New American Standard Bible
I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;
King James Bible
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
Darby Bible Translation
I thank God I speak in a tongue more than all of you:
World English Bible
I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all.
Young's Literal Translation
I give thanks to my God -- more than you all with tongues speaking --
1 Corinthians 14:18 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I thank my God - Paul here shows that he did not undervalue or despise the power of speaking foreign languages. It was with him a subject of thanksgiving that he could speak so many; but he felt that there were more valuable endowments than this; see the next verse.
With tongues more than ye all - I am able to speak more foreign languages than all of you. "How many" languages Paul could speak, he has no where told us. It is reasonable, however, to presume that he was able to speak the language of any people to whom God in his providence, and by his Spirit, called him to preach. He had been commissioned to preach to the "Gentiles," and it is probable that he was able to speak the languages of all the nations among whom he ever traveled. There is no account of his being under a necessity of employing an interpreter wherever he preached.
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1 Corinthians 14:2
For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.
1 Corinthians 14:4
One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
1 Corinthians 14:5
Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.
1 Corinthians 14:17
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified.
1 Corinthians 14:19
however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
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