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For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
King James Bible
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
American Standard Version
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Young's Literal Translation
for if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit doth pray, and my understanding is unfruitful.
1 Corinthians 14:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For if I pray in an unknown tongue - If my prayers are composed of sentences and sayings taken out of the prophets, etc., and in their own language - my spirit prayeth, my heart is engaged in the work, and my prayers answer all the purpose of prayers to myself; but my understanding is unfruitful to all others, because they do not understand my prayers, and I either do not or cannot interpret them. See the note on 1 Corinthians 14:19.
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1 Corinthians 14:2,15,16,19 For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not to men, but to God: for no man understands him; however...
but. That is, 'not productive of any benefit to others.'
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1 Corinthians 14:13 For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say.
1 Corinthians 14:15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.