1 Corinthians 14:1-10 NAS

Prophecy a Superior Gift

1 1Pursue love, yet 2desire earnestly 3spiritual gifts, but especially that you may 4prophesy.

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2 For one who 5speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one aunderstands, but bin his spirit he speaks 6mysteries.

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    • Ą 14:2 - Lit "hears"
    • ą 14:2 - Or "by the Spirit"
      3 But one who prophesies speaks to men for 7edification and 8exhortation and consolation.

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      5 Now I wish that you all 13spoke in tongues, but 14even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who 15speaks in tongues, unless * he interprets, so that the church may receive 16edifying.
      6 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless * I speak to you either by way of 17revelation or of 18knowledge or of 19prophecy or of 20teaching?

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      7 Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp?
      8 For if 21the cbugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?

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      9 So also you, unless * you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be 22speaking into the air.

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      10 There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of dlanguages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.

      References for 1 Corinthians 14:10

        • ć 14:10 - Lit "voices"