1 Corinthians 14:20-40 NAS

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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      26 13What is the outcome then, 14brethren? When you assemble, 15each one has a 16psalm, has a 17teaching, has a 18revelation, has a 19tongue, has an 20interpretation. Let 21all things be done for edification.

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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.
      29 Let two or three 24prophets speak, and let the others 25pass 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 26confusion but of cpeace, as in 27all the churches of the 28saints.

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        • Đ 14:33 - Or "peace. As in all...saints, let"
          34 The women are to 29keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but 30are to subject themselves, just as 31the 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 dimproper for a woman to speak in church.

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

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                • Ē 14:36 - Lit "Or was"
                  37 32If anyone thinks he is a prophet or 33spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you 34are the Lord's commandment.

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

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                    • ē 14:38 - Two early mss read "is not to be recognized"
                      39 Therefore, my brethren, 35desire earnestly to 36prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.

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                      40 But 37all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.

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