Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 14

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1 Corinthians 14

YLT 1 Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may prophecy, NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. YLT 2 for he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue -- to men he doth not speak, but to God, for no one doth hearken, and in spirit he doth speak secrets; 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. YLT 3 and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort; NIV 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. YLT 4 he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue, himself doth edify, and he who is prophesying, an assembly doth edify; NIV 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. YLT 5 and I wish you all to speak with tongues, and more that ye may prophecy, for greater is he who is prophesying than he who is speaking with tongues, except one may interpret, that the assembly may receive 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. YLT 6 And now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, 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? YLT 7 yet the things without life giving sound -- whether pipe or harp -- if a difference in the sounds they may not give, how shall be known that which is piped or that which 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? YLT 8 for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for battle? NIV 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? YLT 9 so also ye, if through the tongue, speech easily understood ye may not give -- how shall that which is spoken be known? for ye shall be speaking to 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. YLT 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is unmeaning, NIV 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. YLT 11 if, then, I do not know the power of the voice, I shall be to him who is speaking a foreigner, and he who is speaking, is to me a foreigner; 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. YLT 12 so also ye, since ye are earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, for the building up of the assembly seek that ye may abound; 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. YLT 13 wherefore he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue -- let him 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. YLT 14 for if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit doth pray, and my understanding is unfruitful. NIV 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. YLT 15 What then is it? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray also with the understanding; I will sing psalms with the spirit, and I will sing psalms also with the understanding; 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. YLT 16 since, if thou mayest bless with the spirit, he who is filling the place of the unlearned, how shall he say the Amen at thy giving of thanks, since what thou dost say he hath not known? 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? YLT 17 for thou, indeed, dost give thanks well, but the other is not built up! NIV 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. YLT 18 I give thanks to my God -- more than you all with tongues speaking -- NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. YLT 19 but in an assembly I wish to speak five words through my understanding, that others also I may instruct, rather than myriads of 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. YLT 20 Brethren, become not children in the understanding, but in the evil be ye babes, and in the understanding become ye perfect; NIV 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. YLT 21 in the law it hath been written, that, `With other tongues and with other lips I will speak to this people, and not even so will they 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. YLT 22 so that the tongues are for a sign, not to the believing, but to the unbelieving; and the prophesy [is] not for the unbelieving, but for the believing, NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. YLT 23 If, therefore, the whole assembly may come together, to the same place, and all may speak with tongues, and there may come in 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? YLT 24 and if all may prophecy, and any one may come in, an unbeliever or unlearned, he is convicted by all, he is discerned 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, YLT 25 and so the secrets of his heart become manifest, and so having fallen upon [his] face, he will bow before God, declaring that God really is 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!" YLT 26 What then is it, brethren? whenever ye may come together, each of you hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation? let all things be for building up; 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. YLT 27 if an [unknown] tongue any one do speak, by two, or at the most, by three, and 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. YLT 28 and if there may be no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and to himself let him speak, and to God. NIV 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God. YLT 29 And prophets -- let two or three speak, and let the others discern, NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. YLT 30 and if to another sitting [anything] may be revealed, let the first be silent; NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. YLT 31 for ye are able, one by one, all to prophesy, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted, NIV 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. YLT 32 and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject, NIV 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. YLT 33 for God is not [a God] of tumult, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints. NIV 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, YLT 34 Your women in the assemblies let them be silent, for it hath not been permitted to them to speak, but to be subject, as also 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. YLT 35 and if they wish to learn anything, at home their own husbands let them question, for it is a shame to women to speak in an assembly. 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. YLT 36 From you did the word of God come forth? or to you alone did it come? NIV 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? YLT 37 if any one doth think to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge the things that I write to you -- that of the Lord they are commands; 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. YLT 38 and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant; NIV 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored. YLT 39 so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not forbid; NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. YLT 40 let all things be done decently and in order. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.