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

  • Redeemed
    To Ben: in order to be saved you must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, Repent of your sins and if you believe with all your heart that Jesus is the Son of God you can be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remmission or removal of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost it's Gods promise to you now you are in him and called by his name and you are an heir with him to
  • Ben
    What does this mean it is saying to be saved you haft to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and to do that you haft to truely repent and then be baptized in the name of Jesus not the trinity but Jesus name and with the the evidence of speaking in tounges
  • Love for Truth
    Calling upon the name of the of the Lord is definitely a part of our salvation further study and prayer is necessary for a more complete understanding of what is required. Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.Titus 3;5 He saved us by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost the same Acts 2:4 Holy Ghost.Jesus loves us all don't reject His promise
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 10:13 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES ISAIAH 8:16 BIND UP THE TESTIMONY SEAL THE LAW AMONG MY DISCIPLES EPHESIANS 1:13 IN WHOM YOU ALSO TRUSTED --- AFTER --- THAT YOU HEARD --- THE WORD OF TRUTH --- THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION IN WHOM ALSO AFTER THAT YOU BELIEVED YOU WERE SEALED WITH THAT HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE ROMANS 8:2 FOR THE --- LAW --- OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH
  • Love for Truth
    I thank my God for everyone on here who has obeyed Acts 2:38 and those that are on there way to obeying it .Do npt resist or reject this verse holds the keys to the kingdom of heaven which Jesus told Nicodemus he could not enter into heaven without John 3:3-5. Obey and recieve the Acts 2:4 promise.The promise is unto UActs 2:39 and unto all
  • Lilian
    Those who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Thank you Jesus i believed you Jesus that you are Son of the living God. I trust you Lord and worship you alone for you are worthy to be praise you are my Rock and my Salvation amen

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