tongues as of fire

tongues as of fire

A phrase used in (Acts 2:3) to designate one of the dramatic events of the first Pentecost after Jesus’s death and resurrection. The author says that tongues as of fire appeared and rested on each of the apostles. As a result, the apostles began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4; Acts 2:8). The description brings together the association of fire with divine power.

Acts 2:3

3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.

Acts 2:4

4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

Acts 2:8

8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

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