1 Corinthians 14:28
New International Version
If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God.

New Living Translation
But if no one is present who can interpret, they must be silent in your church meeting and speak in tongues to God privately.

English Standard Version
But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.

Berean Study Bible
But if there is no interpreter, he should remain silent in the church and speak only to himself and God.

Berean Literal Bible
But if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in the church, and let him speak to himself and to God.

King James Bible
But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

New King James Version
But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.

New American Standard Bible
but if there is no interpreter, he is to keep silent in church; and have him speak to himself and to God.

NASB 1995
but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.

NASB 1977
but if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.

Amplified Bible
But if there is no one to interpret, the one [who wishes to speak in a tongue] must keep silent in church; let him speak to himself and to God.

Christian Standard Bible
But if there is no interpreter, that person is to keep silent in the church and speak to himself and God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if there is no interpreter, that person should keep silent in the church and speak to himself and to God.

American Standard Version
but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if there is no translator, let him who speaks in a language be silent in the church and let him speak to himself and to God.

Contemporary English Version
If no one can explain, you must keep silent in church and speak only to yourself and to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church, and speak to himself and to God.

English Revised Version
but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Good News Translation
But if no one is there who can explain, then the one who speaks in strange tongues must be quiet and speak only to himself and to God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if an interpreter isn't present, those people should remain silent in church. They should only speak to themselves and to God.

International Standard Version
If an interpreter is not present, the speaker should remain silent in the church and speak to himself and God.

Literal Standard Version
and if there may be no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God.

NET Bible
But if there is no interpreter, he should be silent in the church. Let him speak to himself and to God.

New Heart English Bible
But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the church, and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Weymouth New Testament
or if there is no interpreter, let the man with the gift be silent in the Church, speaking to himself and to God.

World English Bible
But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Young's Literal Translation
and if there may be no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and to himself let him speak, and to God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Orderly Worship
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. 29Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:27
If anyone speaks in a tongue, two, or at most three, should speak in turn, and someone must interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:29
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.


Treasury of Scripture

But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.









(28) But if there be no interpreter.--But if there be no one with the gift of interpreting, then the speaker with tongues was not to exercise his gift publicly at all; he may only exercise his gift in private with himself and God.

Verse 28. - Let him keep silence. The "him" refers to the glossolalist, not to the interpreter. To himself. In his private devotions (as St. Paul himself seems to have done); not in the public assembly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

there is
(ē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

no
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

interpreter,
διερμηνευτής (diermēneutēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1328: An interpreter. From diermeneuo; an explainer.

he should remain silent
σιγάτω (sigatō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4601: Intrans: I am silent, keep silence; trans: I keep secret; pass: I am kept secret. From sige; to keep silent.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] church
ἐκκλησίᾳ (ekklēsia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1577: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

speak [only]
λαλείτω (laleitō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to himself
ἑαυτῷ (heautō)
Reflexive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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