Question of the Day: Is It Possible To Write In Tongues

I have often heard and witnessed people speaking in tongues.  However as I scour the internet and other blogs I often see where people have written in tongues.  Is this possible?  Where in scripture does it indicate that tongues can be written and read by us?

If you have any thoughts or answers please let me know.  I have never seen where anyone has been able to write and read in tongues.  Was English even a language in Biblical days?  If not then how can we transcribe this Spiritual gift into everyday letters, sounds and words?  There is scripture in Acts that says that when they spoke in tongues all in each language represented there all understood in their own language.  There is also passage in Corinthians where Paul speaks of the gifts of the Spirit but each time that I have seen it mentioned in the Bible it has been spoken not written.  thoughts?

Looking forward to getting your responses.

Be Blessed,


Acts 2:1-13

1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. 5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs–in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”

1 Corinthians 12:6-11

6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

1 Corinthians 14:2-5

2For those who speak in a tongue do not speak to other people but to God; for nobody understands them, since they are speaking mysteries in the Spirit. 3On the other hand, those who prophesy speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4Those who speak in a tongue build up themselves, but those who prophesy build up the church. 5Now I would like all of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. One who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.

6 thoughts on “Question of the Day: Is It Possible To Write In Tongues

  • December 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    God gave me the gift of speaking in tongues and writing in tongues. I have journals filled with it. It is not written in english. I’m not sure of the language. I have yet to get it translated.

    • February 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

      I also can speak and write in tongues. It is a strange inspiration, message that comes like a wind.

    • March 13, 2016 at 3:29 am

      I have also been given this gift and the knowledge that there are indeed others who are writing in this beautiful language. I have been searching for someone who shares this gift. I can translate if it is similar.

      • July 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm


        I’m a Linguist and would like to see some examples of written ‘tongues’ and, if you have it, supposed accompanying translations/interpretations.

        The only glossolaia (‘tongues’) I have ever seen written is the so-called Light Language which is a non-Christian glossolalia .

  • February 17, 2017 at 8:44 am

    In recent days I found myself writing in tongues. It happens when I don’t have words to describe how I feel. I put the pen on the paper and pray and write- then cry. I feel something come out of my gut and a lot of relief. Does anyone else write in tongues? I really never heard of it before it happened to me.

    • March 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      I just had the same feeling now which actually made me search the internet if this is possible.


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