Orderly Worship

1 Corinthians 14

26 How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, r has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. s Let all things be done for 1 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 t let the others judge. 30 But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, u 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 v the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33 For God is not the author of 2 confusion but of peace, w as in all the churches of the saints. 34 x Let 3 your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the y 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 z 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 4 if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Therefore, brethren, a desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. 40 b Let all things be done decently and in order.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:8 - 10
    For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 14:6
    But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:7
    But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
    2 Corinthians 12:19
    Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves to you? We speak before God in Christ. But we do all things, beloved, for your edification.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:10
    To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
  4. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 5:19
    Do not quench the Spirit.
    1 Thessalonians 5:20
    Do not despise prophecies.
  5. Cross References
    1 John 4:1
    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:16
    But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
  7. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:11
    Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
    1 Peter 3:1
    Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 3:16
    To the woman He said: I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.
  9. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 10:7
    Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.
    1 John 4:6
    We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  10. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:31
    But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
    1 Thessalonians 5:20
    Do not despise prophecies.
  11. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 14:33
    For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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