Intelligibility in Worship
1Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
2For anyone who speaks in a tongue Or in another language; also in verses 4, 13, 14, 19, 26 and 27 does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.
3But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.
4Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
5I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, Or in other languages; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39 but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, Or in other languages; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39 unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
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