I Corinthians 14

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1. Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

2. For the one who speaks in an unknown language is not speaking to men, but to God; for no one understands him. And indeed, what he speaks in his spirit is a mystery.

3. On the other hand, the one who prophesies is speaking to men for edification and encouragement and comfort.

4. The one who speaks in an unknown language is edifying only himself; but the one who prophesies is edifying the church.

5. Now I would have all of you speak in foreign languages; but even more,would have you prophesy; because greater is the one who prophesies than the one who speaks in languages, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edification.

6. And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, of what benefit will it be to you, unless I speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

7. It is the same with the inanimate things that make sounds, whether a flute or harp; if they do not give distinction to the sounds, how will it be known what is being piped or harped?

8. For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for war?

9. In the same way also, unless you give intelligible speech, how will it be known what is being spoken? For you will be speaking gibberish into the air.

10. There are so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without definite sounds.

11. Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the sounds, I shall be a barbarian to the one who is speaking, and the one who is speaking will be a barbarian to me.

12. In the same way, since you are desirous of spiritual gifts, seek them that you may abound for the edification of the church.

13. For this reason, let the one who speaks in an unknown language pray that he may interpret.

14. For if I pray in an unknown language, my spirit is praying, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15. What then is the sum of it? I will pray with the spirit, but I will also pray with the understanding. I will praise with the spirit, but I will also praise with the understanding.

16. Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how shall the one who sits in the room of the unlearned be able to say “Amen” when you give thanks, since he does not understand what you are saying?

17. For you may indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18. I thank my God that I speak in languages more than all of you.

19. But in the church, I desire to speak five words with my understanding rather than ten thousand words in an unknown language, so that I may also instruct others.

20. Brethren, do not be children in your minds; however, in regard to malice be babes, but in your minds be fully mature.

21. It is written in the law, “Therefore, in other languages and by other lips will I speak to this people; but even then, they will not hear Me, says the Lord.”

22. Consequently, gifts of languages are a sign—not for those who believe, but for those who do not believe. But prophecy is not for the unbelievers, but for those who believe.

23. Therefore, if the whole church is assembled together in one place, and all are speaking in unknown languages, and unlearned persons or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you have lost your minds?

24. But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or unlearned person comes in, he is convicted by all, and he is discerned by all.

25. And in this way the secrets of his heart are exposed; and so, bowing down on his face, he will worship God, declaring that God is indeed among you.

26. What is it then, brethren? When you assemble together, each of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a language, has a revelation, or has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.

27. If anyone speaks in a foreign language, let it be by two, or three at the most, and let that be in succession; and let one interpret.

28. But if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in the church, and let him speak within himself and to God.

29. And let the prophets speak, two or three in succession; and let the others discern.

30. But if anything be revealed to another who is sitting by, let the first one be silent.

31. For your prophets can all prophesy one by one, so that everyone may learn and may be encouraged.

32. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

34. Let your women be silent in the churches, for they are not allowed to speak; but they are to be in subjection, exactly as the law says.

35. And if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home. For it is a shame for a woman to speak in church.

36. WHAT? Did the Word of God originate with you? Or did it come only to you and no one else?

37. If anyone thinks that he is a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things I write to you are commandments of the Lord.

38. But if anyone chooses to be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39. So then, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in foreign languages.

40. Let all things be done decently and in order.

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V-PAM-2P
G3588
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love,G26
N-ASF
andG1161
CONJ
earnestly desireG2206
V-PAM-2P
theG3588
T-APN
spiritual gifts,G4152
A-APN
butG1161
CONJ
especiallyG3123
ADV
thatG2443
CONJ
you may prophesy.G4395
V-PAS-2P

ForG1063
CONJ
the one whoG3588
T-NSM
speaksG2980
V-PAP-NSM
in an unknown languageG1100
N-DSF
is notG3756
PRT-N
speakingG2980
V-PAI-3S
to men,G444
N-DPM
butG235
CONJ
G3588
T-DSM
to God;G2316
N-DSM
forG1063
CONJ
no oneG3762
A-NSM
understandsG191
V-PAI-3S
him. And indeed,G1161
CONJ
what he speaksG2980
V-PAI-3S
in his spiritG4151
N-DSN
is a mystery.G3466
N-APN

On the other hand,G1161
CONJ
the one whoG3588
T-NSM
prophesiesG4395
V-PAP-NSM
is speakingG2980
V-PAI-3S
to menG444
N-DPM
for edificationG3619
N-ASF
andG2532
CONJ
encouragementG3874
N-ASF
andG2532
CONJ
comfort.G3889
N-ASF

The one whoG3588
T-NSM
speaksG2980
V-PAP-NSM
in an unknown languageG1100
N-DSF
is edifyingG3618
V-PAI-3S
only himself;G1438
F-3ASM
butG1161
CONJ
the one whoG3588
T-NSM
prophesiesG4395
V-PAP-NSM
is edifyingG3618
V-PAI-3S
the church.G1577
N-ASF

NowG1161
CONJ
I wouldG2309
V-PAI-1S
have allG3956
A-APM
of youG5209
P-2AP
speakG2980
V-PAN
in foreign languages;G1100
N-DPF
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CONJ
even more,G3123
ADV
G2443
CONJ
I would have you prophesy;G4395
V-PAS-2P
becauseG1063
CONJ
greaterG3187
A-NSM-C
is the one whoG3588
T-NSM
prophesiesG4395
V-PAP-NSM
thanG2228
CONJ
the one whoG3588
T-NSM
speaksG2980
V-PAP-NSM
in languages,G1100
N-DPF
unlessG1622
ADV
G1487
CONJ
G3361
PRT-N
he interprets,G1329
V-PAS-3S
so thatG2443
CONJ
theG3588
T-NSF
churchG1577
N-NSF
may receiveG2983
V-2AAS-3S
edification.G3619
N-ASF

It is theG3588
T-NPN
sameG3676
ADV
with the inanimate thingsG895
A-NPN
that makeG1325
V-PAP-NPN
sounds,G5456
N-ASF
whetherG1535
CONJ
a fluteG836
N-NSM
orG1535
CONJ
harp;G2788
N-NSF
ifG1437
CONJ
they do notG3361
PRT-N
giveG1325
V-2AAS-3S
distinctionG1293
N-ASF
to theG3588
T-DPM
sounds,G5353
N-DPM
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ADV
will it be knownG1097
V-FPI-3S
whatG3588
T-NSN
is being pipedG832
V-PPP-NSN
orG2228
CONJ
G3588
T-NSN
harped?G2789
V-PPP-NSN

G1487
CONJ
G5177
V-2AAO-3S
There areG2076
V-PXI-3S
so manyG5118
D-NPN
kindsG1085
N-NPN
of voicesG5456
N-GPF
inG1722
PREP
the world,G2889
N-DSM
andG2532
CONJ
none of themG3762
A-NSN
is without definite sounds.G880
A-NSN

Therefore,G3767
CONJ
ifG1437
CONJ
I do notG3361
PRT-N
knowG1492
V-RAS-1S
theG3588
T-ASF
meaningG1411
N-ASF
of theG3588
T-GSF
sounds,G5456
N-GSF
I shall beG2071
V-FXI-1S
a barbarianG915
A-NSM
to the one whoG3588
T-NSM
is speaking,G2980
V-PAP-NSM
andG2532
CONJ
the one whoG3588
T-DSM
is speakingG2980
V-PAP-DSM
will be a barbarianG915
A-NSM
toG1722
PREP
me.G1698
P-1DS

In the same way,G3779
ADV
G2532
CONJ
sinceG1893
CONJ
youG5210
P-2NP
areG2075
V-PXI-2P
desirousG2207
N-NPM-T
of spiritualG4151
N-GPN
gifts, seekG2212
V-PAM-2P
them thatG2443
CONJ
you may aboundG4052
V-PAS-2P
forG4314
PREP
theG3588
T-ASF
edificationG3619
N-ASF
of theG3588
T-GSF
church.G1577
N-GSF

For this reason,G1355
CONJ
let the one whoG3588
T-NSM
speaksG2980
V-PAP-NSM
in an unknown languageG1100
N-DSF
prayG4336
V-PNM-3S
thatG2443
CONJ
he may interpret.G1329
V-PAS-3S

WhatG5101
I-NSN
thenG3767
CONJ
is the sum of it?G2076
V-PXI-3S
I will prayG4336
V-FDI-1S
with theG3588
T-DSN
spirit,G4151
N-DSN
butG1161
CONJ
I will alsoG2532
CONJ
prayG4336
V-FDI-1S
with theG3588
T-DSM
understanding.G3563
N-DSM
I will praiseG5567
V-FAI-1S
with theG3588
T-DSN
spirit,G4151
N-DSN
butG1161
CONJ
I will alsoG2532
CONJ
praiseG5567
V-FAI-1S
with theG3588
T-DSM
understanding.G3563
N-DSM

Otherwise,G1893
CONJ
ifG1437
CONJ
you blessG2127
V-PAS-2S
with theG3588
T-DSN
spirit,G4151
N-DSN
howG4459
ADV
shall the one whoG3588
T-NSM
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V-PAP-NSM
in theG3588
T-ASM
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N-ASM
of theG3588
T-GSM
unlearnedG2399
N-GSM
be able toG1909
PREP
sayG2046
V-FAI-3S
G3588
T-ASN
"Amen"G281
HEB
G3588
T-DSF
when youG4674
S-2SDSF
give thanks,G2169
N-DSF
sinceG1894
CONJ
he does notG3756
PRT-N
understandG1492
V-RAI-3S
whatG5101
I-ASN
you are saying?G3004
V-PAI-2S

ButG235
CONJ
inG1722
PREP
the church,G1577
N-DSF
I desireG2309
V-PAI-1S
to speakG2980
V-AAN
fiveG4002
A-APM-NUI
wordsG3056
N-APM
withG1223
PREP
myG3450
P-1GS
G3588
T-DSM
understandingG3563
N-DSM
rather thanG2228
CONJ
ten thousandG3463
A-APM
wordsG3056
N-APM
inG1722
PREP
an unknown language,G1100
N-DSF
so thatG2443
CONJ
I may alsoG2532
CONJ
instructG2727
V-AAS-1S
others.G243
A-APM

Brethren,G80
N-VPM
do notG3361
PRT-N
beG1096
V-PNM-2P
childrenG3813
N-NPN
in yourG3588
T-DPF
minds;G5424
N-DPF
however,G235
CONJ
in regard toG3588
T-DSF
maliceG2549
N-DSF
be babes,G3515
V-PAM-2P
butG1161
CONJ
in yourG3588
T-DPF
mindsG5424
N-DPF
beG1096
V-PNM-2P
fully mature.G5046
A-NPM

Consequently,G5620
CONJ
G3588
T-NPF
gifts of languagesG1100
N-NPF
areG1526
V-PXI-3P
G1519
PREP
a sign—G4592
N-ASN
notG3756
PRT-N
for those whoG3588
T-DPM
believe,G4100
V-PAP-DPM
butG235
CONJ
for those whoG3588
T-DPM
do not believe.G571
A-DPM
ButG235
CONJ
G3588
T-NSF
prophecyG4394
N-NSF
is notG3756
PRT-N
for theG3588
T-DPM
unbelievers,G571
A-DPM
butG1161
CONJ
for those whoG3588
T-DPM
believe.G4100
V-PAP-DPM

Therefore,G3767
CONJ
ifG1437
CONJ
theG3588
T-NSF
wholeG3650
A-NSF
churchG1577
N-NSF
is assembled togetherG4905
V-2AAS-3S
inG1909
PREP
oneG3588
T-ASN
place,G846
P-ASN
andG2532
CONJ
allG3956
A-NPM
are speakingG2980
V-PAS-3P
in unknown languages,G1100
N-DPF
andG1161
CONJ
unlearned personsG2399
N-NPM
orG2228
CONJ
unbelieversG571
A-NPM
come in,G1525
V-2AAS-3P
will they notG3756
PRT-N
sayG2046
V-FAI-3P
thatG3754
CONJ
you have lost your minds?G3105
V-PNI-2P

WhatG5101
I-NSN
is itG2076
V-PXI-3S
then,G3767
CONJ
brethren?G80
N-VPM
WhenG3752
CONJ
you assemble together,G4905
V-PNS-2P
eachG1538
A-NSM
of youG5216
P-2GP
hasG2192
V-PAI-3S
a psalm,G5568
N-ASM
hasG2192
V-PAI-3S
a doctrine,G1322
N-ASF
hasG2192
V-PAI-3S
a language,G1100
N-ASF
hasG2192
V-PAI-3S
a revelation,G602
N-ASF
or hasG2192
V-PAI-3S
an interpretation.G2058
N-ASF
Let all thingsG3956
A-NPN
be doneG1096
V-PNM-3S
forG4314
PREP
edification.G3619
N-ASF

IfG1535
CONJ
anyoneG5100
X-NSM
speaksG2980
V-PAI-3S
in a foreign language,G1100
N-DSF
let it be byG2596
PREP
two,G1417
A-APM-NUI
orG2228
CONJ
threeG5140
A-APM
at theG3588
T-ASN
most,G4118
A-ASN-S
andG2532
CONJ
let that be inG303
PREP
succession;G3313
N-ASN
andG2532
CONJ
let oneG1520
A-NSM
interpret.G1329
V-PAM-3S

ButG1161
CONJ
ifG1437
CONJ
there isG5600
V-PXS-3S
noG3361
PRT-N
interpreter,G1328
N-NSM
let him be silentG4601
V-PAM-3S
inG1722
PREP
the church,G1577
N-DSF
andG1161
CONJ
let him speakG2980
V-PAM-3S
within himselfG1438
F-3DSM
andG2532
CONJ
G3588
T-DSM
to God.G2316
N-DSM

AndG1161
CONJ
let the prophetsG4396
N-NPM
speak,G2980
V-PAM-3P
twoG1417
A-NPM-NUI
orG2228
CONJ
threeG5140
A-NPM
in succession; andG2532
CONJ
let theG3588
T-NPM
othersG243
A-NPM
discern.G1252
V-PAM-3P

ButG1161
CONJ
ifG1437
CONJ
anything be revealedG601
V-APS-3S
to anotherG243
A-DSM
who is sitting by,G2521
V-PNP-DSM
let theG3588
T-NSM
firstG4413
A-NSM
one be silent.G4601
V-PAM-3S

ForG1063
CONJ
your prophets canG1410
V-PNI-2P
allG3956
A-NPM
prophesyG4395
V-PAN
oneG1520
A-ASM
byG2596
PREP
one,G3956
A-NPM
so thatG2443
CONJ
everyoneG3956
A-NPM
may learnG3129
V-PAS-3P
andG2532
CONJ
may be encouraged.G3870
V-PPS-3P

AndG2532
CONJ
the spiritsG4151
N-NPN
of the prophetsG4396
N-GPM
are subjectG5293
V-PPI-3S
to the prophets.G4396
N-DPM

IfG1487
CONJ
anyoneG5100
X-NSM
thinksG1380
V-PAI-3S
that he isG1511
V-PXN
a prophetG4396
N-NSM
orG2228
CONJ
spiritual,G4152
A-NSM
let him acknowledgeG1921
V-PAM-3S
thatG3754
CONJ
the thingsG3739
R-APN
I writeG1125
V-PAI-1S
to youG5213
P-2DP
areG1526
V-PXI-3P
commandmentsG1785
N-NSF
of theG3588
T-GSM
Lord.G2962
N-GSM

ButG1161
CONJ
ifG1487
CONJ
anyoneG5100
X-NSM
chooses to be ignorant,G50
V-PAI-3S
let him be ignorant.G50
V-PPI-3S

So then,G5620
CONJ
brethren,G80
N-VPM
desireG2206
V-PAM-2P
G3588
T-ASN
to prophesy,G4395
V-PAN
andG2532
CONJ
do notG3361
PRT-N
forbidG2967
V-PAM-2P
G3588
T-ASN
speakingG2980
V-PAN
in foreign languages.G1100
N-DPF

Let all thingsG3956
A-NPN
be doneG1096
V-PNM-3S
decentlyG2156
ADV
andG2532
CONJ
inG2596
PREP
order.G5010
N-ASF

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