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1 Corinthians 14

WYC 1 Follow ye charity, love ye spiritual things, but more that ye prophesy. NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. WYC 2 And he that speaketh in tongue, speaketh not to men, but to God; for no man heareth. But the Spirit 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. WYC 3 For he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and admonishing, and comforting. NIV 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. WYC 4 He that speaketh in tongue, edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church of God. NIV 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. WYC 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.] 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. WYC 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?] 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? WYC 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.] 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? WYC 8 For if a trumpet give an uncertain sound [For why if the trump give uncertain voice], who shall make himself ready to battle? NIV 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? WYC 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,]. 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. WYC 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.] NIV 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. WYC 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. 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. WYC 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.] 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. WYC 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.] NIV 13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. WYC 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.] NIV 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. WYC 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. 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. WYC 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?] 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? WYC 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.] NIV 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. WYC 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;] NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. WYC 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]. NIV 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. WYC 20 Brethren, do not ye be made children in wits, but in malice be ye children; but in wits be ye perfect. NIV 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. WYC 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. 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. WYC 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. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. WYC 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? 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? WYC 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. 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, WYC 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. 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!" WYC 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.] 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. WYC 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. NIV 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two--or at the most three--should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. WYC 28 But if there be not an interpreter, be he still in the church, and speak he 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. WYC 29 Prophets twain or three say [Soothly prophets two or three say], and others wisely deem. NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. WYC 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.] NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. WYC 31 For ye may all prophesy [For ye be able to prophesy all], each by himself, that all men learn, and all admonish. NIV 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. WYC 32 And the spirits of prophets be subject to prophets; NIV 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. WYC 33 for why God is not of dissension, but of peace; as I teach in all churches of holy men. NIV 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, WYC 34 Women in churches be still; for it is not suffered to them to speak, but to be subject, as the law saith. NIV 34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. WYC 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. 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. WYC 36 Whether the word of God came forth of you, or to you alone it came? NIV 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? WYC 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]. 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. WYC 38 And if any man not knoweth [Forsooth if any man unknoweth], he shall be unknowing. NIV 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. WYC 39 Therefore, brethren, love ye to prophesy, and do not ye forbid to speak in tongues. NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. WYC 40 But be all things done seemly [Forsooth be all things done honestly], and by due order in you. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.