1 Corinthians 14:27
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New International Version
If anyone speaks in a tongue, two--or at the most three--should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.

New Living Translation
No more than two or three should speak in tongues. They must speak one at a time, and someone must interpret what they say.

English Standard Version
If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret.

Berean Study Bible
If anyone speaks in a tongue, two, or at most three, should speak in turn, and someone must interpret.

Berean Literal Bible
If anyone speaks with a tongue, let it be by two or the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.

New American Standard Bible
If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If any person speaks in another language, there should be only two, or at the most three, each in turn, and someone must interpret.

International Standard Version
If anyone speaks in a foreign language, only two or three at the most should do so, one at a time, and somebody must interpret.

NET Bible
If someone speaks in a tongue, it should be two, or at the most three, one after the other, and someone must interpret.

New Heart English Bible
If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if any speak in languages, let two speak, or as many as three, and let each one speak and let one translate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If people speak in other languages, only two or three at the most should speak. They should do it one at a time, and someone must interpret what each person says.

New American Standard 1977
If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and let one interpret;

Jubilee Bible 2000
If anyone speaks in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

King James 2000 Bible
If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that in turn; and let one interpret.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
If any man speaketh in a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that in turn; and let one interpret:

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any speak with a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and in course, and let one interpret.

Darby Bible Translation
If any one speak with a tongue, [let it be] two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret;

English Revised Version
If any man speaketh in a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that in turn; and let one interpret:

Webster's Bible Translation
If any man speaketh in an unknown language, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

Weymouth New Testament
If there is speaking in an unknown tongue, only two or at the most three should speak, and they should do so one at a time, and one should interpret;

World English Bible
If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.

Young's Literal Translation
if an unknown tongue any one do speak, by two, or at the most, by three, and in turn, and let one interpret;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:26-33 Religious exercises in public assemblies should have this view; Let all be done to edifying. As to the speaking in an unknown tongue, if another were present who could interpret, two miraculous gifts might be exercised at once, and thereby the church be edified, and the faith of the hearers confirmed at the same time. As to prophesying, two or three only should speak at one meeting, and this one after the other, not all at once. The man who is inspired by the Spirit of God will observe order and decency in delivering his revelations. God never teaches men to neglect their duties, or to act in any way unbecoming their age or station.
Study Bible
Orderly Worship
26What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a psalm or a teaching, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. All of these must be done to build up the church. 27If anyone speaks in a tongue, two, or at most three, should speak in turn, and someone must interpret. 28But if there is no interpreter, he should remain silent in the church and speak only to himself and God.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:10
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in various tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:2
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries in the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:5
I wish that all of you could speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.

1 Corinthians 14:13
Therefore, the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:28
But if there is no interpreter, he should remain silent in the church and speak only to himself and God.
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