1 Corinthians 14:33
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New International Version
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace--as in all the congregations of the Lord's people.

New Living Translation
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God's holy people.

English Standard Version
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Berean Study Bible
For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints,

Berean Literal Bible
For He is not the God of disorder, but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

New American Standard Bible
for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

King James Bible
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

International Standard Version
for God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

NET Bible
for God is not characterized by disorder but by peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

New Heart English Bible
for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because God is not chaotic, but peaceful, as in all the assemblies of The Holy Ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God is not a God of disorder but a God of peace. As in all the churches of God's holy people,

New American Standard 1977
for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For God is not the God of disorder, but of peace, as in all the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} of the saints.

King James 2000 Bible
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

American King James Version
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

American Standard Version
for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God is not the God of dissension, but of peace: as also I teach in all the churches of the saints.

Darby Bible Translation
For God is not [a God] of disorder but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.

English Revised Version
for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace; as in all the churches of the saints.

Webster's Bible Translation
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Weymouth New Testament
For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace, as He is in all the Churches of His people.

World English Bible
for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the assemblies of the saints,

Young's Literal Translation
for God is not a God of tumult, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.
Study Bible
Orderly Worship
32The spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 33For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, 34women are to be silent in the churches. They are not permitted to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.…
Cross References
Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, "Lord, many people have told me about this man and all the harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I have sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which is exactly what I teach everywhere in every church.

1 Corinthians 7:17
Regardless, each one should lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is what I prescribe in all the churches.

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

1 Corinthians 14:40
But everything must be done in a proper and orderly manner.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
Treasury of Scripture

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

confusion. Gr. tumult, or unquietness. but.

1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Romans 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. …

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

in.

1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, …

1 Corinthians 7:17 But as God has distributed to every man, as the Lord has called every …

1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither …

(33) For God is not the author of confusion.--Better, For God is the God, not of confusion, but of peace. The Church is the Church of God, and should bear on it the moral image of its King: there should be order, therefore, not confusion, in their assemblies.

As in all churches of the saints.--It is best to make these words read as the commencement of the next subject, thus:--As in all the churches of the saints, let the women keep silence in the churches. At Corinth one evil of neglecting the principles of order just laid down was that women spoke in the public assemblies. This was not the custom in any other churches, therefore the example of other churches was against such a practice.

Verse 33. - Of confusion. The word is rendered "commotion" in Luke 21:9; "tumult," in 2 Corinthians 6:5 and 2 Cor 12:20. "Confusion" is, as St. James says (James 3:16), the result of envious and pushing egotism. But of peace; which cannot coexist with inflation and restlessness. As in all Churches of the saints. The clause probably belongs to this verse, not to the following. It is a reflection on the exceptional turbulence and disorder which disgraced the Corinthian Church. For God is not the author of confusion,.... Or disorder, or "tumult", as the Syriac renders it; wherefore he does not inspire and excite his prophets to deliver themselves in a disorderly and tumultuous manner, so as to break in one upon another; but when one speaks, the other is silent, or when one has anything revealed to him, and he signifies it in a proper manner, the other stops and gives way to him, and when he has done another succeeds, and so the rest in order, till the whole opportunity is filled up in an orderly and edifying manner; and whatever is contrary to, or breaks in upon such a method, God is not the author of: for he is the author

of peace, harmony, unity, and concord among his prophets and teachers, and so of order, for the former cannot be without the latter; where there is no order in the ministry, there can be no peace among the ministers, nor comfort in the churches; but God is the God of peace, he calls for, requires, disposes, and approves of peace and order among all his people:

as in all churches of the saints. The Vulgate Latin reads, "as I teach in all", &c. and so read some copies, and may refer to all that is said before; and the sense be, that all the rules he had prescribed concerning speaking with tongues, and prophesying, were not new ones, but such as he had directed to be observed in all churches he was concerned with, and which consisted of holy and good men; or God is the author, not of confusion, but of peace in all the churches; he orders and disposes peace among them, and they attend to it: peace and order, and not confusion and tumult, prevail in all churches that deserve to be called churches of the saints, and therefore were in this to be imitated by the church at Corinth. 33. In all the churches of the saints God is a God of peace; let Him not among you be supposed to be a God of confusion [Alford]. Compare the same argument in 1Co 11:16. Lachmann and others put a full stop at "peace," and connect the following words thus: "As in all churches of the saints, let your women keep silence in your churches."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.
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