33:3-6; Joel 2:1], 1 Chr. 36 Or was it from you that the word of God came? 4 above]; [Prov. But he does not exclude intuition and emotion; cf. A group from the church in Corinth—Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaius—had come to visit Paul in Ephesus, perhaps bringing with them the letter Paul has been replying to in this letter. Let’s explore each one together. Where are the godly men? 28:9; Rom. 19 Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue. 40 (BH)But all things should be done decently and (BI)in order. 18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. When you come together, each one has (AR)a hymn, (AS)a lesson, (AT)a revelation, (AU)a tongue, or (AV)an interpretation. For they are not permitted to speak, but (BD)should be in submission, as (BE)the Law also says. 21 (AL)In the Law it is written, (AM)“By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.” 22 Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign[e] not for unbelievers but for believers. 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 25 (AO)the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, (AP)falling on his face, he will worship God and (AQ)declare that God is really among you. Give It All You’ve Got. It (I)does not insist on its own way; it (J)is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6 it (K)does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but (L)rejoices with the truth. 26 What then, brothers? Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue — Unknown to the congregation to which he would address himself; pray that he may interpret — That God would give him the gift also of expounding his discourse, in the common language of the place, a … 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. 20 Brothers, (AI)do not be children in your thinking. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others (AY)weigh what is said. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? 28 But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order. Watch ye — Against all your seen and unseen enemies; stand fast in the faith — Seeing and trusting in Him that is invisible: quit you like men — With courage and patience; be strong — To do and suffer his will. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged, 32 and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. Or are you the only ones it has reached? 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. (AJ)Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be (AK)mature. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 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