Acts 2:3
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New International Version
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

New Living Translation
Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.

English Standard Version
And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.

Berean Study Bible
They saw tongues like flames of a fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

Berean Literal Bible
And there appeared to them dividing tongues as of fire and sat upon each one 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 Bible
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And tongues like fire that were divided appeared to them, and they sat on each one of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Tongues that looked like fire appeared to them. The tongues arranged themselves so that one came to rest on each believer.

New American Standard 1977
And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

King James 2000 Bible
And there appeared unto them separated tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

American King James Version
And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them:

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and there appeared to them divided tongues, as it were of fire; it sat also upon each one of them,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-4 We cannot forget how often, while their Master was with them there were strifes among the disciples which should be the greatest; but now all these strifes were at an end. They had prayed more together of late. Would we have the Spirit poured out upon us from on high, let us be all of one accord. And notwithstanding differences of sentiments and interests, as there were among those disciples, let us agree to love one another; for where brethren dwell together in unity, there the Lord commands his blessing. A rushing mighty wind came with great force. This was to signify the powerful influences and working of the Spirit of God upon the minds of men, and thereby upon the world. Thus the convictions of the Spirit make way for his comforts; and the rough blasts of that blessed wind, prepare the soul for its soft and gentle gales. There was an appearance of something like flaming fire, lighting on every one of them, according to John Baptist's saying concerning Christ; He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. The Spirit, like fire, melts the heart, burns up the dross, and kindles pious and devout affections in the soul; in which, as in the fire on the altar, the spiritual sacrifices are offered up. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, more than before. They were filled with the graces of the Spirit, and more than ever under his sanctifying influences; more weaned from this world, and better acquainted with the other. They were more filled with the comforts of the Spirit, rejoiced more than ever in the love of Christ and the hope of heaven: in it all their griefs and fears were swallowed up. They were filled with the gifts of the Holy Ghost; they had miraculous powers for the furtherance of the gospel. They spake, not from previous though or meditation, but as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Study Bible
The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
2Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw tongues like flames of a fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:11
I baptize you with water for repentance, but after me will come One more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Acts 2:2
Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
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And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them.

cloven.

Acts 2:4,11 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak …

Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one …

Psalm 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence …

1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another …

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting …

like.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean …

Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word like as a fire? said the LORD; and like a hammer that …

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes …

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while …

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among …

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy …

sat.

Acts 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the middle of the disciples, and said…

Isaiah 11:2,3 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus …

John 1:32,33 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven …

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