Acts 2 by the numbers.
(12) times words used to describe speaking.
Genesis 1 - God speaks and the world and all that is in it is created.
Genesis 12 - God speaks and tells Abram to leave his country and go to Canaan.
Exodus 20 - God speaks and gives the law to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
John 1 - Jesus referred to as the Word made flesh.
Acts 2 - Holy Spirit enlivens the disciples to speak.
(8) times the word for everyone included is used.
1) All together in one place, 2) all filled with Holy Spirit, 3) multitude came together, 4) all these are Galileans, 5) all nations represented, 6) all continued in amazement, 7) all you who live, 8) everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
(4) times the people are described as hearing or listening.
The results of the speaking:
A. Amazed, perplexed and asking “What does this mean?”
C. 3,000 saved and welcomed into the new church birthed that day.