1 Corinthians 14 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy. 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
2 For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man heareth. Yet by the Spirit he speaketh 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 prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort. 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
5 And I would have you all to speak with tongues, but rather to prophesy. For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church 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 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation or in knowledge or in prophecy or in doctrine? 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 things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of 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 if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
9 So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue plain speech, how shall it be known what is said? For you shall be speaking into 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, for example, so many kinds of tongues in this world: and none is without voice. 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.
11 If then I know not the power of the voice, I shall be to him to whom I speak a barbarian: and he that speaketh a barbarian to 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 So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the edifying of the church. 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 And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him 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 in a tongue, my spirit prayeth: but my understanding is without fruit. 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, I will pray also with the understanding, I will sing with the spirit, 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 Else, if thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that holdeth the place of the unlearned say, Amen, to thy blessing? Because he knoweth not 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 my God I speak with all your tongues. 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
19 But in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also: 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, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect. 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
21 In the law it is written: In other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people: and neither so 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 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers: but prophecies, not to unbelievers but to believers. 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 church come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in unlearned persons or infidels, will they not say that you 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 there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced 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 made manifest. And so, falling down on his face, he will adore God, affirming that God is among you indeed. 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 How is it then, brethren? When you come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath 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 speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in course: 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 hold his peace in the church and 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 the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge. 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
30 But if any thing be revealed to another sitting, let the first hold his peace. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop.
31 For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all may be exhorted. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.
32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
33 For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches 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 women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak but to be subject, as also the law saith. 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 would learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for a woman to speak in the church. 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 Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you? 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached?
37 If any seem to be a prophet or spiritual, let him know the things that I write to you, that they are the commandments of the Lord. 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 man know not, he shall not be known. 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored.
39 Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues. 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
40 But let all things be done decently and according to order. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.