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And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because they were each one hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and marveled, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 "And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?" Acts 2:6-8 (NAS)

It was important for those who were there to hear and understand God's message as "faith comes from hearing...and hearing by the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). 

Most (if not all) of the Jews at that time spoke Hebrew and Aramaic...and perhaps most of them spoke Greek which was the common language of that time.  However, in this miraculous event they were not all hearing Hebrew...they were not all hearing Greek...rather, each of them were each hearing in their own language or dialect to which they were born.  Because of this they were "amazed."  This truly was a miraculous event.

The apostles had, by faith, obeyed the first of Jesus' instructions to them:

Jesus' Words After He Rose from the Dead
 and Before He Ascended to Heaven
Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:44-49,
John 20:21-23, John 21:15-19, Acts 1:4-9

Jesus' Commands

Related Promises

The Disciples' Obedience of Faith

Go into all the world, beginning in Jerusalem.  Preach the gospel to all creation. Preach about repentance, belief and baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus would be with them always, even until the end of the age.  
Baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Those that believed, repented and were baptized would receive the forgiveness of sins.  
Teaching them to observe all that Jesus commands.
Those that believed, repented and were baptized would receive the forgiveness of sins.  
Stay in Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit would come upon them in Jerusalem. They stayed in Jerusalem until they received the promised Holy Spirit -- Acts 1:12, Acts 2.
Peter to shepherd and feed Jesus' flock. Jesus told them the manner in which they would die.  

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