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.


71 responses to “Question of the Day: Is It Possible To Write In Tongues”

  1. I can write in tongues but cannot interpret. Does anyone know anyone who can interpret.

  2. I received the gift of tongues in 2011 and then in 2014 while in prayer I was struggling to make sense of why God seemed silent and was really contending with God in prayer and I finally said to God,”please God if you have anything to say to me and am not hearing it then use my hand to write it down so I will know that am not alone. Give me something special Lord Jesus.” I took a pen and began scribbling and within seconds I vegan to write in a unique language never before known to me. I write it when I want but I cannot translate it. I have tried Google translate and it shows aramaic, Hebrew, farsi etc. But not one language. For many years I kept it to myself and hid and searched the Web for anyone else who wrote in tongues and for a moment there I thought I must surely be going crazy because I found no one until now on this thread. Am super happy and would love to start interpreting it. That would be cool to edify myself and others. Do any of your guys know anyone who can interpret?

  3. Sue Smith Avatar
    Sue Smith

    Hello 36 yrs ago I was given the gift of Tongues a week after my conversion experience to this day I Love My Saviour Jesus Praise Him.+ a little while later I started writing in Tongues while at the same time I also drew beautiful pictures with a shading pencil motion. The writings were very evenly formed and continuous. My own hand writing lacked character.
    The drawings all described biblical scenes. i.e. Animals of Creation Fishers of Men in a boat. The Sower planting seeds.
    My Christian mentor thought they might have been counterfeit gifts. I was advised to show them to a Minister who practiced deliverance ministery.
    We placed the drawings + writings on the Church alter, I was anointed with oil and that very moment I was surrounded by The presence of The Holy Spirit, it felt like I was being raised off the ground to the front of a beautiful long stained glass window of a picture of Jesus. The Minister told me God would remove these gifts unreadable of their origin if they were not of Him.
    I was unsure of the gifts myself so I took it upon myself to burn them. To this day I don’t practice the writings although I can still write the Tongues. I may be able to draw but I haven’t tried. I speak in Tongues often in prayer but I am unable to interpret them. I had a thought that the writings may be something to do with the scrolls that will be read in the end time according to the book of Revelations.
    I hope to check in again soon to see if there has been any more explanations to clarify the written Tongues.
    God Bless everyone.

  4. Leon David Richard Hind Avatar
    Leon David Richard Hind

    noah jefferson from facebook here //old profile leon hind …. new born 6 year up coming ….. fist discovered this back in 2015 – — – – — – – — – – – – – awesome 0 – — – – – – – – – – – was trying to prove to cibling it was real as he was being used by the devil to try and shut me down the enemy will use your nearest and dearest – – for this – – -at times – – -perhaps — – dependding – – -but always be aware- – -markarade- – – – – — — – – – – – – – — – – — – – – – –

    direction == — – – simply type the spirits muttering utterings groanings- – – try to find a nice tempo to do it ye .. . . . . dont let your self get frustrated – – – google – – google translate and type in usiung – – as my first tounge was english- – – – i write in english the sounds- – as be low- – my dialect at the moment sounds like – – ba roh sha ki (kee) rah — – -etc- – – – try and simple sound out the words vowel cilibles you are making with your mouth- – – the spirit is eternal so slowing it down isnt a problem – – – -for the spirit – – be still and know – – i am – – is god – – amen ? lol be still and knowe that i am god- – – #

    Bari ari shakoh karoh mashon kari mashoh she ki rah – bor a vosh ah ka ka sha koh ka ka see ki ka rom shok lia – bor vosh a ka ro ma ki karo maki shi ki ra

    बरी ारी शकोह करोः माशों करि मशाह शी की राह – बोर ा वोश ाह का का श कोह का का सी की का रोम शोक लिए – बोर वोश ा का रो माँ की करो मकी शी की रा

    Get acquainted: Let the wishes of mourners come down – Borsha Vahshah ka ko koh koh ki ki ki ko rom mourning

    my wish is you are blessed in jesus name – amen . thankyou jesuss

  5. Damara Martin Avatar
    Damara Martin

    It’s been years since I checked back here. Exciting to know that others have this gift. I look at it as a type of intercession and form of worship. God has yet to reveal to me what it means. I can write it at will. It’s very interesting how I started writing it in the first place. I think each of us will have to spend time with God for Him to reveal what it means for us in His divine plan. He might want us to pass it to future generations, He May have us run into someone who He allows to interpret it, He May never tell us, but simply use it for His glory behind the scenes. My writing seems to be a mix of the languages Aramaic, Arabic, and Farsi. I’m a linguist and have showed my writing to some other scholars (I didn’t tell them I wrote it). They all think it’s beautiful and extraordinary but can’t figure it out. They can place the region it may have derived from and think they can pick out vowels from constants, but that’s all.

    1. Rachel Avatar

      I find this very interesting. The gift of writing in tongues is a blessing and also a curse. I believe it is the manner in which one is able to communicate the langue of the culture unknown to those outside of the culture. It’s not literal language of the culture. It’s something like contemporary “code-switching” by being filled with the Spirit. The ability to reach people and encourage them or convey good news in their language (verbal and non-verbal). It’s compelling I can tell you that!!

    2. Damara Martin, your writing seems a lot like what I have been able to make out..a mix of Aramaic, Arabic and Farsi. It will be interesting to compare.. I started writing, when speaking in tongues one day. I remember speaking in tongues and just finding myself wanting to pick up a pen and jot things down and it just started to flow from that. It is all willingly as if I am just casually writing a letter to a friend with my hand knowing instinctively what to do and what letters to form… I left it alone for years not knowing anyone with this gift of writing until last year when I decided to embrace it instead of fear it…

  6. Josiah Welch Avatar
    Josiah Welch

    Hey, can anyone who can write in tongues email me?: I would really like to see how you guys did it and what it looks like.

    1. Rachel Avatar

      I find this very interesting. The gift of writing in tongues is a blessing and also a curse. I believe it is the manner in which one is able to communicate the langue of the culture unknown to those outside of the culture. It’s not literal language of the culture. It’s something like contemporary “code-switching” by being filled with the Spirit. The ability to reach people and encourage them or convey good news in their language (verbal and non-verbal). It’s compelling I can tell you that!!

  7. john bavido Avatar
    john bavido

    First thing I want to say is may the body of christ be at peace and repose. I love all those who call on the name of Jesus,(yeshua), the messiah!!!
    There’s an inherent intimacy in speaking in tongues. Isn’t it the language of our new man? Therefore, I believe you can enjoy what holy spirit is speaking in you. It might be linked to interpretation of tongues. Remember the scripture is not from any private individuals words or interpretations of those words. I know we’re not trying to rewrite the Bible here, but I do want to point out that Paul said “we have become living epistles”. Praying in the spirit cannot sidestep, for one instant the “living” in the spirit. I can see one getting the interpretation of ones own tongues and simply writing them on paper.

  8. Thomas Burns Avatar
    Thomas Burns

    Has anyone here in the Forum been able to translate or decipher the Scripts / Written languages ? If yes please reply. Thank you

  9. Bharat Garud Avatar
    Bharat Garud

    My sister claimed that she can read what is written in tounges

    I have confirmed weather she is lying ir not .
    But she revealed secret of people that not no one aware of .

    She can interpret what you have written

    1. I’ve written in tongues I think but I don’t know what it’s saying. Perhaps she can help me translate it

  10. Angelo S Riley Avatar
    Angelo S Riley

    This week, I received the gift of writing in tongues, which led me here. I am writing in symbols, in fact, full pages. It is amazing.

    1. Niya McIver Avatar
      Niya McIver

      That’s such a blessing! That’s how it happened for me 15 years ago as well. This is the only resource I’ve ever found to acknowledge it or with people familiar with it. I never showed anyone my writings though. I feel it’s very personal. I did try to research and found what appeared to be a few different languages in the script including Aramaic and Arabic.

  11. I don’t think its possible to write in tongues if it was possible Paul would have wrote that in one of his letters and since speaking in tongues is a language of the spirit its impossible to do that

  12. fuh richard Avatar
    fuh richard

    What tongues if you are able to answer correctly you will get the answer to the question

  13. Looking to see some examples of “writing in tongues” – if anyone has an example,would it be possible to post it??

    1. How do I post it here??

    2. Roko James Avatar
      Roko James

      Why do u keep asking people to post? There are no options to post anything here. And as I’ve asked 3yrs back, provide ur email if ur claims are genuine. I’ll send the writings to u. If u can’t, stop asking people to post or share here.

  14. ALAN BOWMAN Avatar

    At this present time I am wanting to use the internet to reach other countries ( therefore other languages and it can mean unlearned alphabets too ! ) To write a simple ” Arise and Shine ” in Bulgarian took Google Translate and the use of an iPhone with an additional Bulgarian alphabet . Long winded . Then last night I had a dream about writing and I said to someone ” I sometimes speak in tongues ” . praying later God reminded me of Roberts Liardon mentioning a woman in the USA who in Asuza Street or later was 1) baptized in the Holy Spirit 2) Spoke perfect Cantonese 3) COULD WRITE CANTONESE ( a different alphabet ) . As a result they sent her to be a missionary in that part of the world .
    At the beginning , Day of Pentecost , they spoke in KNOWN LANGUAGES recognised by those visiting Jerusalem . We think of speaking in tongues as meaning ” a completely unknown tongue ” . But Paul speaks of ” tongues of MEN and angels . What you have faith for will determine what you receive . If one person can write in an UNLEARNED EARTHLY LANGUAGE that will be a great asset for spreading the gospel …… what a resource to win mobile phone contacts in a foreign country and MESSAGE THEM IN A TONGUE GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT . ” Is anything too difficult for me ! ” .

  15. May I see a sample of your friend’s writing? I’ve been practicing writing in tongues for a few years now and am curious to see if its the same dialect.

  16. red ger Avatar
    red ger

    I have been writing in tongues too I just started writing early this year. God is amazing!

    1. @ Red Ger –

      Could you post an example??

      1. I might be willing to talk with you if you’re still interested in seeing samples.

    2. I can also have this gift. I have been practicing it for a couple of years now. I knew in my spirit that there are others who share this gift, but have had the hardest time finding someone to talk to about it. I’m curious if it’s the same or a different dialect. It’s amazing how God works isn’t it?

  17. I suspect the reason why the manifestation of languages (‘gift of tongues’) was only something spoken was because in Paul’s time, most people could neither read nor write in their own language, let alone a foreign one.

    Paul also recognizes translation (‘interpretation’) as being separate because in his day, all readings in the temple as well as any teaching, prophesies, prayers, etc. were required to be rendered in Hebrew, not Aramaic (though Greek was slowly gaining acceptance as an alternative to Hebrew in certain areas).

    The way this was typically done was that the ‘teacher’ (usually a rabbi) would speak/read in Hebrew and a person standing near him would translate what was said into Aramaic (or Greek as the case may be). This translator had a specific title, but it escapes me at the moment. This idea of someone speaking and someone else translating is one of the reasons why speaking a language and translating (“interpreting”) a language were considered two separate things in Jewish culture even though they go hand-in-hand.

    Thus we see two separate manifestations – languages (“tongues”) and translation (“interpretation”).

  18. Yes I also write in tongues not sure what language it is I believe it very old, I gotten the gift about eight years ago! Not sure why God would give it me. It means a lot to me he would choice me for I am sure who to tell.

    1. @ Kathy M

      Could you post an example??

  19. Wow I’ve been looking for answers to this for over 10 years now. I first experienced this 12 years ago and could not find one single thing online about it. This is blessing me to know that others have experienced the same gift. I can’t translate but I do see symbols that appear to be Arabic/Aramaic as well. I have been hesitant to share these journals though.

  20. Can anyone who writes in tongues post an example?? Perhaps attach a PDF of an example??!

    1. Roko James Avatar
      Roko James

      I was given a notebook by someone who is extremely spiritual. He can speak and write tongues. The book is filled with writings. It looks similar to the Aramaic language. I’d appreciate if u can translate.

      1. Can you scan and post a copy of a page or two??

        1. R James Avatar
          R James

          Can you provide your email address so I can send an attachment? There are no options to upload any documents here.

          1. Rahul Chand Avatar
            Rahul Chand

            Can you please send one copy to me please
            This is my e-mail

          2. here is my email address:

          3. Musawenkosi S Nxumalo Avatar
            Musawenkosi S Nxumalo

            Hi can someone who can write and speaks in tongues send me a cope as pdf is my email address

        2. Rebecka Avatar

          I think this is fantastic!
          Is it possible to maybe start a group where we can share our writings? For me, I turned to science because I didn’t come across anybody in church who had the gift to write. And I wanted to know what it was… So I encourage you, ask questions, be curious!

  21. Thando Avatar

    Can someone who can write in tounges drop me an email

    1. hello, I recently received the gift of tongues. Along with it came the scribbling, you have a gift of interpretation?

    2. Xhobani Avatar

      Hi Thando. What is your email address

  22. Keith S Avatar
    Keith S

    The Apostolic Faith newsletter out of Azusa Street was replete with examples of people writing in tongues.

  23. karen vaughn Avatar
    karen vaughn

    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.

    1. Yes… Mom… Written today… But she doesnt understand the language she written

    2. Sharon Cordelia Wilkins Avatar
      Sharon Cordelia Wilkins

      Karen, is there a case of it in the written word?

      1. Emmm, so far the only example I found in the bible is when Daniel reads …. just read Daniel 5:5-23

  24. 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.

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

    2.  Avatar

      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.

      1. Hello,

        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 .

        1. Hi. I can share tongues (though not mine). Thank you

      2. Christina Avatar

        I am interested in this…..

      3. Hi there, I have only come accross this website now and see this is a really old thread but I also have the gift of writing and wish I can talk to someone about it who understands…

        1. Hi Arne, I worte in tonges today for the first time. I start doing research and I can see similarities to what it seems to be hebrew alphabet

          1. Hi Maria, since I left my first comment here I have decided to embrace writing in tongues instead of fear it and started writing more regularly, it is a mix between aramaic and hebrew and I do sometimes get revelations from what I have written. The more I write and do research and grow in my faith I feel the more is revealed. So do keep on writing.

          2. Armando Fimbrez Avatar
            Armando Fimbrez

            Hello I know this is an old tread, but I want to share that on August the 3rd 2020 I was blessed with the gift of speaking and writing in tongues with interpretation. There are several different styles that I write, one looks Hebrew and Aramaic, then there’s others that are very unique. I never studied it just happened and still writing. July 13th 2021 I made a video on YouTube: armand rollice user name
            Instagram: siouxsioux1970

      4. Kelsey Gibson Avatar
        Kelsey Gibson

        Hello, I also have this gift of speaking and writing in tongues. One thing that God gave me to confirm is the counterfeit demonic writing “runes” where did that come from? Satan can’t create, he just perverts. So that gave more understanding and faith in regards to the look of it. I have journals of it as well. I’m so glad to know others do too. ❤️

        1. Armando Avatar

          I was just given the gift of speaking in tongues and writing on August 3rd 2020 and continues to this day, I have volumes of writing. I know it’s from the Lord. It’s good to know there’s others, I felt alone.
          Instagram: siouxsioux1970
          YouTube Armand Rollice I have a video writing in tongues.
          Hope to hear from someone who writes and can share what is written

          United States of America, California

      5. Please I love this… Having some deep revelation on this. IG: ezzilove

    3. Hi I also received the gift of speaking in tongues.FIRST I actually sang in tongues and prayed firstly they sounded Russian then as I grew stronger in my faith I wrote in my own alphabet things that could be translated to Hebrew and Aramaic.However sometimes I am afraid to use this gift for I do not know of anyone who also writes in tongues.Just like you I have a notebook were I started to write in my alphabet but in tongues but more recently out of nowhere I started writing in hebraic characters with no previous knowledge and even if I had seen something smilier it always turn s out to be a word with a legit meaning. The last time this happened was tonight.I thought I would just draw some characters cause I felt lead to it but that it would have no meaning however one word I could easily translate it meant guard other times it makes sense but there sometimes when I mistake on letter. still though I feel happy once I can translate I also feel fear because this does not happen to anyone around me and it is odd enough too sing in a prayer language then actually writing in it and having it make some sort of sense.leaves me perplexed and wondering if this is from god or the enemy.i believe it is from god because He has given beautiful words of people in the Bible that otherwise I would not know naturally and has caused me to know their meaning.

      1. Jubilee Life Ministries Avatar
        Jubilee Life Ministries

        Hallelujah to the Most High God Yaweh!! So interested and interesting to me, i want to know more.

      2. Xhobani Avatar

        Hi, please can you send me your email so I can speak to you.

    4. Alfred Mwaniki Avatar
      Alfred Mwaniki

      How are u going to get it translated?

    5. Hallelujah to the Holy Spirit.
      Who ever reads this message I inpart all I received. Freely I receive freely I give. Your gifts will be stirred up . The supernatural is your new norm. The Blood of the lamb Jesus bless you

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