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1 Corinthians 14

WBT 1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual [gifts], but rather that ye may prophesy. NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. WBT 2 For he that speaketh in an [unknown] language, speaketh not to men, but to God: for no man understandeth [him]; yet 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. WBT 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh to men [to] edification, and exhortation, and comfort. NIV 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. WBT 4 He that speaketh in an [unknown] language 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. WBT 5 I would that ye all spoke in languages, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh in languages, except 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. WBT 6 Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in languages, what shall I profit you, except 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? WBT 7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 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? WBT 8 For if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle? NIV 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? WBT 9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will speak 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. WBT 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. WBT 11 Therefore, if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh [will be] a barbarian 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. WBT 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of 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. WBT 13 Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an [unknown] language, 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. WBT 14 For if I pray in an [unknown] language, 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. WBT 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. WBT 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? WBT 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. WBT 18 I thank my God, I speak in languages more than ye all: NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. WBT 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that [by my voice] I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in an [unknown] language. NIV 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. WBT 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: yet 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. WBT 21 In the law it is written, With [men of] other tongues and other lips will I speak to this people; and yet for all that will they 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. WBT 22 Wherefore languages are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying [serveth] not for them that believe not, but for them who believe. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. WBT 23 If therefore the whole church is assembled in one place, and all speak in languages, and there come in [those that are] unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are insane? 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? WBT 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or [one] unlearned, he is convinced by all, he 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, WBT 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!" WBT 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye are assembled, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a language, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done to 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. WBT 27 If any man speaketh in an [unknown] language, [let it be] by two, or at the most [by] three, and [that] by course; 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. WBT 28 But if there is 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. WBT 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge. NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. WBT 30 If [any thing] is revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. WBT 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. WBT 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. NIV 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. WBT 33 For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as 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, WBT 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted to 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. WBT 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. WBT 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it to you only? NIV 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? WBT 37 If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write to 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. WBT 38 But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. NIV 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. WBT 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak in languages. NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. WBT 40 Let all things be done decently, and in order. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.