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Acts 2:3

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2:3 And tongues spreading out like a fire 1  appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them.

Acts 2:19

Context

2:19 And I will perform wonders in the sky 2  above

and miraculous signs 3  on the earth below,

blood and fire and clouds of smoke.

1 tn Or “And divided tongues as of fire.” The precise meaning of διαμερίζομαι (diamerizomai) in Acts 2:3 is difficult to determine. The meaning could be “tongues as of fire dividing up one to each person,” but it is also possible that the individual tongues of fire were divided (“And divided tongues as of fire appeared”). The translation adopted in the text (“tongues spreading out like a fire”) attempts to be somewhat ambiguous.

2 tn Or “in the heaven.” The Greek word οὐρανός (ouranos) may be translated “sky” or “heaven” depending on the context. Here, in contrast to “the earth below,” a reference to the sky is more likely.

3 tn Here the context indicates the miraculous nature of the signs mentioned; this is made explicit in the translation.



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