Acts 2, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app. We know it because the bush was burning all the time exodus 3. Ezekiels mission was confirmed by a vision of burning coals of fire, and isaiahs by a coal of fire touching his lips, acts 6. They did not enlighten the listeners, nor enrich the speakers, any more than the sound of the wind or the tongues of fire did. This power appearing as divided tongues, as of fire and sounding like the rush of a violent wind is interpreted by peter as gods gift in accord with the words of the prophet joel. We can see that god was here in acts too, because of the fire. It probably should be connected with john the baptists prophecy that jesus would baptize you. And they were all filled with the holy spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the spirit gave them utterance acts 2. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. Tongues of fire definition and meaning bible dictionary. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. At pentecost the spirit through the disciples spoke in many tongues 15 in all are mentioned in ac 2. What are the tongues of fire over the head of those in the.
Acts 2 niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost bible gateway. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition. Acts 2 new international version niv dramatized audio. Theres never been much contention about the authorship of acts.
And there were dwelling at jerusalem jews, devout men. In the book called exodus, we read that moses saw a very special bush. Acts 2 new international version niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost. This is the second time in short order that heaven and earth intersect. The same greek word pneuma means either wind or spirit.
However, in the book of acts, the disciples baptized only in the name of. All the awesome things he said and did and the super cool way he died and came back to life again. What are some ways that we can show the holy spirit is working in our lives today. The sound like wind came from heaven, the place where jesus had gone acts 1. Luke was a companion of paul on his missionary journeys, and in many parts of the book of acts it says we did this or that acts 16. Acts chapter 2 matthew henry complete commentary on. The holy spirit at pentecost 2 suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. These divided tongues, as of fire, appearing over each one, were also unusual. Now, at pentecost, tongues of fire draw the crowds to the disciples and the.
The book of acts is an adventure thrill ride from start to finish, but we tend to skip over a lot of the incredibly compelling details. Ezekiel and jesus had previously used the wind as an illustration of gods spirit ezekiel 37. Now it doesnt say it was fire, but it was like as of fire. This noise symbolized the coming of the holy spirit in power. Studies in the book of acts previous page next page. In that bestselling book, the shack, the holy spirit is depicted as a woman. Pauls sermon in pisidian antioch the realization of long awaited davidic hope. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition affirmed that luke composed this book as well as the gospel of luke. There appeared to them divided tongues as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. Acts 12 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. What are the tongues of fire over the head of those in the upper room in acts 2. This is how we see tongues used in the book of acts. O lord god of israel, the one who dwells between the cherubim, you are god, you alone, of.
The sound that accompanied the outpouring of the spirit filled all the house and all the disciples likewisetoken and pledge of the copiousness. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the. That is not, however, the normal purpose of tongues in the bible or subsequently. Lets take a look at some of the most intriguing things in acts and develop a new appreciation for this fascinating book. The fact that the speech in acts 2 is not labeled as speaking in tongues leads me to believe that the speech in acts 10 and 19 is a different phenomenonmore like the ecstatic speech of 1 corinthians 1 1214 than the intelligible speech of acts 2. This chapter records the events on the day of pentecost, about 10 days after the ascension of jesus christ. Luke particularly stresses the importance of the spirit in the life. Tongues of fire and the fullness of god desiring god. Acts 2 niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost bible. Yet it might intimate gods touching their tongues as it were together with their hearts with divine fire. The book of acts provides us with our principal view of the church of jesus christ. He decides to hang around with all his favorite disciples for forty days. The acts of the apostles is the second book written by st. The presence of god in acts 2 is also accompanied by an act of god.
Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. With that the twelve were fully empowered the cloven tongues of fire. For the believer, this book gives personal insight on the significance of the holy spirit and importance of him the holy spirit dwelling on the inside of humankind. As paul later stated, the gospel is the power of god for salvation to everyone who believes rom. And they are simply overwhelmed with the greatness of god. Yet luke has a special reason to highlight this special occurrence of recognized tongues in acts 2. Chapter 2 steps through the book of acts section by section, again highlighting todays newer approaches to familiar questions of acts scholarship. The holy spirit comes at pentecost 2 when the day of pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts 2, new international version niv the bible app. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. The point of speaking in tongues in acts 2 bible background. A book about the holy spirit is an anointed book for both believers and nonbelievers in the holy trinity god the father, god the son and god the holy spirit. And they were all filled with the holy ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance. Chapter 1 takes up introductory issues in the study of acts, bringing traditional and more innovative approaches to acts into conversation.
His presence is confirmed by the direction from which the sound comes. This is all which the phrase, tongues of fire, means in the language of the seventy. William neil, the acts of the apostles,the new century bible commentary. Luke wrote the book of acts and the gospel of luke and he dedicated his work to a man named theophilus as mentioned in the summary of the book of luke. Acts, chapter 2 united states conference of catholic bishops. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And everyone who calls on the name of the lord will be saved. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Previous book previous chapter read the full chapter next chapter next book. The spirit, like fire, melts the heart, separates and burns up the dross, and kindles pious and devout affections in the soul, in which, as in the fire. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on. Anyhoo acts starts with jesus already back in black.1419 1566 320 1066 1126 189 178 756 1360 1303 261 1370 875 450 221 337 297 817 1182 1006 1036 1236 1007 1314 1052 679 427 779 802 112 255 999 1441 1172 408