1 Corinthians 14:22
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
So thenὥστε
(ōste)
5620: so as to, so then, thereforefrom hós and te
tonguesγλῶσσαι
(glōssai)
1100: the tongue, a languagefrom a prim. root glóch- (projecting point)
are for a sign,σημεῖον
(sēmeion)
4592: a signfrom the same as sémainó
not to thoseαἱ
(ai)
3588: thethe def. art.
who believeπιστεύουσιν
(pisteuousin)
4100: to believe, entrustfrom pistis
but to unbelievers;ἀπίστοις
(apistois)
571: incredible, unbelievingfrom alpha (as a neg. prefix) and pistos
but prophecyπροφητεία
(prophēteia)
4394: prophecyfrom prophéteuó
[is for a sign], not to unbelieversἀπίστοις
(apistois)
571: incredible, unbelievingfrom alpha (as a neg. prefix) and pistos
but to thoseτοῖς
(tois)
3588: thethe def. art.
who believe.πιστεύουσιν
(pisteuousin)
4100: to believe, entrustfrom pistis







KJV Lexicon
ωστε  conjunction
hoste  hoce'-teh:  so too, i.e. thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as follow) -- (insomuch) as, so that (then), (insomuch) that, therefore, to, wherefore.
αι  definite article - nominative plural feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
γλωσσαι  noun - nominative plural feminine
glossa  gloce-sah':  the tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired) -- tongue.
εις  preposition
eis  ice:  to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
σημειον  noun - accusative singular neuter
semeion  say-mi'-on:  an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally -- miracle, sign, token, wonder.
εισιν  verb - present indicative - third person
eisi  i-see':  they are -- agree, are, be, dure, is, were.
ου  particle - nominative
ou  oo:  no or not -- + long, nay, neither, never, no (man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.
τοις  definite article - dative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
πιστευουσιν  verb - present active participle - dative plural masculine
pisteuo  pist-yoo'-o:  to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ)
αλλα  conjunction
alla  al-lah':  other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) -- and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
τοις  definite article - dative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
απιστοις  adjective - dative plural masculine
apistos  ap'-is-tos:  (actively) disbelieving, i.e. without Christian faith (specially, a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing)
η  definite article - nominative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
προφητεια  noun - nominative singular feminine
propheteia  prof-ay-ti'-ah:  prediction (scriptural or other) -- prophecy, prophesying.
ου  particle - nominative
ou  oo:  no or not -- + long, nay, neither, never, no (man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.
τοις  definite article - dative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
απιστοις  adjective - dative plural masculine
apistos  ap'-is-tos:  (actively) disbelieving, i.e. without Christian faith (specially, a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing)
αλλα  conjunction
alla  al-lah':  other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) -- and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
τοις  definite article - dative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
πιστευουσιν  verb - present active participle - dative plural masculine
pisteuo  pist-yoo'-o:  to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

King James Bible
Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It follows that speaking in other languages is intended as a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers. But prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers.

International Standard Version
Foreign languages, then, are meant to be a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers, while prophecy is meant, not for unbelievers, but for believers.

NET Bible
So then, tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So then languages are established for a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers, but prophecy is not for unbelievers, but for those who believe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the gift of speaking in other languages is a sign for unbelievers, not for believers. The gift of speaking what God had revealed is a sign for believers, not for unbelievers.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serves not for them that believe not, but for them that believe.
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