Acts 2:4

“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they were all filled with the holy Ghost, and began to speake with other tongues, as the spirit gaue them vtterance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they were all full of the Holy Spirit, and were talking in different languages, as the Spirit gave them power.
- Basic English Bible

And they were all filled with [the] Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave to them to speak forth.
- Darby Bible

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
- Webster's Bible

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in foreign languages according as the Spirit gave them words to utter.
- Weymouth Bible

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

And alle weren fillid with the Hooli Goost, and thei bigunnen to speke diuerse langagis, as the Hooli Goost yaf to hem for to speke.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, according as the Spirit was giving them to declare.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:4


2:4 And they began to speak with other tongues - The miracle was not in the ears of the hearers, (as some have unaccountably supposed,) but in the mouth of the speakers. And this family praising God together, with the tongues of all the world, was an earnest that the whole world should in due time praise God in their various tongues. As the Spirit gave them utterance - Moses, the type of the law, was of a slow tongue; but the Gospel speaks with a fiery and flaming one.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:4


Ac 2:4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. All the disciples present. To be "filled" implies that the human spirit within was overwhelmed by, or immersed in, the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Spirit was not a sprinkling, but an outpouring that overwhelmed the human spirit. Began to speak. This was the "Beginning". See Lu 24:47 Ac 11:15. With other tongues. "In other languages" (Revised Version). In the languages of all the different countries from which Jews had come up to Pentecost. Many would be unable to understand the Hebrew dialect of Judea in that period, and hence, they must be preached to in the tongue of their own country if they understood. That the gospel on this, the first day the Great Commission was ever preached, was preached in all tongues, symbolized the fact that it is for all nations. As the Spirit gave them utterance. They were not allowed to preach the Great Commission until now, in order that every word uttered on this day might be the word of the Spirit, not of man. The words were to be spoken to an audience, not of those in Jerusalem only, but to our whole race in all time, in order to show how sinners are to be saved under the gospel.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Jacob
    Acts chapter 2 is a continuation of John the Baptist's baptism see Mk 1:4. That's why they had to be re baptized in Acts 19 because they had his baptism Acts 19:4. Acts transitions from the law to grace. You don't receive the Holy Ghost like that today, you receive the Spirit through faith see Gal 3:14. After the Jews rejected Christ in Acts 7 Paul is saved and God goes to the Gentiles Acts 20:28.
  • Nathan
    Acts2:38 is the only salvation for our souls. Not confessing he is lord and BAM your saved. That would be false doctrine. Mark my words, "There will be a preacher killing day for the falls doctrine" there is only one God one Baptism One Holy Ghost. And it's reall o God it's reall blessed be your name o Lord. Amen
  • Irene123
    to Sharon - you advised someone (I didn't take notice of who) to read acts ch. 2. Yes, I agree - please really study it. Matt. 28: 19 is in there, in vs. 4 and 37-38.
  • Anyang
    What i think it means is that when you arks for something like a phone
    God would not just give it to you . But if you arks for something like blessing for somebody God will be done upon there lives. and to seek it means to seek the word of door you now what i am talking about? and nock and the door will be opened for you and Gods people . and may god bless you all in everything that is done Amen
  • Sharon
    First are you Saved? Have you received Jesus as your personal saver. Do you have a Relationship with him? In Matthew 7:7). Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you...Bless you

    Read Act 2
  • Lilian
    Hi Betty Jesus loves you, the only way to have faith in God is by hearing the word of God. We must be Born Again in Spirit and not in flesh . We must invite Jesus and accept him into your life Jesus will be the one to connect his spirit to us, from his blood our sins are cleanse and we are pardoned and was healed from his stripes iasiah 53.5. Just keep praising and thanking him everyday.amen

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