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Commentaries for 1 Corinthians Chapter 14

Prophecy preferred to the gift of tongues.

Prophesying, that is, explaining Scripture, is compared with speaking with tongues...
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The unprofitableness of speaking in unknown languages.

Even an apostle could not edify, unless he spoke so as to be understood by his hearers...
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Exhortations to worship that can be understood.

There can be no assent to prayers that are not understood...
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Disorders from vain display of gifts;

Religious exercises in public assemblies should have this view; Let all be done to edifying...
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And from women speaking in the church.

When the apostle exhorts Christian women to seek information on religious subjects from their husbands at home, it shows that believing families ought to assemble for promoting spiritual knowledge...
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