What then shall we say, brothers?1 When you come together, everyone2 has a hymn,3 or a word of instruction,4 a revelation, a tongue5 or an interpretation.6 All of these must be done for the strengthening7 of the church.
If anyone speaks in a tongue, two--or at the most three--should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.
If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.
Two or three prophets8 should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.930
And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop.
For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.
The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.1033
For God is not a God of disorder11 but of peace.12 As in all the congregations13 of the saints,14