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The gift of prophesying is to be preferred before that of speaking strange tongues.

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141Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy.sectamini caritatem aemulamini spiritalia magis autem ut prophetetis
142For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man heareth. Yet by the Spirit he speaketh mysteries.qui enim loquitur lingua non hominibus loquitur sed Deo nemo enim audit Spiritu autem loquitur mysteria
143But he that prophesieth speaketh to men unto edification and exhortation and comfort.nam qui prophetat hominibus loquitur aedificationem et exhortationem et consolationes
144He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church.qui loquitur lingua semet ipsum aedificat qui autem prophetat ecclesiam aedificat
145And I would have you all to speak with tongues, but rather to prophesy. For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church may receive edification.volo autem omnes vos loqui linguis magis autem prophetare nam maior est qui prophetat quam qui loquitur linguis nisi si forte ut interpretetur ut ecclesia aedificationem accipiat
146But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation or in knowledge or in prophecy or in doctrine?nunc autem fratres si venero ad vos linguis loquens quid vobis prodero nisi si vobis loquar aut in revelatione aut scientia aut prophetia aut in doctrina
147Even things without life that give sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction of sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?tamen quae sine anima sunt vocem dantia sive tibia sive cithara nisi distinctionem sonituum dederint quomodo scietur quod canitur aut quod citharizatur
148For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?etenim si incertam vocem det tuba quis parabit se ad bellum
149So likewise you, except you utter by the tongue plain speech, how shall it be known what is said? For you shall be speaking into the air.ita et vos per linguam nisi manifestum sermonem dederitis quomodo scietur id quod dicitur eritis enim in aera loquentes
1410There are, for example, so many kinds of tongues in this world: and none is without voice.tam multa ut puta genera linguarum sunt in mundo et nihil sine voce est
1411If then I know not the power of the voice, I shall be to him to whom I speak a barbarian: and he that speaketh a barbarian to me.si ergo nesciero virtutem vocis ero ei cui loquor barbarus et qui loquitur mihi barbarus
1412So you also, forasmuch as you are zealous of spirits, seek to abound unto the edifying of the church.sic et vos quoniam aemulatores estis spirituum ad aedificationem ecclesiae quaerite ut abundetis
1413And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him pray that he may interpret.et ideo qui loquitur lingua oret ut interpretetur
1414For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth: but my understanding is without fruit.nam si orem lingua spiritus meus orat mens autem mea sine fructu est
1415What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, I will pray also with the understanding, I will sing with the spirit, I will sing also with the understanding.quid ergo est orabo spiritu orabo et mente psallam spiritu psallam et mente
1416Else, if thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that holdeth the place of the unlearned say, Amen, to thy blessing? Because he knoweth not what thou sayest.ceterum si benedixeris spiritu qui supplet locum idiotae quomodo dicet amen super tuam benedictionem quoniam quid dicas nescit
1417For thou indeed givest thanks well: but the other is not edified.nam tu quidem bene gratias agis sed alter non aedificatur
1418I thank my God I speak with all your tongues.gratias ago Deo quod omnium vestrum lingua loquor
1419But in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also: than ten thousand words in a tongue.sed in ecclesia volo quinque verba sensu meo loqui ut et alios instruam quam decem milia verborum in lingua
1420Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.fratres nolite pueri effici sensibus sed malitia parvuli estote sensibus autem perfecti estote
1421In the law it is written: In other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people: and neither so will they hear me, saith the Lord.in lege scriptum est quoniam in aliis linguis et labiis aliis loquar populo huic et nec sic exaudient me dicit Dominus
1422Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to believers but to unbelievers: but prophecies, not to unbelievers but to believers.itaque linguae in signum sunt non fidelibus sed infidelibus prophetia autem non infidelibus sed fidelibus
1423If therefore the whole church come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in unlearned persons or infidels, will they not say that you are mad?si ergo conveniat universa ecclesia in unum et omnes linguis loquantur intrent autem idiotae aut infideles nonne dicent quod insanitis
1424But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all: he is judged of all.si autem omnes prophetent intret autem quis infidelis vel idiota convincitur ab omnibus diiudicatur ab omnibus
1425The secrets of his heart are made manifest. And so, falling down on his face, he will adore God, affirming that God is among you indeed.occulta cordis eius manifesta fiunt et ita cadens in faciem adorabit Deum pronuntians quod vere Deus in vobis est
1426How is it then, brethren? When you come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation: let all things be done to edification.quid ergo est fratres cum convenitis unusquisque vestrum psalmum habet doctrinam habet apocalypsin habet linguam habet interpretationem habet omnia ad aedificationem fiant
1427If any speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in course: and let one interpret.sive lingua quis loquitur secundum duos aut ut multum tres et per partes et unus interpretetur
1428But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church and speak to himself and to God.si autem non fuerit interpres taceat in ecclesia sibi autem loquatur et Deo
1429And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge.prophetae duo aut tres dicant et ceteri diiudicent
1430But if any thing be revealed to another sitting, let the first hold his peace.quod si alii revelatum fuerit sedenti prior taceat
1431For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all may be exhorted.potestis enim omnes per singulos prophetare ut omnes discant et omnes exhortentur
1432And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.et spiritus prophetarum prophetis subiecti sunt
1433For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches of the saints.non enim est dissensionis Deus sed pacis sicut in omnibus ecclesiis sanctorum
1434Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak but to be subject, as also the law saith.mulieres in ecclesiis taceant non enim permittitur eis loqui sed subditas esse sicut et lex dicit
1435But if they would learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for a woman to speak in the church.si quid autem volunt discere domi viros suos interrogent turpe est enim mulieri loqui in ecclesia
1436Or did the word of God come out from you? Or came it only unto you?an a vobis verbum Dei processit aut in vos solos pervenit
1437If any seem to be a prophet or spiritual, let him know the things that I write to you, that they are the commandments of the Lord.si quis videtur propheta esse aut spiritalis cognoscat quae scribo vobis quia Domini sunt mandata
1438But if any man know not, he shall not be known.si quis autem ignorat ignorabitur
1439Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy: and forbid not to speak with tongues.itaque fratres aemulamini prophetare et loqui linguis nolite prohibere
1440But let all things be done decently and according to order.omnia autem honeste et secundum ordinem fiant
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