Anyone who speaks in a tongue(A) edifies(B) themselves, but the one who prophesies(C) edifies the church.

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I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,[a] but I would rather have you prophesy.(A) The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues,[b] unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 14:5 Or in other languages; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39
  2. 1 Corinthians 14:5 Or in other languages; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39

12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit,(A) try to excel in those that build up(B) the church.

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17 You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified.(A)

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Good Order in Worship

26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters?(A) When you come together, each of you(B) has a hymn,(C) or a word of instruction,(D) a revelation, a tongue(E) or an interpretation.(F) Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.(G)

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