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1 Corinthians 14

TMB 1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather so that ye may prophesy. NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. TMB 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God, for no man understandeth him, however it may be that in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 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. TMB 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh unto men for edification and exhortation and comfort. NIV 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. TMB 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself, but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. NIV 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. TMB 5 I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, unless he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 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. TMB 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either by revelation or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 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? TMB 7 And even things without life, making sounds, whether pipe or harp, unless they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?Œ 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? TMB 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle? NIV 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? TMB 9 So likewise you, unless ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken, for ye shall 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. TMB 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. NIV 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. TMB 11 Therefore, if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto 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. TMB 12 Even so ye, inasmuch as ye are zealous to possess spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of 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. TMB 13 Therefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. NIV 13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. TMB 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. NIV 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. TMB 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding 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. TMB 16 Else, when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say "Amen" at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 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? TMB 17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. NIV 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. TMB 18 I thank my God that I speak with tongues more than ye all. NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. TMB 19 Yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. NIV 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. TMB 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding. Nonetheless, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. NIV 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. TMB 21 In the law it is written: "With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that they will not hear Me," saith 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. TMB 22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to those who believe not; but prophesying serveth not those who believe not, but those who believe. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. TMB 23 If therefore the whole church come together into one place and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are unlearned or unbelievers, will they not say that ye 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? TMB 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or is unlearned, he is convinced by all and is judged 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, TMB 25 and thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God and report that God is in you in truth. 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!" TMB 26 How is it then, brethren? When ye come together every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath 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. TMB 27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two or at the most by three, and then 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. TMB 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church, and let him 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. TMB 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. TMB 30 If anything be revealed to another who sitteth by, let theŒfirst hold his peace. NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. TMB 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be comforted. NIV 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. TMB 32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, NIV 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. TMB 33 for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as it is in all 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, TMB 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. NIV 34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. TMB 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is a shame for women to speak in the 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. TMB 36 What? Did the Word of God come out from you? Or did it come unto you only? NIV 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? TMB 37 If any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments 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. TMB 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. NIV 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. TMB 39 Therefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak in tongues. NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. TMB 40 Let all things be done decently and in order. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.