1 Corinthians 14:18-28 NAS

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 1Brethren, 2do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil 3be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

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21 In 4the Law it is written, "5BY 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 6prophecy 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 aungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that 7you are mad?

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    • Ď 14:23 - V 16, note 2
      24 But if all 8prophesy, and an unbeliever or an bungifted man enters, he is 9convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

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      25 10the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will 11fall on his face and worship God, 12declaring that God is certainly among you.

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      27 If anyone speaks in a 22tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must 23interpret;

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      28 but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.