What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has 1a hymn, 2a lesson, 3a revelation, 4a tongue, or 5an interpretation. 6Let all things be done for building up.
If any speak in 7a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret.
But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others 8weigh what is said.
If a revelation is made to another sitting there, 9let 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 are subject to prophets.
For God is not a God of 10confusion but of peace. As in 11all the churches of the saints,
3412the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but 13should be in submission, as 14the Law also says.
If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached?
3715If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.
If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
So, my brothers, 16earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
4017But all things should be done decently and 18in order.