12 So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the 1edification of the church.

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13 Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
15 2What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will 3sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.

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16 Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say 4the "Amen " at your 5giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?

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17 For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not 6edified.

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18 I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;
19 however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Instruction for the Church

20 7Brethren, 8do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil 9be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
21 In 10the Law it is written, "11BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME," says the Lord.

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22 So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but 12prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

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23 Therefore if the whole church assembles together * * and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that 13you are mad?

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24 But if all 14prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is 15convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

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25 16the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will 17fall on his face and worship God, 18declaring that God is certainly among you.

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27 If anyone speaks in a 28tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must 29interpret;
28 but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.
29 Let two or three 30prophets speak, and let the others 31pass judgment.

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30 But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent.
31 For you can all prophesy one * by one *, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted;
32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;
33 for God is not a God of 32confusion but of peace, as in 33all the churches of the 34saints.

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34 The women are to 35keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but 36are to subject themselves, just as 37the Law also says.

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35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.

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    • n 14:35 - Or "disgraceful"
      36 Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only?

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          37 38If anyone thinks he is a prophet or 39spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you 40are the Lord's commandment.

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          38 But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

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            • p 14:38 - Two early mss read "is not to be recognized"
              39 Therefore, my brethren, 41desire earnestly to 42prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.

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              40 But 43all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.

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