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1 Corinthians 14

RHE 1 Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy. NIV 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. RHE 2 For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man heareth. Yet by the Spirit he speaketh mysteries. NIV 2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. RHE 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort. NIV 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. RHE 4 He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church. NIV 4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. RHE 5 And I would have you all to speak with tongues, but rather to prophesy. For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church may receive edification. NIV 5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified. RHE 6 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation or in knowledge or in prophecy or in doctrine? NIV 6 Now, brothers and sisters, 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? RHE 7 Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of 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 pipe or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes? RHE 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? NIV 8 Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? RHE 9 So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue plain speech, how shall it be known what is said? For you 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. RHE 10 There are, for example, so many kinds of tongues in this world: and none is without voice. NIV 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. RHE 11 If then I know not the power of the voice, I shall be to him to whom I speak a barbarian: and he that speaketh 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 the speaker is a foreigner to me. RHE 12 So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the edifying of the church. NIV 12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. RHE 13 And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him pray that he may interpret. NIV 13 For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. RHE 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth: but my understanding is without fruit. NIV 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. RHE 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, I will pray also with the understanding, I will sing with the spirit, I will sing also with the understanding. NIV 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. RHE 16 Else, if thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that holdeth the place of the unlearned say, Amen, to thy blessing? Because he knoweth not what thou sayest. NIV 16 Otherwise when you are praising God in the Spirit, how can someone else, who is now put in the position of an inquirer, say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are saying? RHE 17 For thou indeed givest thanks well: but the other is not edified. NIV 17 You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified. RHE 18 I thank my God I speak with all your tongues. NIV 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. RHE 19 But in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also: 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. RHE 20 Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect. NIV 20 Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. RHE 21 In the law it is written: In other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people: and neither so will they hear me, saith the Lord. NIV 21 In the Law it is written: “With other 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.” RHE 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers: but prophecies, not to unbelievers but to believers. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers. RHE 23 If therefore the whole church come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in unlearned persons or infidels, will they not say that you are mad? NIV 23 So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and inquirers or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your mind? RHE 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all. NIV 24 But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, RHE 25 The secrets of his heart are made manifest. And so, falling down on his face, he will adore God, affirming that God is among you indeed. NIV 25 as the secrets of their hearts are laid bare. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!” RHE 26 How is it then, brethren? When you come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation: let all things be done to edification. NIV 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. RHE 27 If any speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in 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. RHE 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church and 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 to God. RHE 29 And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge. NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. RHE 30 But if any thing be revealed to another sitting, let the first hold his peace. NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. RHE 31 For you may all prophesy, one by one, 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. RHE 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. RHE 33 For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches of the saints. NIV 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people. RHE 34 Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted 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. RHE 35 But if they would learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for 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. RHE 36 Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you? NIV 36 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? RHE 37 If any seem to be a prophet or spiritual, let him know the things that I write to you, that they are the commandments of the Lord. NIV 37 If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. RHE 38 But if any man know not, he shall not be known. NIV 38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored. RHE 39 Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues. NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. RHE 40 But let all things be done decently and according to order. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.

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