Psalm 143-145 New King James Version (NKJV)
An Earnest Appeal for Guidance and Deliverance
A Psalm of David.
143 Hear my prayer, O Lord,
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
5 I remember the days of old;
7 Answer me speedily, O Lord;
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
11 Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake!
A Song to the Lord Who Preserves and Prospers His People
A Psalm of David.
144 Blessed be the Lord my Rock,
3 Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
5 Bow down Your heavens, O Lord, and come down;
9 I will sing a new song to You, O God;
11 Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
A Song of God’s Majesty and Love
A Praise of David.
145 I will [l]extol You, my God, O King;
4 One generation shall praise Your works to another,
8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
10 All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
14 The Lord upholds all who fall,
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
1 Corinthians 14:21-40 New King James Version (NKJV)
21 In the law it is written:
“With men of other tongues and other lips
says the Lord.
22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. 23 Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are [a]out of your mind? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. 25 [b]And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.
Order in Church Meetings
26 How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for [c]edification. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. 30 But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of [d]confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
34 Let [e]your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. 35 And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.
36 Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? 37 If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But [f]if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
39 Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
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