1 Corinthians 14:19
Good News Translation
But in church worship I would rather speak five words that can be understood, in order to teach others, than speak thousands of words in strange tongues.

Contemporary English Version
But words that make sense can help the church. This is why in church I would rather speak five words that make sense than to speak 10,000 words in a language that others don't know.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also: than ten thousand words in a tongue.

New American Bible
but in the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, so as to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

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But in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also: than ten thousand words in a tongue.

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1 Corinthians 14:4,21,22 He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself: but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church. . . .

Context
Prophecy and Tongues
18I thank my God I speak with all your tongues. 19But in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also: than ten thousand words in a tongue. 20Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.…
Cross References
Luke 1:4
That thou mayest know the verity of those words in which thou hast been instructed.

1 Corinthians 14:18
I thank my God I speak with all your tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not become children in sense. But in malice be children: and in sense be perfect.

Additional Translations
But in the church, I would rather speak five coherent words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.

But in the church, I desire to speak five words with my mind, that also I might instruct others, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

howbeit in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

but in [the] assembly I desire to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, [rather] than ten thousand words in a tongue.

howbeit in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown language.

but in the Church I would rather speak five words with my understanding--so as to instruct others also--than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

However in the assembly I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in another language.

but in an assembly I wish to speak five words through my understanding, that others also I may instruct, rather than myriads of words in an unknown tongue.
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