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1 Corinthians 14

RSV 1 Make love your aim, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. RSV 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. NIV 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. RSV 3 On the other hand, he who prophesies speaks to men for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. NIV 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. RSV 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. NIV 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. RSV 5 Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than he who speaks in tongues, unless some one interprets, so that the church may be edified. NIV 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. RSV 6 Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how shall I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? NIV 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? RSV 7 If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will any one know what is played? NIV 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? RSV 8 And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? NIV 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? RSV 9 So with yourselves; if you in a tongue utter speech that is not intelligible, how will any one know what is said? For you will be speaking into the air. NIV 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. RSV 10 There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning; NIV 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. RSV 11 but if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to the speaker and the speaker a foreigner to me. NIV 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. RSV 12 So with yourselves; since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church. NIV 12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church. RSV 13 Therefore, he who speaks in a tongue should pray for the power to interpret. NIV 13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. RSV 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. NIV 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. RSV 15 What am I to do? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. NIV 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. RSV 16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how can any one in the position of an outsider say the "Amen" to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying? NIV 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? RSV 17 For you may give thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. NIV 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. RSV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all; NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. RSV 19 nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue. NIV 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. RSV 20 Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; be babes in evil, but in thinking be mature. NIV 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. RSV 21 In the law it is written, "By men of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord." NIV 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. RSV 22 Thus, tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. RSV 23 If, therefore, the whole church assembles and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad? NIV 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? RSV 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, NIV 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, RSV 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you. NIV 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!" RSV 26 What then, brethren? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. NIV 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. RSV 27 If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn; and let one interpret. NIV 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two--or at the most three--should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. RSV 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silence in church and speak to himself and to God. NIV 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God. RSV 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. RSV 30 If a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first be silent. NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. RSV 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged; NIV 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. RSV 32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. NIV 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. RSV 33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, NIV 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, RSV 34 the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. NIV 34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. RSV 35 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. NIV 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. RSV 36 What! Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached? NIV 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? RSV 37 If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord. NIV 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. RSV 38 If any one does not recognize this, he is not recognized. NIV 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. RSV 39 So, my brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues; NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. RSV 40 but all things should be done decently and in order. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.