Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

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1 Corinthians 14:1-25

NAS 1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. NAS 2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks 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. NAS 3 But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. NIV 3 But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. NAS 4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. NIV 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. NAS 5 Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so 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. NAS 6 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of 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? NAS 7 Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp? 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? NAS 8 For if the bugle produces an indistinct 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? NAS 9 So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? 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. NAS 10 There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning. NIV 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. NAS 11 If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks 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. NAS 12 So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification 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. NAS 13 Therefore let one who speaks in a 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. NAS 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. NAS 15 What is the outcome then? 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. NAS 16 Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the "Amen " at your giving of thanks, since 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? NAS 17 For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified. NIV 17 You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified. NAS 18 I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. NAS 19 however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather 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. NAS 20 Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. NIV 20 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. NAS 21 In the Law it is written, "BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO 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. NAS 22 So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. NAS 23 Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men 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? NAS 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man 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, NAS 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly 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!"