What then, brethren? Whenever you assemble, there is not one of you who is not ready either with a song of praise, a sermon, a revelation, a `tongue,' or an interpretation. Let everything be done with a view to the building up of faith and character.
If there is speaking in an unknown tongue, only two or at the most three should speak, and they should do so one at a time, and one should interpret;
or if there is no interpreter, let the man with the gift be silent in the Church, speaking to himself and to God.
But if there are Prophets, let two or three speak and let the rest judge.
And if anything is revealed to some one else who is seated there, let the first be silent.
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged:
and the spirits of Prophets yield submission to Prophets.
For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace, as He is in all the Churches of His people.
Let married women be silent in the Churches, for they are not permitted to speak. They must be content with a subordinate place, as the Law also says;
and if they wish to ask questions, they should ask their own husbands at home. For it is disgraceful for a married woman to speak at a Church assembly.
Was it from you that God's Message first went forth, or is it to you only that it has come?
If any one deems himself to be a Prophet or a man with spiritual gifts, let him recognize as the Lord's command all that I am now writing to you.
But if any one is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
The conclusion, my brethren, is this. Be earnestly ambitious to prophesy, and do not check speaking with tongues;
only let everything be done in a becoming and orderly manner.