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1 Corinthians 14 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:1 - Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:2 - For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:3 - But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:4 - He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:5 - Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:6 - But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:7 - Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they didn't give a distinction in the sounds, how would it be known what is piped or harped?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:8 - For if the shofar gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:9 - So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:10 - There are, it may be, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them is without meaning.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:11 - If then I don't know the meaning of the sound, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks would be a foreigner to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:12 - So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:13 - Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:14 - For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:15 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:16 - Otherwise if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amein" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn't know what you say?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:17 - For you most assuredly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:18 - I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:19 - However in the assembly I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in another language.

Instruction for the Church

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:20 - Brothers, don't be children in thoughts, yet in malice be babies, but in thoughts be mature.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:21 - In the law it is written, "By men of strange languages and by the lips of strangers I will speak to this people. Not even thus will they hear me, says the Lord."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:22 - Therefore other languages are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to the unbelieving; but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, but to those who believe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:23 - If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won't they say that you are crazy?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:24 - But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:25 - And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed. So he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:26 - What is it then, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has another language, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to build each other up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:27 - If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:28 - But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:29 - Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:30 - But if a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first keep silent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:31 - For you all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:32 - The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:33 - for God is not a God of confusion, but of shalom. As in all the assemblies of the holy ones,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:34 - let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:35 - If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:36 - What? Was it from you that the word of God went out? Or did it come to you alone?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:37 - If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him recognize the things which I write to you, that they are the mitzvah of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:38 - But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:39 - Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:40 - Let all things be done decently and in order.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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