New Living Translation
Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.
King James Bible
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Darby Bible Translation
And there appeared to them parted tongues, as of fire, and it sat upon each one of them.
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:3 And there appeared distinct tongues, as of fire - That is, small flames of fire. This is all which the phrase, tongues of fire, means in the language of the seventy. Yet it might intimate God's touching their tongues as it were (together with their hearts) with Divine fire: his giving them such words as were active and penetrating, even as flaming fire.
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'Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.'--ACTS ii. 36. It is no part of my purpose at this time to consider the special circumstances under which these words were spoken, nor even to enter upon an exposition of their whole scope. I select them for one reason, the occurrence in them of the three names by which we designate our Saviour--Jesus, Lord, Christ. To us they are very little more than three proper …
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"I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am--so much greater that I'm not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.
And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.
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