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1 Corinthians 14 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Prophecy a Superior Gift

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:1 - Pursue G1377 love, G26 yet G1161 desire G2206 earnestly G2206 spiritual G4152 gifts, but especially G3123 that you may prophesy. G4395

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:2 - For one who speaks G2980 in a tongue G1100 does not speak G2980 to men G444 but to God; G2316 for no G3762 one G3762 [fn]understands, G191 but [fn]in his spirit G4151 he speaks G2980 mysteries. G3466

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:3 - But one who prophesies G4395 speaks G2980 to men G444 for edification G3619 and exhortation G3874 and consolation. G3889

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:4 - One who speaks G2980 in a tongue G1100 edifies G3618 himself; G1438 but one who prophesies G4395 edifies G3618 the church. G1577

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:5 - Now G1161 I wish G2309 that you all G3956 spoke G2980 in tongues, G1100 but even more G3123 that you would prophesy; G4395 and greater G3173 is one who prophesies G4395 than G2228 one who speaks G2980 in tongues, G1100 unless G1487 G3361 he interprets, G1329 so G2443 that the church G1577 may receive G2983 edifying. G3619

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:6 - But now, G3568 brethren, G80 if G1437 I come G2064 to you speaking G2980 in tongues, G1100 what G5101 will I profit G5623 you unless G1437 G3361 I speak G2980 to you either G2228 by way G1722 of revelation G602 or G2228 of knowledge G1108 or G2228 of prophecy G4394 or G2228 of teaching? G1322

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:7 - Yet G3676 even lifeless G895 things, G895 either G1535 flute G836 or G1535 harp, G2788 in producing G1325 a sound, G5456 if G1437 they do not produce G1325 a distinction G1293 in the tones, G5353 how G4459 will it be known G1097 what is played G832 on the flute G832 or G2228 on the harp? G2789

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:8 - For if G1437 the [fn]bugle G4536 produces G1325 an indistinct G82 sound, G5456 who G5101 will prepare G3903 himself for battle? G4171

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:9 - So G3779 also G2532 you, unless G1437 G3361 you utter G1325 by the tongue G1100 speech G3056 that is clear, G2154 how G4459 will it be known G1097 what is spoken? G2980 For you will be speaking G2980 into the air. G109

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:10 - There are, perhaps, G5177 a great G5118 many G5118 kinds G1085 of [fn]languages G5456 in the world, G2889 and no G3762 kind is without G880 meaning. G880

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:11 - If G1437 then G3767 I do not know G6063 the meaning G1411 of the language, G5456 I will be to the one who speaks G2980 a [fn]barbarian, G915 and the one who speaks G2980 will be a [fn]barbarian G915 [fn]to me.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:12 - So G3779 also G2532 you, since G1893 you are zealous G2207 of [fn]spiritual G4151 gifts, seek G2212 to abound G4052 for the edification G3619 of the church. G1577

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:13 - Therefore G1352 let one who speaks G2980 in a tongue G1100 pray G4336 that he may interpret. G1329

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:14 - For if G1437 I pray G4336 in a tongue, G1100 my spirit G4151 prays, G4336 but my mind G3563 is unfruitful. G175

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:15 - What G5101 is the outcome then? G3767 I will pray G4336 with the spirit G4151 and I will pray G4336 with the mind G3563 also; G2532 I will sing G5567 with the spirit G4151 and I will sing G5567 with the mind G3563 also. G2532

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:16 - Otherwise G1893 if G1437 you bless G2127 [fn]in the spirit G4151 only, how G4459 will the one who fills G378 the place G5117 of the [fn]ungifted G2399 say G3004 the “Amen” G281 at your giving G2169 of thanks, G2169 since G1894 he does not know G6063 what G5101 you are saying? G3004

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:17 - For you are giving G2168 thanks G2168 well G2573 enough, G2573 but the other G2087 person G2087 is not edified. G3618

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:18 - I thank G2168 God, G2316 I speak G2980 in tongues G1100 more G3123 than you all; G3956

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:19 - however, G235 in the church G1577 I desire G2309 to speak G2980 five G4002 words G3056 with my mind G3563 so G2443 that I may instruct G2727 others G243 also, G2532 rather G2228 than G2228 ten G3463 thousand G3463 words G3056 in a tongue. G1100

Instruction for the Church

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:20 - Brethren, G80 do not be children G3813 in your thinking; G5424 yet G235 in evil G2549 be infants, G3515 but in your thinking G5424 be mature. G5046

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:21 - In the Law G3551 it is written, G1125 “BY MEN G2084 OF STRANGE G2084 TONGUES G2084 AND BY THE LIPS G5491 OF STRANGERS G2087 I WILL SPEAK G2980 TO THIS G3778 PEOPLE G2992, AND EVEN G3761 SO G3779 THEY WILL NOT LISTEN G1522 TO ME,” says G3004 the Lord. G2962

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:22 - So G5620 then G5620 tongues G1100 are for a sign, G4592 not to those G3588 who believe G4100 but to unbelievers; G571 but prophecy G4394 is for a sign, not to unbelievers G571 but to those G3588 who believe. G4100

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:23 - Therefore G3767 if G1437 the whole G3650 church G1577 assembles G4905 together G1909 G3588 G846 and all G3956 speak G2980 in tongues, G1100 and [fn]ungifted G2399 men G2399 or G2228 unbelievers G571 enter, G1525 will they not say G3004 that you are mad? G3105

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:24 - But if G1437 all G3956 prophesy, G4395 and an unbeliever G571 or G2228 an [fn]ungifted G2399 man G2399 enters, G1525 he is convicted G1651 by all, G3956 he is called G350 to account G350 by all; G3956

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:25 - the secrets G2927 of his heart G2588 are disclosed; G5318 and so G3779 he will fall G4098 on his face G4383 and worship G4352 God, G2316 declaring G518 that God G2316 is certainly G3689 among G1722 you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:26 - What G5101 is the outcome then, G3767 brethren? G80 When G3752 you assemble, G4905 each G1538 one G1538 has G2192 a psalm, G5568 has G2192 a teaching, G1322 has G2192 a revelation, G602 has G2192 a tongue, G1100 has G2192 an interpretation. G2058 Let all G3956 things G3956 be done G1096 for edification. G3619

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:27 - If G1535 anyone G5100 speaks G2980 in a tongue, G1100 it should be by two G1417 or G2228 at the most G4183 three, G5140 and each in turn, G3313 and one G1520 must interpret; G1329

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:28 - but if G1437 there is no G3361 interpreter, G1328 he must keep G4601 silent G4601 in the church; G1577 and let him speak G2980 to himself G1438 and to God. G2316

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:29 - Let two G1417 or G2228 three G5140 prophets G4396 speak, G2980 and let the others G243 pass G1252 judgment. G1252

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:30 - But if G1437 a revelation G601 is made G601 to another G243 who is seated, G2521 the first G4413 one must keep G4601 silent. G4601

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:31 - For you can G1410 all G3956 prophesy G4395 one G2596 G1520 by one, G2596 G1520 so G2443 that all G3956 may learn G3129 and all G3956 may be exhorted; G3870

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:32 - and the spirits G4151 of prophets G4396 are subject G5293 to prophets; G4396

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:33 - for God G2316 is not a God of confusion G181 but of [fn]peace, G1515 as in all G3956 the churches G1577 of the saints. G40

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:34 - The women G1135 are to keep G4601 silent G4601 in the churches; G1577 for they are not permitted G2010 to speak, G2980 but are to subject G5293 themselves, just G2531 as the Law G3551 also G2532 says. G3004

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:35 - If G1487 they desire G2309 to learn G3129 anything, G5100 let them ask G1905 their own G2398 husbands G435 at home; G3624 for it is [fn]improper G150 for a woman G1135 to speak G2980 in church. G1577

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:36 - [fn]Was it from you that the word G3056 of God G2316 first went G1831 forth? G1831 Or G2228 has it come G2658 to you only? G3441

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:37 - If G1487 anyone G5100 thinks G1380 he is a prophet G4396 or G2228 spiritual, G4152 let him recognize G1921 that the things which G3739 I write G1125 to you are the Lord’s G2962 commandment. G1785

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:38 - But if G1487 anyone G5100 does not recognize G50 this, he [fn]is not recognized. G50

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:39 - Therefore, G5620 my brethren, G80 desire G2206 earnestly G2206 to prophesy, G4395 and do not forbid G2967 to speak G2980 in tongues. G1100

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:40 - But all G3956 things G3956 must be done G1096 properly G2156 and in an orderly G5010 manner. G5010
NASB Footnotes
Literally: hears
Or, by the Spirit
Literally: trumpet
Literally: voices
Or, foreigner
Or, in my estimation
Literally: spirits
Or, with the
I.e. unversed in spiritual gifts
V 16, note 2
V 16, note 2
Or, peace. As in all...saints, let
Or, disgraceful
Literally: Or was
Two early mss read is not to be recognized

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