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1 Corinthians 14 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Follow ye charity, love ye spiritual things, but more that ye prophesy. 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.
2 And he that speaketh in tongue, speaketh not to men, but to God; for no man heareth. But the Spirit 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 For he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and admonishing, and comforting. 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in tongue, edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church of God. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
5 And I will, that all ye speak in tongues, but more that ye prophesy. For he that prophesieth, is more than he that speaketh in languages; but peradventure he expound, that the church take edification. [+Forsooth I will you all to speak in tongues, but more that ye prophesy. For why he that prophesieth, is more than he that speaketh with tongues, or languages; but peradventure he interpret, or declare, that the church take 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, and speak in tongues, what shall I profit to you, but if I speak to you either in revelation, either in science, either in prophecy, either in teaching? [+Now forsooth, brethren, if I come to you, speaking with tongues, what shall I profit/what shall it profit to you, but if I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in science, 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 For those things that be without soul, and giveth voices, either pipe, either harp, but those give distinction of soundings, how shall it be known that that is sung, either that that is trumpeted. [+Nevertheless those things that be without soul, or life, giving voices, either pipe, or harp, but if they shall give distinction of soundings, how shall it be known, that is sung, or that that is 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 a trumpet give an uncertain sound [For why if the trump give uncertain voice], who shall make himself ready to battle? 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?
9 So [and] but ye give an open word by tongue, how shall that that is said be known? For ye shall be speaking in vain [+For ye shall be speaking in the air/Soothly ye shall be speaking into the airs, or firmament,]. 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 be many kinds of languages in this world, and nothing is without voice. [as so many kinds of tongues, or languages, be in this world, and nothing is without voice.] 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.
11 But if I know not the virtue of a voice [Therefore if I know not the virtue of voice], I shall be to him, to whom I shall speak, a barbaric; and he that speaketh to me, shall be a barbaric. 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 ye, for ye be lovers of spirits, seek ye that ye be plenteous to edification of the church. [+So and ye, for ye be lovers of spirits, that is, of ghostly gifts, to the edification of the church seek that ye be plenteous.] 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 in language, pray, that he expound. [And therefore he that speaketh in tongue, pray, that he interpret, or expound.] 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 tongue, my spirit prayeth; mine understanding is without fruit. [For why if I pray in tongue, my spirit prayeth; forsooth my mind, or reason, is without fruit.] 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
15 What then? I shall pray in spirit, I shall pray [and] in mind; I shall say psalm in spirit, I shall say psalm also in mind. 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 if thou blessest in spirit, who filleth the place of an unlearned man, how shall he say Amen on thy blessing, for he knoweth not, what thou sayest? [+For why if thou shalt bless in spirit, who filleth the place of an idiot, or unlearned man, how shall he say Amen upon thy blessing, for 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 [soothly] doest well thankings, but another man is not edified. [For why thou soothly doest well graces, or thankings, but another is not edified.] 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
18 I thank my God, for I speak in the language of all you; [I do graces to my God, for I speak in the tongue of all you;] 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
19 but in the church I will speak five words in my wit, that also I teach other men, than ten thousand words in tongue [than ten thousands of words in tongue not understood]. 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 ye be made children in wits, but in malice be ye children; but in wits be ye perfect. 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
21 For in the law it is written, That in other tongues and other lips I shall speak to this people, and neither so they shall 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 Therefore languages be into token, not to faithful men, but to men out of the faith; but prophecies be not to men out of the faith, but to faithful men. 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers.
23 Therefore if all the church come together into one, and all men speak in tongues, if unlearned men, either men out of the faith enter, whether they shall not say [soothly if idiots enter, or men out of the faith, whether they say not], What be ye 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 men prophesy, if any unfaithful man or unlearned man enter [Forsooth if all men prophecy, forsooth if any unfaithful man or idiot enter], he is convicted of all, he is wisely deemed 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 For the hid things of his heart be known, and so he shall fall down on the face, and shall worship God [+and so he falling down on the face, shall worship God], and show verily that God is in 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 then, brethren? When ye come together, each of you hath a psalm, he hath teaching, he hath apocalypse, he hath tongue, he hath expounding; all things be they done to edification. [Therefore, brethren, what is? When ye come together, each of you hath a psalm, he hath teaching, he hath apocalypse, or revelation, he hath tongue, he hath interpreting, or expounding; be all things 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 Whether a man speaketh in tongue, by two men, either three at the most [+Whether a man speak in tongue, be this done by two men/after two, or as much three], and by parts, that 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 not an interpreter, be he still in the church, and speak he 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 Prophets twain or three say [Soothly prophets two or three say], and others wisely deem. 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.
30 But if any thing be showed to a sitter, the former be still. [That if any thing shall be showed to one sitting, be the former still.] 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop.
31 For ye may all prophesy [For ye be able to prophesy all], each by himself, that all men learn, and all admonish. 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.
32 And the spirits of prophets be subject to prophets; 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
33 for why God is not of dissension, but of peace; as I teach in all churches of holy men. 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,
34 Women in churches be still; for it is not suffered to them to speak, but to be subject, as 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 will any thing learn, ask they their husbands at home; for it is foul thing to 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 Whether the word of God came forth of you, or to you alone it came? 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached?
37 If any man is seen to be a prophet, or spiritual, know he those things that I write to you, for those be the commandments of the Lord [know he the things that I write to you, for they be 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 And if any man not knoweth [Forsooth if any man unknoweth], he shall be unknowing. 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored.
39 Therefore, brethren, love ye to prophesy, and do not ye forbid to speak in tongues. 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.
40 But be all things done seemly [Forsooth be all things done honestly], and by due order in you. 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.