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1 Corinthians 14 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual [manifestations], but rather that ye may prophesy. 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
2 For he that speaks with a tongue does not speak to men but to God: for no one hears; but in spirit he speaks mysteries. 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.
3 But he that prophesies speaks to men [in] edification, and encouragement, and consolation. 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
4 He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies [the] assembly. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
5 Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy. But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret, that the assembly may receive edification. 5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.
6 And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching? 6 Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?
7 Even lifeless things giving a sound, whether pipe or harp, if they give not distinction to the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 7 Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes?
8 For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war? 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
9 Thus also *ye* with the tongue, unless ye give a distinct speech, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking to the air. 9 So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air.
10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of undistinguishable sound. 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.
11 If therefore I do not know the power of the sound, I shall be to him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks a barbarian for me. 11 If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and he is a foreigner to me.
12 Thus *ye* also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the edification of the assembly. 12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.
13 Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret. 13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says.
14 For if I pray with a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray also with the understanding; I will sing with the spirit, but I will sing also with the understanding. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
16 Since otherwise, if thou blessest with [the] spirit, how shall he who fills the place of the simple [Christian] say Amen, at thy giving of thanks, since he does not know what thou sayest? 16 If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?
17 For *thou* indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
18 I thank God I speak in a tongue more than all of you: 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
19 but in [the] assembly I desire to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, [rather] than ten thousand words in a tongue. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
20 Brethren, be not children in [your] minds, but in malice be babes; but in [your] minds be grown [men]. 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
21 It is written in the law, By people of other tongues, and by strange lips, will I speak to this people; and neither thus will they hear me, saith the Lord. 21 In the Law it is written: "Through men of strange tongues and through the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to me," says the Lord.
22 So that tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to unbelievers; but prophecy, not to unbelievers, but to those who believe. 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.
23 If therefore the whole assembly come together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and simple [persons] enter in, or unbelievers, will not they say ye are mad? 23 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who do not understand or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind?
24 But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or simple [person] come in, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all; 24 But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all,
25 the secrets of his heart are manifested; and thus, falling upon [his] face, he will do homage to God, reporting that God is indeed amongst you. 25 and the secrets of his heart will be laid bare. So he will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, "God is really among you!"
26 What is it then, brethren? whenever ye come together, each [of you] has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to edification. 26 What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
27 If any one speak with a tongue, [let it be] two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret; 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two--or at the most three--should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.
28 but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in [the] assembly, and let him speak to himself and to God. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.
29 And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
30 But if there be a revelation to another sitting [there], let the first be silent. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop.
31 For ye can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all be encouraged. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.
32 And spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
33 For God is not [a God] of disorder but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,
34 Let [your] women be silent in the assemblies, for it is not permitted to them to speak; but to be in subjection, as the law also says. 34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.
35 But if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in assembly. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
36 Did the word of God go out from you, or did it come to you only? 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached?
37 If any one thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognise the things that I write to you, that it is [the] Lord's commandment. 37 If anybody thinks he is a prophet or spiritually gifted, let him acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord's command.
38 But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored.
39 So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues. 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
40 But let all things be done comelily and with order. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.