Acts 2:1-13 AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem JEWS, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, JEWS and PROSELYTES, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
QUESTION: What was the GIFT that was given to the JEWS and JEWISH PROSELYTES on the day of Pentecost?
Acts 2:4-13 And they were ALL FILLED with the Holy Ghost,
and began to SPEAK with OTHER TONGUES,
as the Spirit GAVE them utterance.
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem JEWS, devout men, out of EVERY NATION under heaven.
Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that
EVERY MAN heard them SPEAK in his own LANGUAGE.
And they were ALL amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold are not ALL these which speak GALILAEANS?
And how hear we every man in OUR OWN TONGUE,
wherein we were BORN? PARTHIANS, and MEDES, and ELAMITES, and the dwellers in MESOPOTAMIA, and in JUDAEA, and CAPPADOCIA, in PONTUS, and ASIA, PHRYGIA, and PAMPHYLIA, in EGYPT, and in the parts of LIBYA about CYRENE, and strangers of ROME, JEWS and PROSELYTES, CRETES and ARABIANS,
we do HEAR THEM SPEAK in OUR TONGUES
the wonderful works of God.
And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine?
ANSWER: The gift of LANGUAGES or KNOWN TONGUES.
NOTE: There are NO UNKNOWN TONGUES in Acts Chapter 2;
they are ALL KNOWN TONGUES.
The New Testament `tongues’ were known, understandable, interpretable languages brought on by the supernatural working of the Holy Ghost. People try to equate the present day ‘ecstatic’ meaningless gibberish with the miracle languages of Pentecost.
Modern tongues are not languages at all. There are no rules of grammar, or syntax, or vocabulary. They cannot be understood, neither can they be interpreted. They are not exclusive to Christianity, being commonly found in heathen and idolatrous tongues-speaking groups. They are certainly not the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Tongues (languages) were all listed:
I Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
NOTE: If you know someone who has the GIFT OF TONGUES, take him to an «Unsaved Jew,» one who can’t speak our tongue, and have him preach, «The wonderful Works of God, in Christ Jesus.» For, «THE JEWS Require a sign.»
II Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.