Acts 2:3
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English Standard Version
And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and 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.

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:

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.

Acts 2:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

There appeared

See on Luke 22:43.

Cloven tongues (διαμεριζόμεναι γλῶσσαι)

Many prefer to render tongues distributing themselves, or being distributed among the disciples, instead of referring it to the cloven appearance of each tongue. Rev., tongues parting asunder.

Like as of fire

Not consisting off fire, but resembliny (ὡσεὶ).

It sat

Note the singular. One of these luminous appearances sat upon each.

Acts 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

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cloven.

Acts 2:4,11 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance...

Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do...

Psalm 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues...

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth...

like.

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 middle of a people of unclean lips...

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

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide 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 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear...

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way...

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...

Revelation 11:3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth.

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 and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might...

Matthew 3:15 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

John 1:32,33 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it stayed on him...

Cross References
Matthew 3:11
"I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Acts 2:2
And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire 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 gave them utterance.

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