And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
I. THE FULNESS. There was no part of the complex nature of man that was not pervaded by the Spirit.
1. The intellect was illumined to know the truths of the Spirit.
2. The affections were purified and inflamed with desires after heavenly things.
3. The will was strengthened to obey the motions of the Spirit.
II. ITS MANIFESTATION. Those who are so filled give out only the language of the life-giving Spirit. Even when they speak of earthly things it is with a tongue reminding men of the wisdom and simplicity of the children of God. When they do aught in the common business of life, their example recalls the thought of a higher life. All they say or do is to edifying.
(Cornelius a Lapide.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.