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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And suddenly there came a sound from heauen as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rushing of a violent wind, and all the house where they were was full of it.
- Basic English Bible

And there came suddenly a sound out of heaven as of a violent impetuous blowing, and filled all the house where they were sitting.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

when suddenly there came from the sky a sound as of a strong rushing blast of wind. This filled the whole house where they were sitting;
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

And sodeynli ther was maad a sown fro heuene, as of a greet wynde comynge, and it fillide al the hous where thei saten.
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:2


2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven - So will the Son of man come to judgment. And it filled all the house - That is, all that part of the temple where they were sitting.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:2


Ac 2:2 There came a sound. As this day, the day of the founding of the church, was to be a day of signs and wonders, the shedding forth of the Spirit was made perceptible to all. The sound was heard, the tongues of fire were seen, the word was spoken in many languages. It filled all the house. The mighty sound. At the same time the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, their spirits baptized in the Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 2:2

  • So what do I think? Was there really a great "physical " wind the literally blew through the room turning over plates, bowls maybe tables? Did it blow curtains and clothing? Did it mess up the women 's hair? Well, maybe. But really I think vs 2 captures an idea of the force of the Holy Spirit. The cleansing of all unrighteousness that may have previously inhabited that area even though they were disciples. When the Holy Spirit moves, there is no room for the demonic. I think it also represents the fact that the Holy Spirit it just that, our Holy "Spirit ". The binding Spirit of the Trinity that also binds us together with Jesus as He is bound to our Father. It is the picture of the force of the Spiritual wind cleansing the air, bringing in the Power of the gifts of the Spirit and yet the coolness of a peaceful breeze that follows as we rest in His wings. John 3 3 talks of how we can hear the wind but have no idea where it comes from or where its going, we just no that it is. This too is our call in believing the movement of the Holy Spirit. We can feel Him, hear Him and be directed by Him even though we cannot see Him. Nor do we know where He has just come from or where we are going at that minute, we still know that He is there. Not just with power, but with peace.
  • My thoughts are as follows:
    The manifestation of God differs from place to place, and generation to generation. Elijah, for example heard a still small voice. However, before the still small voice was a strong wind, followed by earthquake, and fire (1Kings 19). The Lord was not in the "strong wind" of Elijah, but in the wind of Acts 2:2. This tells us to be discerning that God chooses how He manifests Himself.

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