There are, perhaps, a greatmanykinds of alanguages in the world, and no kind is withoutmeaning.
11Ifthen I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a b1barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a cbarbariandto me.
12Soalso you, since you are zealous of espiritual gifts, seek to abound for the 2edification of the church.
13Therefore let one who speaks in a tonguepray that he may interpret.
For if I pray in a tongue, my spiritprays, but my mind is unfruitful.
153What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mindalso; I will 4sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mindalso.
16Otherwiseif you blessfin the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the gungiftedsay5the "Amen " at your 6giving of thanks, since he does not knowwhat you are saying?
For you are givingthankswellenough, but the otherperson is not 7edified.
I thankGod, I speak in tonguesmore than you all;
19however, in the church I desire to speakfivewords with my mindso that I may instructothersalso, ratherthantenthousandwords in a tongue.