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Passage Lookup: 1 Corinthians 14

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1 Corinthians 14:1
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(a)Pursue love, yet (b)desire earnestly (c)spiritual gifts, but especially that you may (d)prophesy.
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1 Corinthians 14:2
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For one who (e)speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one [a]understands, but [b]in his spirit he speaks (f)mysteries.
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1 Corinthians 14:3
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But one who prophesies speaks to men for (g)edification and (h)exhortation and consolation.
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1 Corinthians 14:4
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One who (i)speaks in a tongue (j)edifies himself; but one who (k)prophesies (l)edifies the church.
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1 Corinthians 14:5
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Now I wish that you all (m)spoke in tongues, but (n)even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who (o)speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive (p)edifying.
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1 Corinthians 14:6
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But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of (q)revelation or of (r)knowledge or of (s)prophecy or of (t)teaching?
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1 Corinthians 14:7
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Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp?
1 Corinthians 14:8
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For if (u)the [c]bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?
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1 Corinthians 14:9
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So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be (v)speaking into the air.
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1 Corinthians 14:10
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There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of [d]languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning.
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1 Corinthians 14:11
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If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a [e](w)barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a [f]barbarian [g]to me.
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1 Corinthians 14:12
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So also you, since you are zealous of [h]spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the (x)edification of the church.
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1 Corinthians 14:13
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Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
1 Corinthians 14:14
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For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
1 Corinthians 14:15
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(y)What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will (z)sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.
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1 Corinthians 14:16
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Otherwise if you bless [i]in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the [j]ungifted say (aa)the "Amen" at your (ab)giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?
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1 Corinthians 14:17
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For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not (ac)edified.
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1 Corinthians 14:18
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I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;
1 Corinthians 14:19
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however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:20
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(ad)Brethren, (ae)do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil (af)be infants, but in your thinking be mature.
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1 Corinthians 14:21
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In (ag)the Law it is written, "(ah) By men of strange tongues and by the lips of strangers I will speak to this people, and even so they will not listen to Me ," says the Lord.
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1 Corinthians 14:22
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So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but (ai)prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.
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1 Corinthians 14:23
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Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and [k]ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that (aj)you are mad?
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1 Corinthians 14:24
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But if all (ak)prophesy, and an unbeliever or an [l]ungifted man enters, he is (al)convicted by all, he is called to account by all;
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1 Corinthians 14:25
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(am)the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will (an)fall on his face and worship God, (ao)declaring that God is certainly among you.
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1 Corinthians 14:26
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(ap)What is the outcome then, (aq)brethren? When you assemble, (ar)each one has a (as)psalm, has a (at)teaching, has a (au)revelation, has a (av)tongue, has an (aw)interpretation. Let (ax)all things be done for edification.
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1 Corinthians 14:27
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If anyone speaks in a (ay)tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must (az)interpret;
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1 Corinthians 14:28
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but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.
1 Corinthians 14:29
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Let two or three (ba)prophets speak, and let the others (bb)pass judgment.
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1 Corinthians 14:30
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But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent.
1 Corinthians 14:31
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For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted;
1 Corinthians 14:32
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and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;
1 Corinthians 14:33
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for God is not a God of (bc)confusion but of [m]peace, as in (bd)all the churches of the (be)saints.
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1 Corinthians 14:34
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The women are to (bf)keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but (bg)are to subject themselves, just as (bh)the Law also says.
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1 Corinthians 14:35
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If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is [n]improper for a woman to speak in church.
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1 Corinthians 14:36
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[o]Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only?
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1 Corinthians 14:37
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(bi)If anyone thinks he is a prophet or (bj)spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you (bk)are the Lord's commandment.
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1 Corinthians 14:38
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But if anyone does not recognize this, he [p]is not recognized.
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1 Corinthians 14:39
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Therefore, my brethren, (bl)desire earnestly to (bm)prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.
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1 Corinthians 14:40
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But (bn)all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
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