“They Were All Filled with the Holy Ghost, and Began to Speak with Other Tongues”

Acts 2:1–4

1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:

“‘They shall speak with new tongues’ (Mark 16:17). So said Jesus of those who would believe His gospel. And now amid this Pentecostal outpouring of divine grace, the purpose of this gift of the Spirit is dramatically set forth. It is to preach the gospel, to make known God’s saving truths, and to do it under faith-promoting and testimony-inspiring circumstances. Peter and the others spoke and people of all languages and tongues understood, thus showing forth the power of God and foreshadowing the apostolic ministry which would take the gospel to all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.”

(Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3 vols. [1965–73], 2:33.)