1 Prophecy and tongues
1 Follow after charity, and ch. 12:31desire spiritual gifts, Num. 11:25,29but rather that ye may prophesy.
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 ver. 26revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
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.
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 will pray with the understanding also: Eph. 5:19;Col. 3:16I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing Ps. 47:7with the understanding also.
16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen ch. 11:24at 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 you 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, Ps. 131:2;Mat. 11:25;& 18:3;& 19:14;Rom. 16:19;ch. 3:1;Eph. 4:14;Heb. 5:12,13be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice Mat. 18:3;1 Pet. 2:2be ye children, but in understanding be [e]men.
21 John 10:34In the law it is Is. 28:11,12written, 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, Acts 2:13will 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 Is. 45:14;Zech. 8:23that God is in you of a truth.
26 The use of spiritual gifts
26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, ver. 6;ch. 12:8-10hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. ch. 12:7;2 Cor. 12:19;Eph. 4:12Let all things be done unto edifying.
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 ch. 12:10let the other judge.
30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, 1 Thes. 5:19,20let 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 1 John 4:1the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets:
34 1 Tim. 2:11,12Let 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 Gen. 3:16law.
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 2 Cor. 10:7;1 John 4:6If 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 ignorant.
39 Wherefore, brethren, ch. 12:31;1 Thes. 5:20covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
40 ver. 33Let all things be done decently and in order.
41 The resurrection
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