Acts 2:3



Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And there appeared unto them separated tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

New American Standard Bible

And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

King James Version

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

International Standard Version

They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them.

A Conservative Version

And there appeared to them dividing tongues, as of fire, and they settled upon each one of them.

American Standard Version

And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them.

Amplified

And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them.

An Understandable Version

Then they saw what appeared to be flames of fire shooting down and landing on each one of them.

Anderson New Testament

And there appeared to them tongues like fire, which distributed them selves, and sat one on each of them.

Bible in Basic English

And they saw tongues, like flames of fire, coming to rest on every one of them.

Common New Testament

And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and there appeared several little flames, and sat upon each of them:

Darby Translation

And there appeared to them parted tongues, as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them.

Godbey New Testament

And there appeared unto them divided tongues, as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them;

Goodspeed New Testament

And they saw tongues like flames separating and settling one on the head of each of them,

Holman Bible

And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

John Wesley New Testament

And there appeared to them distinct tongues, as of fire; and it sat upon each of them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Julia Smith Translation

And seen to them were tongues divided as fire, and it sat upon Each one of them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And divided tongues like fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

Modern King James verseion

And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed; and it sat upon each of them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as they had been fire, and it sat upon each of them:

Moffatt New Testament

They saw tongues like flames distributing themselves, one resting on the head of each,

Montgomery New Testament

There appeared to them tongues, like flame, distributing themselves, one resting upon the head of each one,

NET Bible

And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them.

New Heart English Bible

Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them.

New simplified Bible

Tongues of fire that sat on each of them appeared.

Noyes New Testament

and there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributing themselves; and one sat upon each of them.

Sawyer New Testament

and there appeared to them divided tongues as of fire, and [one] sat on each one of them;

The Emphasized Bible

And there appeared unto them - parting asunder - tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And there was an appearance to them of divided tongues, as of fire, and it rested on every one of them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then there appeared tongues of what seemed to be flame, separating, so that one settled on each of them;

Webster

And there appeared to them, cloven tongues as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Weymouth New Testament

and they saw tongues of what looked like fire distributing themselves over the assembly, and on the head of each person a tongue alighted.

Williams New Testament

And they saw tongues like flames of fire separating and resting on their heads, one to each of them,

World English Bible

Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them.

Worrell New Testament

And there appeared to them tongues, as of fire, distributed among them; and it sat upon each one of them.

Worsley New Testament

And there appeared unto them divided tongues, as it were of fire, and it sat upon each of them:

Youngs Literal Translation

and there appeared to them divided tongues, as it were of fire; it sat also upon each one of them,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

ὀπτάνομαι ὄπτομαι 
Optanomai 
Usage: 41


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

διαμερίζω 
Diamerizo 
Usage: 7

γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

like as
ὡσεί 
Hosei 
about , as , like , as it had been , as it were , like as
Usage: 34

of fire
πῦρ 
Pur 
Usage: 53

and
τε 
Te 
and , both , then , whether , even , also , not tr s
Usage: 170

it sat
καθίζω 
Kathizo 
sit , sit down , set , be set , be set down , continue , tarry
Usage: 30

ἐπί 
Epi 
on , in , upon , unto , to ,
Usage: 644

ἕκαστος 
hekastos 
Usage: 73

Context Readings

Pentecost And The Coming Of The Holy Spirit

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. 3 And there appeared unto them separated tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.


Cross References

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:

John 1:32-33

And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

Isaiah 11:2-3

And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Jeremiah 23:29

Is not my word like a fire? says the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Malachi 3:2-3

But who may endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

Matthew 3:15

And Jesus answering said unto him, Permit it to be so now: for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him.

Luke 24:32

And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Acts 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:11

Cretans and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

Revelation 11:3

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth.

Revelation 14:6

And I saw another angel fly in midheaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people,

Genesis 11:6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Psalm 55:9

Destroy, O Lord, and confuse their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Isaiah 6:5

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Acts 1:15

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about a hundred and twenty,)



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