1 Make love your aim; but be eager, too, for spiritual gifts, and especially for prophesying.
1Cor 14:39 1Cor 12:1 1Cor 16:14 Heb 12:14 1Cor 13:13 1Cor 14:3-5 1Cor 14:37
2 Those who speak in a tongue speak to God, but not to other people, because nobody understands them; they are speaking in the Spirit and the meaning is hidden.
Acts 10:46 Mark 16:17 1Cor 13:2 Acts 19:6 1Cor 2:7 1Cor 2:10 1Cor 14:9-11
3 On the other hand, someone who prophesies speaks to other people, building them up and giving them encouragement and reassurance.
Eph 6:22 2Tim 4:2 1Cor 14:12 1Tim 4:13 Titus 1:9 Jude 1:20 1Thess 5:11-14
4 Those who speak in a tongue may build themselves up, but those who prophesy build up the community.
1Cor 14:22 1Cor 14:26 1Cor 14:5 Mark 16:17 1Cor 13:2 1Cor 14:3 Rom 14:19
5 While I should like you all to speak in tongues, I would much rather you could prophesy; since those who prophesy are of greater importance than those who speak in tongues, unless they can interpret what they say so that the church is built up by it.
1Cor 12:10 1Cor 13:1 Mark 16:17 1Cor 12:28-30 1Cor 13:4 1Cor 14:1 1Cor 14:3-4
6 Now suppose, brothers, I come to you and speak in tongues, what good shall I do you if my speaking provides no revelation or knowledge or prophecy or instruction?
Eph 1:17 Rom 6:17 1Cor 10:33 1Cor 12:7-8 1Cor 13:2-3 1Cor 13:8-9 1Cor 14:1
7 It is the same with an inanimate musical instrument. If it does not make any distinction between notes, how can one recognise what is being played on flute or lyre?
1Cor 13:1 1Cor 14:8 Luke 7:32 Matt 11:17 Num 10:2-10
8 If the trumpet sounds a call which is unrecognisable, who is going to get ready for the attack?
Num 10:9 Jer 4:19 Amos 3:6 Eph 6:11-18 Ezek 33:3-6 Isa 27:13 Job 39:24-25
9 It is the same with you: if you do not use your tongue to produce speech that can be readily understood, how can anyone know what you are saying? You will be talking to the air.
10 However many the languages used in the world, all of them use sound;
11 but if I do not understand the meaning of the sound, I am a barbarian to the person who is speaking, and the speaker is a barbarian to me.
Acts 28:2 1Cor 14:21 Acts 28:4 Col 3:11 Rom 1:14
12 So with you, as you are eager to have spiritual powers, aim to be rich in those which build up the community.
1Cor 14:26 1Cor 12:7 1Cor 12:31 1Cor 14:1 1Cor 14:3-4 Titus 2:14
13 That is why anybody who speaks in a tongue must pray that he may be given the interpretation.
1Cor 12:10 1Cor 12:30 1Cor 14:27-28 Acts 1:14 Acts 4:29-31 Acts 8:15 John 14:13-14
14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit may be praying but my mind derives no fruit from it.
1Cor 14:2 1Cor 14:15-16 1Cor 14:19
15 What then? I shall pray with the spirit, but I shall pray with the mind as well: I shall sing praises with the spirit and I shall sing praises with the mind as well.
Col 3:16 Eph 6:18 John 4:23-24 Ps 47:7 Eph 5:17-20 1Cor 10:19 1Cor 14:19
16 Otherwise, if you say your blessing only with the spirit, how is the uninitiated person going to answer 'Amen' to your thanksgiving, without understanding what you are saying?
1Chr 16:36 Ps 106:48 Rev 5:14 1Cor 11:24 Deut 27:15-26 Jer 28:6 Neh 8:6
17 You may be making your thanksgiving well, but the other person is not built up at all.
1Cor 14:4 1Cor 14:6
18 I thank God that I speak with tongues more than any of you;
1Cor 1:4-6 1Cor 4:7
19 all the same, when I am in the assembly I would rather say five words with my mind, to instruct others as well, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
1Cor 14:21-22 1Cor 14:4
20 Brothers, do not remain children in your thinking; infants in wickedness-agreed, but in your thinking grown-ups.
1Pet 2:2 Rom 16:19 1Cor 13:11 Matt 18:3 1Cor 2:6 2Pet 3:18 1Cor 3:1-2
21 It says in the written Law: In strange tongues and in a foreign language I will talk to this nation, and even so they will refuse to listen, says the Lord.
Isa 28:11-12 Deut 28:49 Jer 5:15 John 10:34 Rom 3:19
22 So then, strange languages are significant not for believers, but for unbelievers; whereas on the other hand, prophesying is not for unbelievers, but for believers.
Mark 16:17 Acts 2:6-12 1Cor 14:1 1Tim 1:9 Acts 2:32-36
23 Suppose that, if the whole congregation were meeting and all of them speaking in tongues, and some uninitiated people or unbelievers were to come in, don't you think they would say that you were all raving?
Acts 2:13 1Cor 11:18 Acts 26:24 Hos 9:7 John 10:20
24 But if you were all prophesying when an unbeliever or someone uninitiated came in, he would find himself put to the test by all and judged by all
Heb 4:12-13 1Cor 2:15 Acts 2:37 John 1:47-49 John 4:29
25 and the secrets of his heart revealed; and so he would fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is indeed among you.
Isa 45:14 Zech 8:23 Deut 9:18 Gen 44:14 Isa 60:14 Luke 5:8 Luke 8:28
26 Then what should it be like, brothers? When you come together each of you brings a psalm or some instruction or a revelation, or speaks in a tongue or gives an interpretation. Let all these things be done in a way that will build up the community.
Eph 5:19 Rom 14:19 1Cor 12:7-10 1Thess 5:11 2Cor 13:10 Eph 4:16 1Cor 14:12-13
27 If there are to be any people speaking in a tongue, then let there be only two, or at the most three, and those one at a time, and let one of these interpret.
28 If there is no interpreter, then let each of them be quiet in the assembly, and speak only to himself and God.
29 Let two prophets, or three, speak while the rest weigh their words;
1Cor 12:10 1John 4:1-3 1Thess 5:19-21 1Cor 14:39
30 and if a revelation comes to someone else who is sitting by, the speaker should stop speaking.
1Thess 5:19-20 Job 32:11 Job 33:31-33 1Cor 14:6 1Cor 14:26 Job 32:15-20
31 You can all prophesy, but one at a time, then all will learn something and all receive encouragement.
1Cor 14:3 1Cor 14:19 1Cor 14:35 1Thess 4:18 1Thess 5:11 1Thess 5:14 2Cor 1:4
32 The prophetic spirit is to be under the prophets' control,
1John 4:1 1Cor 14:29-30 1Sam 10:10-13 1Sam 19:19-24 2Kgs 2:3 2Kgs 2:5 Acts 4:19-20
33 for God is a God not of disorder but of peace. As in all the churches of God's holy people,
1Cor 14:40 Jas 3:17-18 2Thess 3:16 Heb 13:20 1Cor 7:15 1Cor 7:17 1Cor 4:17
34 women are to remain quiet in the assemblies, since they have no permission to speak: theirs is a subordinate part, as the Law itself says.
1Tim 2:11-12 1Cor 11:5 Gen 3:16 1Cor 14:35 Col 3:18 Titus 2:5 1Cor 11:3
35 If there is anything they want to know, they should ask their husbands at home: it is shameful for a woman to speak in the assembly.
1Cor 11:6 1Cor 11:14 1Cor 14:34 1Pet 3:7 Eph 5:12 Eph 5:25-27
36 Do you really think that you are the source of the word of God? Or that you are the only people to whom it has come?
1Cor 4:7 1Thess 1:8 2Cor 10:13-16 Acts 13:1-3 Acts 15:35-36 Acts 16:9-10 Acts 17:1
37 Anyone who claims to be a prophet, or to have any spiritual powers must recognise that what I am writing to you is a commandment from the Lord.
1John 4:6 2Cor 10:7 1Cor 7:25 1Cor 7:40 1Cor 8:2 1Cor 13:1-3 1Thess 4:1-8
38 If anyone does not recognise this, it is because that person is not recognised himself.
2Tim 4:3-4 Hos 4:17 Matt 7:6 Rev 22:11-12 1Tim 6:3-5 Matt 15:14
39 So, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not suppress the gift of speaking in tongues.
1Cor 12:31 1Cor 14:1 1Cor 14:3 1Cor 14:5 1Cor 14:24-25 1Thess 5:20
40 But make sure that everything is done in a proper and orderly fashion.
Col 2:5 Titus 1:5 1Cor 14:26-33 1Cor 11:34 Rom 13:13