New International Version
Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
King James Bible
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Darby Bible Translation
And there came suddenly a sound out of heaven as of a violent impetuous blowing, and 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.
Young's Literal Translation
and there came suddenly out of the heaven a sound as of a bearing violent breath, and it filled all the house where they were sitting,
Acts 2:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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 19:11, 1 Kings 19:12, 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 Acts 9:7.
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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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Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound as the glory of the LORD rose from the place where it was standing.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.
When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
1 Peter 1:12
It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
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