Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

Holman Bible

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

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.

King James 2000

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

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,

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,

Themes

Apostles » The holy ghost given to

Baptism with the holy ghost » Typified

Christian ministers » Success attending » Apostles

Symbols of the Holy Spirit » Cloven tongues

Feast of pentecost » The holy ghost given to apostles at

Feasts » Instituted by moses » Aliens (non-jews) were permitted to attend

Fire » As a symbol of the divine presence and power

Fire » Illustrative of » The holy spirit

Fire » A symbol » Tongues of, on the apostles

God » Kingdom of » Coming with power

God » Fire, a consuming » As a symbol of the divine presence and power

Holy spirit » Believers in the early church baptized with » Believers at pentecost

Holy spirit » Baptism of » Believers at pentecost

Jerusalem » Miraculous gift of the holy ghost first given at

Kingdom » Coming with power

spiritual Kingdom » Conditions of entrance into » Coming with power

Language » Power of speaking different » Given on the day of pentecost

special divine Manifestations » Tongues of fire

Miracles » Miraculous gifts of the holy spirit » Poured out on the day of pentecost in thirty a. D

Miraculous gifts of the holy ghost » Poured out on the day of pentecost

Orator » Instances of » Apostles

Power » Believers in the early church baptized with » Believers at pentecost

Select readings » Peter on the day of pentecost

Revivals » Instances of » At pentecost, and times after pentecost

Spirit » Believers in the early church baptized with » Believers at pentecost

Spiritual » Conditions of entrance into » Coming with power

Symbols and similitudes » Of the holy spirit » Cloven tongues (like split, lashing, projections of fire)

Tongue » Gift of

Tongues » Who shall speak with new tongues

Vision » Of the people » Of the tongues of fire at pentecost

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

ὀπτάνομαι ὄπτομαι 
Optanomai 
Usage: 41


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 
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 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. 3 Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. 4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.


Cross References

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

John 1:32-33

John testified, saying, "I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.

Isaiah 11:2-3

The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 23:29

Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Malachi 3:2-3

"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who will stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire, and like launderer's soap;

Matthew 3:15

But Jesus, answering, said to him, "Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him.

Luke 24:32

They said one to another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?"

Acts 2:4

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.

Acts 2:11

Cretans and Arabians: we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of God!"

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

Revelation 11:3

I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."

Revelation 14:6

I saw an angel flying in mid heaven, having an eternal Good News to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language, and people.

Genesis 11:6

Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.

Psalm 55:9

Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said, "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, Yahweh of Armies!"

Acts 1:15

In these days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said,

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