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1 Corinthians 14:17
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
You are giving thanks well enough [in a way that God is glorified], but the other person [who does not understand you] is not edified [and spiritually strengthened since he cannot join in your thanksgiving].
To be sure, you may give thanks well (nobly), but the bystander is not edified [it does him no good].
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
You may offer a beautiful prayer of thanksgiving, but the other person is not being built up.
For undoubtedly you are giving thanks very nicely, but the other person is not being edified.
You may be worshiping God in a wonderful way, but no one else will be helped.
For *thou* indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For you are giving-thanks well— but the other person is not being edified.
For thou indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
You may be thanking God in a good way, but others are not helped.
For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up.
For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up.
You may be thanking God ·in a good way [well enough], but the other person is not ·helped [edified; built up].
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
Your prayer of thanksgiving may be very good, but it doesn’t help other people grow.
Even if your prayer of thanks to God is quite good, other people are not helped at all.
For you may very well be giving thanks, but the other person is not being built up.
You may be thanking God in a good way, but the other person is not helped.
It’s good for you to give thanks, but it does not build up the other person.
If I pray in a “tongue” my spirit is praying but my mind is inactive. I am therefore determined to pray with my spirit and my mind, and if I sing I will sing with both spirit and mind. Otherwise, if you are blessing God with your spirit, how can those who are ungifted say amen to your thanksgiving, since they do not know what you are talking about? You may be thanking God splendidly, but it doesn’t help the other man at all. I thank God that I have a greater gift of “tongues” than any of you, yet when I am in Church I would rather speak five words with my mind (which might teach something to other people) than ten thousand words in a “tongue” which nobody understands.
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For indeed you are giving thanks well, but the other person is not edified.
You will be giving thanks very nicely, no doubt, but the other people present won’t be helped.
So, when you pray in your private prayer language, don’t hoard the experience for yourself. Pray for the insight and ability to bring others into that intimacy. If I pray in tongues, my spirit prays but my mind lies fallow, and all that intelligence is wasted. So what’s the solution? The answer is simple enough. Do both. I should be spiritually free and expressive as I pray, but I should also be thoughtful and mindful as I pray. I should sing with my spirit, and sing with my mind. If you give a blessing using your private prayer language, which no one else understands, how can some outsider who has just shown up and has no idea what’s going on know when to say “Amen”? Your blessing might be beautiful, but you have very effectively cut that person out of it.
For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being edified.
Your prayer of thanksgiving may be very good, but it doesn’t help other people grow.
For you may be giving thanks very well, but the other is not built up.
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified.
You may be thanking God in a good way, but the other person is not helped.
For you are certainly giving thanks well, but the other person is not strengthened.
You are certainly giving thanks. But no one else is being built up.
You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified.
You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified.
For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.
You are honoring and giving thanks to God, but it is not helping other people.
You will be giving thanks very well, but it won’t strengthen the people who hear you.
For you may give thanks well enough, but the other person is not built up.
For you may give thanks well enough, but the other person is not built up.
For you may give thanks well enough, but the other person is not built up.
For you may give thanks well enough, but the other person is not built up.
For indeed you make the bracha well enough, but the other is not being edified.
For you may give thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
For you may give thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
For you certainly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.
Even though you give thanks to God well, the unknowing person doesn’t benefit.
For you most certainly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.
The way you thank God is good, but it does not help an ordinary person.
For thou [soothly] doest well thankings, but another man is not edified. [For why thou soothly doest well graces, or thankings, but another is not edified.]
for thou, indeed, dost give thanks well, but the other is not built up!
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