40 But be sure that everything is done properly and in order. It’s the same for you. But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to prophesy. 21 It is written in the Scriptures[f]: “I will speak to my own people    through strange languages    and through the lips of foreigners.But even then, they will not listen to me,”[g]    says the Lord. 37 If you claim to be a prophet or think you are spiritual, you should recognize that what I am saying is a command from the Lord himself. So they will fall down and worship God, exclaiming, “God is really among you!”(AK). Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. (AB), 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. How can they join you in giving thanks when they don’t understand what you are saying? 7 Even lifeless instruments like the flute or the harp must play the notes clearly, or no one will recognize the melody. But in a church meeting I would rather speak five understandable words to help others than ten thousand words in an unknown language. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening,(H) encouraging(I) and comfort. They should be submissive, just as the law says. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 14 Let love be your highest goal! 8 And if the bugler doesn’t sound a clear call, how will the soldiers know they are being called to battle? as in all the meetings of God’s holy people. 10 There are many different languages in the world, and every language has meaning. could instead be joined to the beginning of 14:34. 9 It’s the same for you. 2 For if you have the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking only to God, since people won’t be able to understand you. 12 And the same is true for you. 35 If they have any questions, they should ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak in church meetings. All rights reserved. If you speak to people in words they don’t understand, how will they know what you are saying? 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? But even then, they will not listen to me,”, Dt 27:15-26; 1Ch 16:36; Ne 8:6; Ps 106:48; Rev 5:14; 7:12, 1Co 3:11; Eph 4:14; Heb 5:12, 13; 1Pe 2:2. Font Size. But if I bring you a revelation or some special knowledge or prophecy or teaching, that will be helpful. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Prophecy, however, is for the benefit of believers, not unbelievers. if I should come to you speaking in an unknown language. 30 But if someone is prophesying and another person receives a revelation from the Lord, the one who is speaking must stop. 26 Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Book List. And the same is true for you. 5 I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,[b] but I would rather have you prophesy. (AU) 33 For God is not a God of disorder(AV) but of peace(AW)—as in all the congregations(AX) of the Lord’s people. (AI) 24 But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, 25 as the secrets(AJ) of their hearts are laid bare. You will be speaking by the power of the Spirit,[b] but it will all be mysterious. 14 Let love be your highest goal! NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 20 Dear brothers and sisters, don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Women should be silent during the church meetings. 7 Even lifeless instruments like the flute or the harp must play the notes clearly, or no one will recognize the melody. They must speak one at a time, and someone must interpret what they say. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people. But if you do not recognize this, you yourself will not be recognized. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. also in 14:4, 5, 13, 14, 18, 22, 26, 27, 28, 39. you will be talking only to God, since people won’t be able to understand you. If they have any questions, they should ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak in church meetings.