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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Tongues and Interpretation?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
Tongues: A spoken language or dialect.
Interpretation: To translate.

Description  Description 
The gift of tongues and interpretation is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to communicate the gospel in unlearned foreign languages, and to make known the meaning of the message of another person speaking in a foreign language.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Mark 16:17 Acts 2:1-12
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 Acts 10:44-46
1 Corinthians 14:21,22,26-28 Acts 19:5,6

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • speak in a language they have never learned and do not understand;

  • understand an unlearned language and communicate that message to the body of Christ;

  • express with an interpretation a word by the Spirit which edifies the body;

  • respond to a message spoken in tongues by giving an interpretation;

  • edify the body by interpreting a timely message from God.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Sensitive Prayerful
Humble Devoted
Spontaneous Receptive
Responsive Trusting

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • should remember that everything in the church should be done in a fitting and orderly way;

  • should remember that all the gifts, including these ones, are to edify others;

  • need to remember that the message being spoken and interpreted should reflect the will of God and not man.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Outreach ministry Foreign missionaries
Refugee aid Cross-culture evangelism
Prayer ministry Church planting in new areas

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category SIGNS. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Healing Miracles Prophecy