1 Corinthians 14


Concerning Prophecy and Languages

Pursue the love, and be zealous for the spirituals! but more that you should prophesy. For the one speaking a language, [2not 3to men 1speaks], but to God. For no one hears, but in spirit he speaks mysteries. But the one prophesying, [2to men 1speaks] for edifying and comfort and consolation. The one speaking a language edifies himself; but the one prophesying [2the assembly 1edifies]. But I want you all to speak languages, but more that you prophesy; for greater is the one prophesying, than the one speaking languages, outside of unless he interprets, that the assembly [2edification 1should receive]. And now, brethren, if I should come to you [2languages 1speaking], what shall I benefit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching? Even the lifeless things [2a sound 1giving], whether pipe, whether harp, if a distinction to the tones they should not give, how shall be known the thing piped, or the thing being harped? For also if [3a concealed 4sound 1a trumpet 2should give], who shall make preparations for battle? So also you through the tongue, if [2not 4a well-marked 5word 1you should 3give], how shall [3be known 1the thing 2being spoken], for you will be [2into 3air 1speaking]. 10 [3so many 1Since 6by chance 4kinds 5of sounds 2there are] in the world, and none of them voiceless; 11 if then I do not know the ability of the sound, I will be to the one speaking a barbarian; and the one speaking with me a barbarian. 12 So also you, when you are zealous of spirits, [4for 5the 6edification 7of the 8assembly 1seek 2that 3you should abound]! 13 Therefore let the one speaking a language pray that he should interpret! 14 For if I should pray in a language, my spirit prays, but my intellect is unfruitful. 15 What then is it? I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray also with the intellect. I will strum praise with the spirit, but I will strum praise also with the intellect. 16 Since if you should bless with the spirit, the one filling the place of the common person, how shall he say the Amen at your thanksgiving, since what you say he does not know? 17 [2you 3indeed 1For] well give thanks, but the other is not edified. 18 I give thanks to my God, [4than all 5of you 3more 2with languages 1speaking]; 19 but in the assembly I want [2five 3words 4through 5my intellect 1to speak], that also others I should instruct, rather than ten thousand words in a language. 20 Brethren, [2not 3children 1be] in the senses, but in evil act like infants, but in the senses [2complete 1become]! 21 In the law it has been written that, In other languages, and by [2lips 1other] I shall speak to this people, and neither thus shall they listen to me, says the Lord. 22 So that the languages [2for 3a sign 1are], not to the ones believing, but to the unbelievers; and prophecy is not to the unbelievers, but to the ones believing. 23 If then [4should come together 1the 3assembly 2entire] in one place, and all [2languages 1speak], and there should enter common people or unbelievers, shall they not say that you are maniacal? 24 And if all prophesy, and there should enter some unbeliever or common person, he is reproved by all, he is examined by all; 25 and thus the hidden things of his heart [2open 1become]; and thus falling upon his face he does obeisance to God, reporting that God really [2among 3you 1is]. 26 What then is it, brethren? Whenever you should come together, each of you [2a psalm 1has], [2a teaching 1has], [2a language 1has], [2a revelation 1has], [2a translation 1has]; [2all things 4for 5edification 1let 3be]! 27 Whether [3a language 1anyone 2speaks], let it be two or the most three, and by turn, and [2one 1let] interpret! 28 And if there should not be an interpreter, let him be quiet in the assembly, [3to himself 1and 2let him speak] and to God! 29 And prophets, [2two 3or 4three 1let 5speak], and the others scrutinize! 30 But if to another [2it should be revealed 1sitting by], [2the 3first 1let] be quiet! 31 For you are able one by one all to prophesy, that all should learn and all should be comforted. 32 For spirits of prophets [2to prophets 1submit]. 33 [3not 1For 2he is 6of commotion 4the 5God], but peace, as in all the assemblies of the holy ones. 34  [2your women 3in 4the 5assemblies 1Let] be quiet! for it is not committed to their care to speak, but let them be submitted! as also the law says. 35 But if any [2to learn 1shall want], in the house, [2their own 3husbands 1let them ask]; [3shameful 1for 2it is] for women [2in 3assembly 1to speak]. 36 Or [2from 3you 4the 5word 6of God 1came forth]? or to you alone it arrived? 37 If any thinks to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize what I write to you! that [3of the Lord 1they are 2commandments]. 38 But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant! 39 So that, brethren, be jealous to prophesy! and to speak languages be not restrained! 40 All things decently and according to order let be!
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