1 Corinthians 14:21-40 Darby’s Translation

21  It is written in the law, By people of other tongues, and by strange lips, will I speak to this people; and neither thus will they hear me, saith the Lord. 22  So that tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to unbelievers; but prophecy, not to unbelievers, but to those who believe. 23  If therefore the whole assembly come together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and simple [persons] enter in, or unbelievers, will not they say ye are mad? 24  But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or simple [person] come in, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all; 25  the secrets of his heart are manifested; and thus, falling upon [his] face, he will do homage to God, reporting that God is indeed amongst you.

26  What is it then, brethren? whenever ye come together, each [of you] has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to edification. 27  If any one speak with a tongue, [let it be] two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret; 28  but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in [the] assembly, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29  And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. 30  But if there be a revelation to another sitting [there], let the first be silent. 31  For ye can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all be encouraged. 32  And spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 33  For God is not [a God] of disorder but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.

34  Let [your] women be silent in the assemblies, for it is not permitted to them to speak; but to be in subjection, as the law also says. 35  But if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in assembly.

36  Did the word of God go out from you, or did it come to you only? 37  If any one thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognise the things that I write to you, that it is [the] Lord's commandment. 38  But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39  So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues. 40  But let all things be done comelily and with order.


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