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1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1Corinthians 13:4 Charity (word 'charity' here is old english for 'love') suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1Corinthians 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

1Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

1Corinthians 13:7 Beareth (original implies keeping a secret about things of others which should not be repeated) all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

1Corinthians 13:8,9 Charity never faileth. But whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 

1Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

1Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1Corinthians 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1Corinthians 14:6-9 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? For ye shall speak into the air.

1Corinthians 14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

1Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

1Corinthians 14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

1Corinthians 14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the understanding (or, the mind' -Matthew 6:6) also. I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also.

1Corinthians 14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

1Corinthians 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.

1Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

1Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding. Howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

1Corinthians 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not. But prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

1Corinthians 14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

1Corinthians 14:27,28 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.

1Corinthians 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

1Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

1Corinthians 14:34,35 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. (public worship meetings of early Christians were frequent, often daily, and Paul laid down certain rules so everything would be conducted in decency and order -verse 33 just above, and verse 40 just below; probably there was so much excitement over the spiritual gifts both men and women were given by God back then, that they were all anxious to express what they had, giving no thought to the overall effect, especially to new people at their meetings – read all this chapter for more; the same principle should be applicable today, so that all is conducted in dignity and reverence for God)
    ('saith the law' and 'ask their husbands at home' is referring to the Old Testament in Genesis 3:16); 1Timothy 2:9-12)
    (God used great women of old, and Joel predicted that in the Christian dispensation the sons and daughters would prophesy -Joel 2:28. Paul prohibited women speaking in the churches. Why? 1Corinthians chapter 11 gives us some reasons. Ancient Corinth was a wild city {1Corinthians 5:1,2} with such as today wouldn't be tolerated in most cities on Earth, a city with unorganized, fragmentary and loose relationships, and all that goes along with that. Consider that new Christians were coming out of a lewd environment in Corinth – start at the beginning of 1Corinthians and read on through to get a flavor of what Paul was dealing with that was spilling over into their meetings, causing both confusion and offenses  – see verse 23 and 33 above. Many public women were disreputable. Virtuous Greek women were normally secluded. Anything that hinted at a disreputable woman was shunned -1Thessalonians 5:22. There is no evidence of a prohibition to any churches except the ones in Greece. Wherever it would be shameful, women ought not to speak -1Corinthians 9:19-23; 10:32,33.

1Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy and forbid not to speak with tongues. 

1Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

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