1 Corinthians 14:6
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New International Version
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?

New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, if I should come to you speaking in an unknown language, how would that help you? But if I bring you a revelation or some special knowledge or prophecy or teaching, that will be helpful.

English Standard Version
Now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

Berean Study Bible
Now brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

Berean Literal Bible
But now brothers, if I should come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you, unless I should speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

New American Standard Bible
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?

King James Bible
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in other languages, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you with a revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

International Standard Version
Indeed, brothers, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what good will I be to you unless I speak to you in some revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or teaching?

NET Bible
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I help you unless I speak to you with a revelation or with knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now my brethren, if I come to you and speak languages with you, what do I benefit you, unless I shall speak with you either by revelation or knowledge or by prophecy or by teaching?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, it wouldn't do you any good if I came to you speaking in other languages, unless I explained revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or doctrine to you.

New American Standard 1977
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now, brothers, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either with revelation or with knowledge or with prophecy or with doctrine?

King James 2000 Bible
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?

American King James Version
Now, brothers, if I come to 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?

American Standard Version
But now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in doctrine?

Darby Bible Translation
And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

English Revised Version
But now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

Webster's Bible Translation
Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in languages, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

Weymouth New Testament
But, brethren, as things are, if I come to you speaking in 'tongues,' what benefit shall I confer on you, if the utterance is neither in the form of a revelation nor of additional knowledge nor of prophecy nor of teaching?

World English Bible
But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

Young's Literal Translation
And now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in teaching?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:6-14 Even an apostle could not edify, unless he spoke so as to be understood by his hearers. To speak words that have no meaning to those who hear them, is but speaking into the air. That cannot answer the end of speaking, which has no meaning; in this case, speaker and hearers are barbarians to each other. All religious services should be so performed in Christian assemblies, that all may join in, and profit by them. Language plain and easy to be understood, is the most proper for public worship, and other religious exercises. Every true follower of Christ will rather desire to do good to others, than to get a name for learning or fine speaking.
Study Bible
Prophecy and Tongues
5I 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. 6Now brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching? 7Even in the case of lifeless instruments, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone recognize the tune they are playing unless the notes are distinct?…
Cross References
Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God that, though you once were slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were committed.

1 Corinthians 12:8
To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by the same Spirit,

1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 14:7
Even in the case of lifeless instruments, such as the flute or harp, how will anyone recognize the tune they are playing unless the notes are distinct?

1 Corinthians 14:26
What 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.

2 Corinthians 12:1
I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to gain, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.

Ephesians 1:17
and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Now, brothers, if I come to 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?

what shall I.

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, …

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with.

1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give …

1 Samuel 12:21 And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, said the LORD, …

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and …

2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the …

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly…

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

revelation.

1 Corinthians 14:26-30 How is it then, brothers? when you come together, every one of you …

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: …

2 Corinthians 12:1,7 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions …

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in …

knowledge.

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another …

1 Corinthians 13:2,8,9 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also …

2 Corinthians 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have …

Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery …

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

prophesying. See on ver.

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that …

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

doctrine.

1 Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brothers? when you come together, every one of you …

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

2 Timothy 3:10,16 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, …

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

2 John 1:9 Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of Christ, has …

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