Parallel Bible results for 1 Corinthians 14:21-40

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1 Corinthians 14:21-40

GNT 21 In the Scriptures it is written, "By means of people speaking strange languages I will speak to my people, says the Lord. I will speak through lips of foreigners, but even then my people will not listen to me." 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.” GNT 22 So then, the gift of speaking in strange tongues is proof for unbelievers, not for believers, while the gift of proclaiming God's message is proof for believers, not for unbelievers. NIV 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers. GNT 23 If, then, the whole church meets together and everyone starts speaking in strange tongues - and if some ordinary people or unbelievers come in, won't they say that you are all crazy? 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? GNT 24 But if everyone is proclaiming God's message when some unbelievers or ordinary people come in, they will be convinced of their sin by what they hear. They will be judged by all they hear, 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, GNT 25 their secret thoughts will be brought into the open, and they will bow down and worship God, confessing, "Truly God is here among you!" 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!” GNT 26 This is what I mean, my friends. When you meet for worship, one person has a hymn, another a teaching, another a revelation from God, another a message in strange tongues, and still another the explanation of what is said. Everything must be of help to the church. 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. GNT 27 If someone is going to speak in strange tongues, two or three at the most should speak, one after the other, and someone else must explain what is being said. NIV 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. GNT 28 But if no one is there who can explain, then the one who speaks in strange tongues must be quiet and speak only 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. GNT 29 Two or three who are given God's message should speak, while the others are to judge what they say. NIV 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. GNT 30 But if someone sitting in the meeting receives a message from God, the one who is speaking should stop. NIV 30 And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. GNT 31 All of you may proclaim God's message, one by one, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged. NIV 31 For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. GNT 32 The gift of proclaiming God's message should be under the speaker's control, NIV 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. GNT 33 because God does not want us to be in disorder but in harmony and peace. As in all the churches of God's people, NIV 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people. GNT 34 the women should keep quiet in the meetings. They are not allowed to speak; as the Jewish Law says, they must not be in charge. NIV 34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. GNT 35 If they want to find out about something, they should ask their husbands at home. It is a disgraceful thing for a woman to speak in a church meeting. 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. GNT 36 Or could it be that the word of God came from you? Or are you the only ones to whom it came? NIV 36 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? GNT 37 If anyone supposes he is God's messenger or has a spiritual gift, he must realize that what I am writing to you is the Lord's command. 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. GNT 38 But if he does not pay attention to this, pay no attention to him. NIV 38 But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored. GNT 39 So then, my friends, set your heart on proclaiming God's message, but do not forbid the speaking in strange tongues. NIV 39 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. GNT 40 Everything must be done in a proper and orderly way. NIV 40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.

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