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 1 Corinthians 14:1 - 25
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   Book of 1 Corinthians
   Chapter 14  - Click for Chapter Audio
14:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Pursue R522 love, yet desire R523 earnestly spiritual R524 gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. R525
 
14:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For one who speaks R526 in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, F150 but in F151 his spirit he speaks mysteries. R527
 
14:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification R528 and exhortation R529 and consolation.
 
14:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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One who speaks R530 in a tongue edifies R531 himself; but one who prophesies R532 edifies R531 the church.
 
14:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now I wish that you all spoke R533 in tongues, but even R534 more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks R533 in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying. R535
 
14:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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 R536 or of knowledge R537 or of prophecy R538 or of teaching? R539
 
14:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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?
 
14:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For if the R540 bugle F152 produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
 
14:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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 R541 into the air.
 
14:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages F153 in the world, and no kind is without meaning.
 
14:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, R542 F154 and the one who speaks will be a barbarian F154 to F155 me.
 
14:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual F156 gifts, seek to abound for the edification R543 of the church.
 
14:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
 
14:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
 
14:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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What R544 is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing R545 with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.
 
14:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Otherwise if you bless in F157 the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted F158 say the R546 "Amen" at your giving R547 of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?
 
14:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified. R548
 
14:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;
 
14:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
14:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Brethren, R549 do R550 not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be R551 infants, but in your thinking be mature.
 
14:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the R552 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.
 
14:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy R554 is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.
 
14:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted F159 men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you R555 are mad?
 
14:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But if all prophesy, R556 and an unbeliever or an ungifted F160 man enters, he is convicted R557 by all, he is called to account by all;
 
14:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the R558 secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall R559 on his face and worship God, declaring R560 that God is certainly among you.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F150 Lit hears
F151 Or by the Spirit
F152 Lit trumpet
F153 Lit voices
F154 Or foreigner
F155 Or in my estimation
F156 Lit spirits
F157 Or with the
F158 I.e. unversed in spiritual gifts
F159 V 16, note 2
F160 V 16, note 2

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R522 1 Corinthians 16:14
R523 1 Corinthians 12:31;
R524 1 Corinthians 12:1
R525 1 Corinthians 13:2
R526 Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:10,28,30; 13:1;
R527 1 Corinthians 13:2
R528 Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:5,12,17,26
R529 Acts 4:36
R530 Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:10,28,30; 13:1;
R531 Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:5,12,17,26
R532 1 Corinthians 13:2
R533 Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:10,28,30; 13:1;
R534 Numbers 11:29
R535 Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:4,12,17,26
R536 1 Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 1:17
R537 1 Corinthians 12:8
R538 1 Corinthians 13:2
R539 Acts 2:42; Romans 6:17; 1 Corinthians 14:26
R540 Numbers 10:9; Jeremiah 4:19; Ezekiel 33:3-6; Joel 2:1
R541 1 Corinthians 9:26
R542 Acts 28:2
R543 Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:4,5,17,26
R544 Acts 21:22; 1 Corinthians 14:26
R545 Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
R546 Deuteronomy 27:15-26; 1 Chronicles 16:36; Nehemiah 5:13; 8:6; Psalms 106:48; Jeremiah 11:5; 28:6; Revelation 5:14;
R547 Matthew 15:36
R548 Romans 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:4,5,12,26
R549 Romans 1:13
R550 Ephesians 4:14; Hebrews 5:12f
R551 Psalms 131:2; Matthew 18:3; Romans 16:19; 1 Peter 2:2
R552 John 10:34; 1 Corinthians 14:34
R553 Isaiah 28:11f
R554 1 Corinthians 14:1
R555 Acts 2:13
R556 1 Corinthians 14:1
R557 John 16:8
R558 John 4:19
R559 Luke 17:16
R560 Isaiah 45:14; Daniel 2:47; Zechariah 8:23; Acts 4:13

 
 

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