New American Standard Bible
If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;
King James Bible
If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
Darby Bible Translation
If any one speak with a tongue, let it be two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret;
World English Bible
If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.
Young's Literal Translation
if an unknown tongue any one do speak, by two, or at the most, by three, and in turn, and let one interpret;
1 Corinthians 14:27 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let it be by two, or at the most by three - That is, two, or at most three in one day, or in one meeting. So Grotius, Rosenmuller, Doddridge, Bloomfield, and Locke, understand it. It is probable that many were endowed with the gift of tongues; and it is certain that they were disposed to exercise the gift even when it could be of no real advantage, and when it was done only for ostentation. Paul had shown to them 1 Corinthians 14:22, that the main design of the gift of tongues was to convince unbelievers; he here shows them that if that gift was exercised in the church, it should be in such a way as to promote edification. They should not speak at the same time; nor should they regard it as necessary that all should speak at the same meeting. It should not be so as to produce disorder and confusion nor should it be so as to detain the people beyond a reasonable time. The speakers, therefore, in any one assembly should not exceed two or three.
And that by course - Separately; one after another. They should not all speak at the same time.
And let one interpret - One who has the gift of interpreting foreign languages, (Note, 1 Corinthians 12:10), so that they may be understood, and the church be edified.
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1 Corinthians 12:10
and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.
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 14:5
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 14:13
Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
1 Corinthians 14:28
but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.
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