1 Corinthians 14:18
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New International Version
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

New Living Translation
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than any of you.

English Standard Version
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

New American Standard Bible
I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;

King James Bible
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I thank God that I speak in other languages more than all of you;

International Standard Version
I thank God that I speak in foreign languages more than all of you.

NET Bible
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I thank God that I am speaking in languages more than all of you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thank God that I speak in other languages more than any of you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all;

King James 2000 Bible
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

American King James Version
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

American Standard Version
I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I thank my God I speak with all your tongues.

Darby Bible Translation
I thank God I speak in a tongue more than all of you:

English Revised Version
I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

Webster's Bible Translation
I thank my God, I speak in languages more than ye all:

Weymouth New Testament
I speak in a tongue, thank God, more than all of you;

World English Bible
I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all.

Young's Literal Translation
I give thanks to my God -- more than you all with tongues speaking --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:15-25 There can be no assent to prayers that are not understood. A truly Christian minister will seek much more to do spiritual good to men's souls, than to get the greatest applause to himself. This is proving himself the servant of Christ. Children are apt to be struck with novelty; but do not act like them. Christians should be like children, void of guile and malice; yet they should not be unskilful as to the word of righteousness, but only as to the arts of mischief. It is a proof that a people are forsaken of God, when he gives them up to the rule of those who teach them to worship in another language. They can never be benefitted by such teaching. Yet thus the preachers did who delivered their instructions in an unknown tongue. Would it not make Christianity ridiculous to a heathen, to hear the ministers pray or preach in a language which neither he nor the assembly understood? But if those who minister, plainly interpret Scripture, or preach the great truths and rules of the gospel, a heathen or unlearned person might become a convert to Christianity. His conscience might be touched, the secrets of his heart might be revealed to him, and so he might be brought to confess his guilt, and to own that God was present in the assembly. Scripture truth, plainly and duly taught, has a wonderful power to awaken the conscience and touch the heart.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - I speak with tongues; rather, with a tongue. More than ye all. This is exactly what we should expect of the emotional, impassioned nature of St. Paul, who was so wholly under the influence of the Spirit of God. But it is clear from all that he has been saying that, while the personal and evidential value of this gift of yielding his whole being to the spiritual impulse, which expressed and relieved itself by inarticulate utterance, was such as to make him "thank God" that he possessed it, he must either have exercised it only in private gatherings or must have always accompanied it by interpretation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all. This the apostle says, to observe to them that he did not despise speaking with tongues: nor did he endeavour to beat them off, and dissuade them from desiring them, or envied their having them, because he was destitute of them himself; for he had this gift in a very eminent manner, and oftentimes made use of it, and was frequently under a necessity of so doing; he could speak with more tongues than any of those that had them, and spoke them oftener than they did; having occasion for them through his travelling into different countries, and preaching the Gospel to people of divers languages; and this he mentions also not in a boasting manner, but in great humility, giving thanks to God, and acknowledging him to be the author of this gift.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. tongues—The oldest manuscripts have the singular, "in a tongue [foreign]."

1 Corinthians 14:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Prophecy and Tongues
17For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified. 18I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; 19however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:2
For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:4
Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.

1 Corinthians 14:17
You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified.

1 Corinthians 14:19
But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
Treasury of Scripture

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1 Corinthians 1:4-6 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which …

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