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And they were thrown out of position

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and were marveling at it, saying, “Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?


They were so astonished they almost went out of their minds. They were expressing wonder at what they heard, saying, “This is amazing – what we are hearing should not be coming from this group of men who are obviously from Galilee.”



This verb means “to displace.” It comes from a combination of the words “out” and “stand or standing,” hence, “out of place, out of position.” It was often used of being so amazed that one is thrown into a different state of mind, either “gone mad/crazy, or amazed and astonished.” Here it is obviously used of being astonished because something was going on that they could not understand or explain.