12:10 various kinds of tongues. The proper description of this gift has generated much debate. According to one view, it refers to some kind of ecstatic speech, possibly related to “the tongues . . . of angels” mentioned in 13:1. On the other hand, the New Testament gives explicit and unequivocal evidence that the Holy Spirit granted to the early Christians the ability to speak in foreign, human languages (Acts 2:4–11). Though objections can be raised against this view as well (14:2 note), it can at least be supported by biblical precedent.