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.
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers: but prophecies, not to unbelievers but to believers.
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?
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.
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.
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.
If any speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in course: and let one interpret.
But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church and speak to himself and to God.
And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge.
But if any thing be revealed to another sitting, let the first hold his peace.
For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all may be exhorted.
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches of the saints.
Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak but to be subject, as also the law saith.
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.
Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you?
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.
But if any man know not, he shall not be known.
Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues.
But let all things be done decently and according to order.