and as the wind is secret and invisible, so the operations of the Spirit are in a manner secret and imperceptible unto men: this may likewise be applied to the Gospel, when it comes with the Holy Ghost, and with power; it makes its way into the heart, and throws down the strong holds of sin and Satan; there it works effectually, though secretly, and is the power of God to salvation: and it filled all the house where they were sitting ; which was the temple, or the upper room or chamber in it, where they were assembled; so in the Ethiopic confession of faith it is said, the Holy Ghost descended upon the apostles, in the upper room of Zion; this may be a symbol of the Gospel filling the whole world.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-4 - We cannot
    forget how often, while their Master was with them there wer strifes among the disciples which should be the greatest; but now all these strifes were at an end. They had prayed more together of late Would we have the Spirit poured out upon us from on high, let us be all of one accord. And notwithstanding differences of sentiments an interests, as there were among those disciples, let us agree to love one another; for where brethren dwell together in unity, there the Lor commands his blessing. A rushing mighty wind came with great force This was to signify the powerful influences and working of the Spiri of God upon the minds of men, and thereby upon the world. Thus the convictions of the Spirit make way for his comforts; and the roug blasts of that blessed wind, prepare the soul for its soft and gentl gales. There was an appearance of something like flaming fire, lightin on every one of them, according to John Baptist's saying concernin Christ; He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. The Spirit, like fire, melts the heart, burns up the dross, and kindle pious and devout affections in the soul; in which, as in the fire of the altar, the spiritual sacrifices are offered up. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, more than before. They were filled with the graces of the Spirit, and more than ever under his sanctifyin influences; more weaned from this world, and better acquainted with the other. They were more filled with the comforts of the Spirit, rejoice more than ever in the love of Christ and the hope of heaven: in it all their griefs and fears were swallowed up. They were filled with the gifts of the Holy Ghost; they had miraculous powers for the furtheranc of the gospel. They spake, not from previous though or meditation, but as the Spirit gave them utterance.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 CONJ εγενετο 1096 5633 V-2ADI-3S αφνω 869 ADV εκ 1537 PREP του 3588 T-GSM ουρανου 3772 N-GSM ηχος 2279 N-NSM ωσπερ 5618 ADV φερομενης 5342 5730 V-PEP-GSF πνοης 4157 N-GSF βιαιας 972 A-GSF και 2532 CONJ επληρωσεν 4137 5656 V-AAI-3S ολον 3650 A-ASM τον 3588 T-ASM οικον 3624 N-ASM ου 3757 ADV ησαν 2258 5713 V-IXI-3P καθημενοι 2521 5740 V-PNP-NPM

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    2. A
    sound (hcov). See on Luke iv. 37.

    Of a rushing mighty wind (feromenhv pnohv biaiav). Lit., of a mighty wind born along. Pnoh is a blowing, a blast. Only here and ch. xxvii. 25. Rev., as of the rushing of a mighty wind.

    The house. Not merely the room. Compare ch. i. 13.

    Were sitting. Awaiting the hour of prayer. See ver. 15.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    2:2 {Suddenly} (afnw). Old adverb, but in the N.T. only in Acts (#2:2; 16:26; 28:6). Kin to exaifnes (#Ac 22:61). {A sound} (ecos). Our echo. Old word, already in #Lu 4:37 for rumour and #Lu 21:25 for the roar of the sea. It was not wind, but a roar or reverberation "as of the rushing of a mighty wind" (hwsper feromenes pnoes biaias). this is not a strict translation nor is it the genitive absolute. It was "an echoing sound as of a mighty wind borne violently" (or rushing along like the whirr of a tornado). pnoe (wind) is used here (in the N.T. only here and #17:25 though old word) probably because of the use of pneuma in verse #4 of the Holy Spirit. In #Joh 3:5-8 pneuma occurs for both wind and Spirit. {Filled} (eplerwsen). "As a bath is filled with water, that they might be baptized with the Holy Ghost, in fulfilment of #Ac 1:5" (Canon Cook). {They were sitting} (esan kaqemenoi). Periphrastic imperfect middle of kaqemai.


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