1st Corinthians   chapter 14

        1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual
       gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
        2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue
       speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man
       understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he
       speaketh mysteries.
        3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to
       edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
        4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue
       edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth
       edifieth the church.
        5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but
       rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he
       that prophesieth than he that speaketh with
       tongues, except he interpret, that the church
       may receive edifying.
        6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking
       with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I
       shall speak to you either by revelation, or by
       knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
        7 And even things without life giving sound,
       whether pipe or harp, except they give a
       distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known
       what is piped or harped?
        8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound,
       who shall prepare himself to the battle?
        9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue
       words easy to be understood, how shall it be
       known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into
       the air.
       10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices
       in the world, and none of them is without
       11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the
       voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a
       barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a
       barbarian unto me.
       12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of
       spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the
       edifying of the church.
       13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown
       tongue pray that he may interpret.
       14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit
       prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
       15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit,
       and I will pray with the understanding also: I
       will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with
       the understanding also.
       16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit,
       how shall he that occupieth the room of the
       unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks,
       seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
       17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the
       other is not edified.
       18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more
       than ye all:
       19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five
       words with my understanding, that by my voice I
       might teach others also, than ten thousand words
       in an unknown tongue.
       20 Brethren, be not children in understanding:
       howbeit in malice be ye children, but in
       understanding be men.
       21 In the law it is written, With men of other
       tongues and other lips will I speak unto this
       people; and yet for all that will they not hear
       me, saith the Lord.
       22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them
       that believe, but to them that believe not: but
       prophesying serveth not for them that believe
       not, but for them which believe.
       23 If therefore the whole church be come
       together into one place, and all speak with
       tongues, and there come in those that are
       unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say
       that ye are mad?
       24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one
       that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is
       convinced of all, he is judged of all:
       25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made
       manifest; and so falling down on his face he
       will worship God, and report that God is in you
       of a truth.
       26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come
       together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a
       doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath
       an interpretation. Let all things be done unto
       27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it
       be by two, or at the most by three, and that by
       course; and let one interpret.
       28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep
       silence in the church; and let him speak to
       himself, and to God.
       29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let
       the other judge.
       30 If any thing be revealed to another that
       sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
       31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all
       may learn, and all may be comforted.
       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 churches of the saints.
       34 Let your women keep silence in the churches:
       for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but
       they are commanded to be under obedience, as
       also saith the law.
       35 And if they will learn any thing, let them
       ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame
       for women to speak in the church.
       36 What? came the word of God out from you? or
       came it unto you only?
       37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or
       spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things
       that I write unto you are the commandments of
       the Lord.
       38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be
       39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and
       forbid not to speak with tongues.
       40 Let all things be done decently and in order. 1st Corinthians chapter 15


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