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14:3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
14:4 He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.
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.
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?
14:8 For if the trumpet gave an uncertain voice, who would prepare himself for war?
14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without meaning.
14:11 If then I don`t know the meaning of the voice, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me.
14:13 Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.
14:14 For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
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.
14:16 Else if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn`t know what you say?
14:17 For you most assuredly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.
14:20 Brothers, don`t be children in mind, yet in malice be babies, but in mind be men.
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.
14:24 But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.
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.
14:29 Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.
14:30 But if a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first keep silence.
14:31 For you all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.
14:32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
14:36 What? Was it from you that the word of God went forth? Or did it come to you alone?
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 commandment of the Lord.
14:38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
14:39 Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don`t forbid speaking with other languages.
14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.