1 Corinthians 14:1-6 NIV

Intelligibility in Worship

1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.

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      2 For anyone who speaks in a tonguea does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.

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        • ˆ 14:2 - Or "in another language" ; also in verses 4, 13, 14, 19, 26 and 27
          3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

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              4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

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                  5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,b but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues,c unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.

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                    • ‰ 14:5 - Or "in other languages" ; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39
                    • Š 14:5 - Or "in other languages" ; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39
                      6 Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?

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