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1 Corinthians 14 TYN/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Labour for love and covet spretuall giftes: and most chefly forto prophesye. 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
2 For he that speaketh with toges speaketh not vnto men but vnto god for no man heareth him how be it in the sprete he speaketh misteries. 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 vnto men to edifyinge to exhortacion and to comforte. 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
4 He that speaketh with tonges proffiteth him silfe: he that prophesyeth edifieth the congregacion. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
5 I wolde that ye all spake with tonges: but rather that ye prophesied. For greater is he that prophisieth? then he yt speaketh with tonges except he expounde it also that the congregacion maye have edifyinge. 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 Now brehren if I come vnto you speakige wt tonges: what shall I profit you excepte I speake vnto you other by revelacio or knowledge or prophesyinge or 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 Moreover whe thinges with out lyfe geve sounde: whether it be a pype or an harpe: except they make a distinccion in the soundes: how shall it be knowen what is pyped 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 And also if the trope geve an vncertayne voyce who shall prepare him silfe to fyght? 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
9 Eve so lykwyse whe ye speake with toges excepte ye speake wordes that have signification how shall yt be vnderstonde what is spoke? For ye shall but speake in the ayer. 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 Many kyndes of voyces are in the worlde and none of them are with out signification. 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.
11 If I knowe not what the voyce meaneth I shalbe vnto him that speaketh an alient: and and he that speaketh shalbe an alient vnto 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 Eve so ye (for as moche as ye covet spretuall giftes) seke that ye maye have plentye vnto ye edifyinge of the congregacion. 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 Wherfore let him that speaketh with tonges praye that he maye interpret also. 13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says.
14 If I praye with tonge my sprete prayeth: but my mynde is with out frute. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will praye with the sprete ad will praye wt the mynde also. I will singe with the sprete and will singe with the mynde also. 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 For els when thou blessest with ye sprete how shall he that occupieth the roume of the vnlearned saye amen at thy gevinge of thankes seynge he vnderstondeth 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 Thou verely gevest thankes well but the other is not edyfied. 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
18 I thanke my god I speake with toges moare then ye all. 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
19 Yet had I lever in ye cogregacio to speake five wordes with my mynde to ye informacio of other rather then ten thousande wordes wt the tonge. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
20 Brethre be not chyldre in witte. How be it as cocerninge maliciousnes be chyldre: but in witte be perfet. 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
21 In the lawe it is written with other toges and with other lyppes wyll I speake vnto this people and yet for all that will they not heare me sayth the Lorde. 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 Wherfore tonges are for a signe not to them that beleve: but to them that beleve not. Contrary wyse prophesyinge serveth not for them that beleve not: but for them which beleve. 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.
23 Yf therfore when all the cogregacion is come to gedder and all speake with tonges ther come in they yt are vnlearned or they which beleve not: will they not saye that ye are out of youre wittes? 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 and yf all prophesy and ther come in one that beleveth not or one vnlearned he is rebuked of all men and is iudged of every man: 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 and so are ye secretes of his hert opened and so falleth he doune on his face and worshippeth God and sayth yt God is wt you in dede. 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 brethre? When ye come to gedder every ma hath his songe hath his doctryne hath his toge hath his revelacio hath his interpretacio. Let all thinges be done vnto edifyinge. 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 eny man speake wt tonges let it be two at once or at the most thre at once and that by course: and let another interprete it. 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 yf ther be no interpreter let him kepe silence in the cogregacion and let him speake to him selfe and to God. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.
29 Let the Prophetes speake two at once or thre at once and let other iudge. 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
30 Yf eny revelacio be made to another that sitteth by let the fyrst holde his peace. 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop.
31 For ye maye all prophesy one by one that all maye learne and all maye have comforte. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.
32 For ye spretes of the Prophetes are in the power of the Prophetes. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
33 For God is not causer of stryfe: but of peace as he is in all other congregacions of the saynctes. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,
34 Let youre wyves kepe silence in the cogregacions. For it is not permitted vnto them to speake: but let them be vnder obedience as sayth the lawe. 34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.
35 If they will learne enythinge let the axe their husbandes at home. For it is a shame for wemen to speake in the cogregacio. 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 Sproge ye worde of god fro you? Ether came it vnto you only? 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached?
37 Yf eny ma thinke him sylfe a prophet ether spirituall: let him vnderstonde what thinges I write vnto you. For they are the comaundementes of the Lorde. 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 and yf eny man be ignorat let him be ignorant. 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored.
39 Wherfore brethren covet to prophesye and forbyd not to speake with tonges. 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
40 And let all thinges be done honestly and in order. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.