9/18/13

From Gary... Just for fun


















If you know who Ray Charles is, then you will recognize this picture.  He had a fantastic voice and stage presence.  And I remember many of his songs, including the one sung in the video, which I labelled "Just for fun" above.  By the way; I just kept smiling all the way through it.  Whether it was the bird or my recollection of the movie (The Blues Brothers) I don't know and really don't care.  Life is too short and somehow there just can't be enough smiles and happiness here on this Earth.  As I think of this bit of foolishness, indulge me, as I relate a passage from the New Testament...

Acts, Chapter 12

 1 Now about that time, King Herod stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly.  2 He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.  3 When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This was during the days of unleavened bread.  4 When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.  5 Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.  6 The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison.

  7  And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, “Stand up quickly!” His chains fell off from his hands.  8 The angel said to him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” He did so. He said to him, “Put on your cloak, and follow me.”  9 And he went out and followed him. He didn’t know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision.  10
 When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.

 11  When Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I truly know that the Lord has sent out his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Jewish people were expecting.” 12 Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.  13 When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.  14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she didn’t open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 

  15  They said to her, “You are crazy!” But she insisted that it was so. They said, “It is his angel.” 16 But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.


Peter was miraculously release from prison and went to the house of Mary.  I can only imagine the scene at Mary's house; but what I can visualize is funny!!! Well, it is funny to me, anyway.  However, please remember.... I AM A BIRD OF A DIFFERENT FEATHER!!!  

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study September 18







Bible Reading and Study    


September 18


The World English Bible




Sept. 18
Psalms 80-82

Psa 80:1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock, you who sit above the cherubim, shine forth.
Psa 80:2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might! Come to save us!
Psa 80:3 Turn us again, God. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.
Psa 80:4 Yahweh God of Armies, How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
Psa 80:5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.
Psa 80:6 You make us a source of contention to our neighbors. Our enemies laugh among themselves.
Psa 80:7 Turn us again, God of Armies. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.
Psa 80:8 You brought a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations, and planted it.
Psa 80:9 You cleared the ground for it. It took deep root, and filled the land.
Psa 80:10 The mountains were covered with its shadow. Its boughs were like God's cedars.
Psa 80:11 It sent out its branches to the sea, Its shoots to the River.
Psa 80:12 Why have you broken down its walls, so that all those who pass by the way pluck it?
Psa 80:13 The boar out of the wood ravages it. The wild animals of the field feed on it.
Psa 80:14 Turn again, we beg you, God of Armies. Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vine,
Psa 80:15 the stock which your right hand planted, the branch that you made strong for yourself.
Psa 80:16 It's burned with fire. It's cut down. They perish at your rebuke.
Psa 80:17 Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.
Psa 80:18 So we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call on your name.
Psa 80:19 Turn us again, Yahweh God of Armies. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.
Psa 81:1 Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!
Psa 81:2 Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp.
Psa 81:3 Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.
Psa 81:4 For it is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Psa 81:5 He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn't know.
Psa 81:6 "I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket.
Psa 81:7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meribah." Selah.
Psa 81:8 "Hear, my people, and I will testify to you, Israel, if you would listen to me!
Psa 81:9 There shall be no strange god in you, neither shall you worship any foreign god.
Psa 81:10 I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Psa 81:11 But my people didn't listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.
Psa 81:12 So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, that they might walk in their own counsels.
Psa 81:13 Oh that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
Psa 81:14 I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries.
Psa 81:15 The haters of Yahweh would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.
Psa 81:16 But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock."
Psa 82:1 God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
Psa 82:2 "How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.
Psa 82:3 "Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Psa 82:4 Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."
Psa 82:5 They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Psa 82:6 I said, "You are gods, all of you are sons of the Most High.
Psa 82:7 Nevertheless you shall die like men, and fall like one of the rulers."
Psa 82:8 Arise, God, judge the earth, for you inherit all of the nations. 



 
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Young's Literal Translation

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Psalms

  
Psalms 80 1
Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock, You who sit above the cherubim, shine forth.
{To the chief Musician. On Shoshannim-Eduth. Of Asaph. A Psalm.} Give ear, O Shepherd of
Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that sittest [between] the cherubim,
shine forth.
To the Overseer. -- `On the Lilies.` A testimony of Asaph. -- A Psalm. Shepherd of
Israel, give ear, Leading Joseph as a flock, Inhabiting the cherubs -- shine forth,
Psalms 80 2
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might, Come to save us.
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up thy strength, and come to our
deliverance.
Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh, Wake up Thy might, and come for
our salvation.
Psalms 80 3
Turn us again, God. Cause your face to shine, And we will be saved.
O God, restore us; and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
O God, cause us to turn back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.
Psalms 80 4
Yahweh God of hosts, How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
Jehovah, God of hosts, how long will thine anger smoke against the prayer of thy people?
Jehovah, God of Hosts, till when? Thou hast burned against the prayer of Thy
people.
Psalms 80 5
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in large measure.
Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large
measure:
Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears, And causest them to drink With tears
a third time.
Psalms 80 6
You make us a source of contention to our neighbors. Our enemies laugh among themselves.
Thou hast made us a strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies mock among themselves.
Thou makest us a strife to our neighbors, And our enemies mock at it.
Psalms 80 7
Turn us again, God of hosts. Cause your face to shine, And we will be saved.
Restore us, O God of hosts; and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
God of Hosts, turn us back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.
Psalms 80 8
You brought a vine out of Egypt. You drove out the nations, and planted it.
Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt; thou didst cast out the nations, and plant it:
A vine out of Egypt Thou dost bring, Thou dost cast out nations, and plantest it.
Psalms 80 9
You cleared the ground for it. It took deep root, and filled the land.
Thou preparedst space before it, and it took deep root, and filled the land;
Thou hast looked before it, and dost root it, And it filleth the land,
Psalms 80 10
The mountains were covered with its shadow. Its boughs were like God`s cedars.
The mountains were covered with its shadow, and the branches thereof were [like]
cedars of ·God;
Covered have been hills [with] its shadow, And its boughs [are] cedars of God.
Psalms 80 11
It sent out its branches to the sea, Its shoots to the River.
It sent out its boughs unto the sea, and its shoots unto the river.
It sendeth forth its branches unto the sea, And unto the river its sucklings.
Psalms 80 12
Why have you broken down its walls, So that all those who pass by the way pluck it?
Why hast thou broken down its fences, so that all who pass by the way do pluck it?
Why hast Thou broken down its hedges, And all passing by the way have plucked
it?
Psalms 80 13
The boar out of the wood ravages it. The wild animals of the field feed on it.
The boar out of the forest doth waste it, and the beast of the field doth feed off it.
A boar out of the forest doth waste it, And a wild beast of the fields consumeth it.
Psalms 80 14
Turn again, we beg you, God of hosts. Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vine,
O God of hosts, return, we beseech thee; look down from the heavens, and behold, and visit
this vine;
God of Hosts, turn back, we beseech Thee, Look from heaven, and see, and inspect
this vine,
Psalms 80 15
The stock which your right hand planted, The branch that you made strong for yourself.
Even the stock which thy right hand hath planted, and the young plant thou madest
strong for thyself.
And the root that Thy right hand planted, And the branch Thou madest strong for
Thee,
Psalms 80 16
It is burned with fire. It is cut down. They perish at your rebuke.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down; they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
Burnt with fire -- cut down, From the rebuke of Thy face they perish.
Psalms 80 17
Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, On the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.
Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou hast
made strong for thyself.
Let Thy hand be on the man of Thy right hand, On the son of man Thou hast
strengthened for Thyself.
Psalms 80 18
So we will not turn away from you. Revive us, and we will call on your name.
So will we not go back from thee. Revive us, and we will call upon thy name.
And we do not go back from Thee, Thou dost revive us, and in Thy name we call.
Psalms 80 19
Turn us again, Yahweh God of hosts. Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved. 
 Psalm 81 For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. By Asaph.
Restore us, O Jehovah, God of hosts; cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
O Jehovah, God of Hosts, turn us back, Cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved!
Psalms 81 1
Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob!
{To the chief Musician. Upon the Gittith. [A Psalm] of Asaph.} Sing ye joyously unto God
our strength, shout aloud unto the God of Jacob;
To the Overseer. -- `On the Gittith.` By Asaph. Cry aloud to God our strength, Shout
to the God of Jacob.
Psalms 81 2
Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, The pleasant lyre with the harp.
Raise a song, and sound the tambour, the pleasant harp with the lute.
Lift up a song, and give out a timbrel, A pleasant harp with psaltery.
Psalms 81 3
Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the set time, on our feast day:
Blow in the month a trumpet, In the new moon, at the day of our festival,
Psalms 81 4
For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
For this is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob;
For a statute to Israel it [is], An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Psalms 81 5
He appointed it in Joseph for a testimony, When he went out over the land of Egypt, I heard a language that I didn`t know.
He ordained it in Joseph [for] a testimony, when he went forth over the land of Egypt,
[where] I heard a language that I knew not.
A testimony on Joseph He hath placed it, In his going forth over the land of Egypt.
A lip, I have not known -- I hear.
Psalms 81 6
"I removed his shoulder from the burden. His hands were freed from the basket.
I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from the basket.
From the burden his shoulder I turned aside, His hands from the basket pass over.
Psalms 81 7
You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I
tested you at the waters of Meribah." Selah.
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of
thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
In distress thou hast called and I deliver thee, I answer thee in the secret place of
thunder, I try thee by the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Psalms 81 8
"Hear, my people, and I will testify to you. Israel, if you would listen to me!
Hear, my people, and I will testify unto thee; O Israel, if thou wouldest hearken unto me!
Hear, O My people, and I testify to thee, O Israel, if thou dost hearken to me:
Psalms 81 9
There shall be no strange god in you, Neither shall you worship any foreign god.
There shall no strange ·god be in thee, neither shalt thou worship any foreign ·god.
There is not in thee a strange god, And thou bowest not thyself to a strange god.
Psalms 81 10
I am Yahweh, your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
I am Jehovah thy God, that brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide,
and I will fill it.
I [am] Jehovah thy God, Who bringeth thee up out of the land of Egypt. Enlarge thy
mouth, and I fill it.
Psalms 81 11
But my people didn`t listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.
But my people hearkened not to my voice, and Israel would none of me.
But, My people hearkened not to My voice, And Israel hath not consented to Me.
Psalms 81 12
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, That they might walk in their own
counsels.
So I gave them up unto their own hearts` stubbornness: they walked after their own
counsels.
And I send them away in the enmity of their heart, They walk in their own
counsels.
Psalms 81 13
Oh that my people would listen to me, That Israel would walk in my ways!
Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, that Israel had walked in my ways!
O that My people were hearkening to Me, Israel in My ways would walk.
Psalms 81 14
I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries.
I would soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
As a little thing their enemies I cause to bow, And against their adversaries I
turn back My hand,
Psalms 81 15
The haters of Yahweh would cringe before him, And their punishment would last forever.
The haters of Jehovah would have come cringing unto him; but their time would have
been for ever.
Those hating Jehovah feign obedience to Him, But their time is -- to the age.
Psalms 81 16
But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock." 
 Psalm 82 A Psalm by Asaph.
And he would have fed them with the finest of wheat; yea, with honey out of the rock
would I have satisfied thee.
He causeth him to eat of the fat of wheat, And [with] honey from a rock I satisfy
thee!
Psalms 82 1
God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.
{A Psalm of Asaph.} God standeth in the assembly of ·God, he judgeth among the gods.
-- A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth
judge.
Psalms 82 2
"How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.
How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the person of the wicked? Selah.
Till when do ye judge perversely? And the face of the wicked lift up? Selah.
Psalms 82 3
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute;
Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.
Psalms 82 4
Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."
Rescue the poor and needy, deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
Let the weak and needy escape, From the hand of the wicked deliver them.
Psalms 82 5
They don`t know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the
foundations of the earth are shaken.
They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations
of the earth are moved.
They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved
are all the foundations of earth.
Psalms 82 6
I said, "You are gods, All of you are sons of the Most High.
I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High;
I -- I have said, `Gods ye [are], And sons of the Most High -- all of you,
Psalms 82 7
Nevertheless you shall die like men, And fall like one of the rulers."
But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
But as man ye die, and as one of the heads ye fall,
Psalms 82 8
Arise, God, judge the earth, For you inherit all of the nations. Psalm 83 A song. A Psalm
by Asaph.
Arise, O God, judge the earth; for *thou* shalt inherit all the nations.
Rise, O God, judge the earth, For Thou hast inheritance among all the nations!



 Study Questions

What are the names of God listed in Psalm 80

Who is the LORD? 81:10

Why do you think God wants us to listen to HIM and how does listening result in obedience?

God judges in HIS own __________? 82:11


The World English Bible

 
Sept. 18
1 Corinthians 14

1Co 14:1 Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
1Co 14:2 For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries.
1Co 14:3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
1Co 14:4 He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.
1Co 14:5 Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
1Co 14:6 But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?
1Co 14:7 Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they didn't give a distinction in the sounds, how would it be known what is piped or harped?
1Co 14:8 For if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound, who would prepare himself for war?
1Co 14:9 So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
1Co 14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of sounds in the world, and none of them is without meaning.
1Co 14:11 If then I don't know the meaning of the sound, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks would be a foreigner to me.
1Co 14:12 So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.
1Co 14:13 Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.
1Co 14:14 For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
1Co 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
1Co 14:16 Otherwise if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn't know what you say?
1Co 14:17 For you most certainly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.
1Co 14:18 I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all.
1Co 14:19 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.
1Co 14:20 Brothers, don't be children in thoughts, yet in malice be babies, but in thoughts be mature.
1Co 14:21 In the law it is written, "By men of strange languages and by the lips of strangers I will speak to this people. Not even thus will they hear me, says the Lord."
1Co 14:22 Therefore other languages are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to the unbelieving; but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, but to those who believe.
1Co 14:23 If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won't they say that you are crazy?
1Co 14:24 But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.
1Co 14:25 And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed. So he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.
1Co 14:26 What is it then, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has another language, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to build each other up.
1Co 14:27 If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.
1Co 14:28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God.
1Co 14:29 Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.
1Co 14:30 But if a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first keep silent.
1Co 14:31 For you all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.
1Co 14:32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
1Co 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the assemblies of the saints,
1Co 14:34 let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says.
1Co 14:35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
1Co 14:36 What? Was it from you that the word of God went out? Or did it come to you alone?
1Co 14:37 If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him recognize the things which I write to you, that they are the commandment of the Lord.
1Co 14:38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
1Co 14:39 Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.
1Co 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.


 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

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1 Corinthians


 
1 Corinthians 14 1
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
Follow after love, and be emulous of spiritual [manifestations], but rather that ye may
prophesy.
Pursue the love, and seek earnestly the spiritual things, and rather that ye may
prophecy,
1 Corinthians 14 2
For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
For he that speaks with a tongue does not speak to men but to God: for no one hears; but
in spirit he speaks mysteries.
for he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue -- to men he doth not speak, but to
God, for no one doth hearken, and in spirit he doth speak secrets;
1 Corinthians 14 3
But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
But he that prophesies speaks to men [in] edification, and encouragement, and
consolation.
and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and
comfort;
1 Corinthians 14 4
He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.
He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies [the]
he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue, himself doth edify, and he who is
prophesying, an assembly doth edify;
1 Corinthians 14 5
Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
Now I desire that ye should all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy.
But greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interpret,
that the assembly may receive edification.
and I wish you all to speak with tongues, and more that ye may prophecy, for
greater is he who is prophesying than he who is speaking with tongues, except
one may interpret, that the assembly may receive edification.
1 Corinthians 14 6
But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you,
unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of
teaching?
And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless
I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?
And now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking tongues, what shall I profit
you, except I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in
prophesying, or in teaching?
1 Corinthians 14 7
Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they didn`t give a distinction in the sounds, how would it be known what is piped or harped?
Even lifeless things giving a sound, whether pipe or harp, if they give not distinction to
the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
yet the things without life giving sound -- whether pipe or harp -- if a difference
in the sounds they may not give, how shall be known that which is piped or that
which is harped?
1 Corinthians 14 8
For if the trumpet gave an uncertain voice, who would prepare himself for war?
For also, if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for war?
for if also an uncertain sound a trumpet may give, who shall prepare himself for
battle?
1 Corinthians 14 9
So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
Thus also *ye* with the tongue, unless ye give a distinct speech, how shall it be known
what is spoken? for ye will be speaking to the air.
so also ye, if through the tongue, speech easily understood ye may not give -- how
shall that which is spoken be known? for ye shall be speaking to air.
1 Corinthians 14 10
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without meaning.
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of undistinguishable
sound.
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is
unmeaning,
1 Corinthians 14 11
If then I don`t know the meaning of the voice, I would be to him who speaks a foreigner, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me.
If therefore I do not know the power of the sound, I shall be to him that speaks a
barbarian, and he that speaks a barbarian for me.
if, then, I do not know the power of the voice, I shall be to him who is speaking a
foreigner, and he who is speaking, is to me a foreigner;
1 Corinthians 14 12
So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.
Thus *ye* also, since ye are desirous of spirits, seek that ye may abound for the
edification of the assembly.
so also ye, since ye are earnestly desirous of spiritual gifts, for the building up of
the assembly seek that ye may abound;
1 Corinthians 14 13
Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.
Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret.
wherefore he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue -- let him pray that he may
interpret;
1 Corinthians 14 14
For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
For if I pray with a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
for if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit doth pray, and my understanding
is unfruitful.
1 Corinthians 14 15
What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also. I will
sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray also with the understanding; I
will sing with the spirit, but I will sing also with the understanding.
What then is it? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray also with the
understanding; I will sing psalms with the spirit, and I will sing psalms also with
the understanding;
1 Corinthians 14 16
Else if you bless with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unlearned say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, seeing he doesn`t know what you say?
Since otherwise, if thou blessest with [the] spirit, how shall he who fills the place of the
simple [Christian] say Amen, at thy giving of thanks, since he does not know what thou
sayest?
since, if thou mayest bless with the spirit, he who is filling the place of the
unlearned, how shall he say the Amen at thy giving of thanks, since what thou dost
say he hath not known?
1 Corinthians 14 17
For you most assuredly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.
For *thou* indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
for thou, indeed, dost give thanks well, but the other is not built up!
1 Corinthians 14 18
I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all.
I thank God I speak in a tongue more than all of you:
I give thanks to my God -- more than you all with tongues speaking --
1 Corinthians 14 19
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 [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.
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.
1 Corinthians 14 20
Brothers, don`t be children in mind, yet in malice be babies, but in mind be men.
Brethren, be not children in [your] minds, but in malice be babes; but in [your] minds be
grown [men].
Brethren, become not children in the understanding, but in the evil be ye babes,
and in the understanding become ye perfect;
1 Corinthians 14 21
In the law it is written, "By men of strange languages and by the lips of strangers I will speak to this people. Not even thus will they hear me, says the Lord."
It is written in the law, By people of other tongues, and by strange lips, will I speak to
this people; and neither thus will they hear me, saith the Lord.
in the law it hath been written, that, `With other tongues and with other lips I
will speak to this people, and not even so will they hear Me, saith the Lord;`
1 Corinthians 14 22
Therefore other languages are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to the unbelieving; but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, but to those who believe.
So that tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to unbelievers; but prophecy,
not to unbelievers, but to those who believe.
so that the tongues are for a sign, not to the believing, but to the unbelieving; and
the prophesy [is] not for the unbelieving, but for the believing,
1 Corinthians 14 23
If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won`t they say that you are crazy?
If therefore the whole assembly come together in one place, and all speak with tongues,
and simple [persons] enter in, or unbelievers, will not they say ye are mad?
If, therefore, the whole assembly may come together, to the same place, and all
may speak with tongues, and there may come in unlearned or unbelievers, will
they not say that ye are mad?
1 Corinthians 14 24
But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.
But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or simple [person] come in, he is convicted of
all, he is judged of all;
and if all may prophecy, and any one may come in, an unbeliever or unlearned, he
is convicted by all, he is discerned by all,
1 Corinthians 14 25
And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed. So he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.
the secrets of his heart are manifested; and thus, falling upon [his] face, he will do
homage to God, reporting that God is indeed amongst you.
and so the secrets of his heart become manifest, and so having fallen upon [his]
face, he will bow before God, declaring that God really is among you.
1 Corinthians 14 26
What is it then, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has another language, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to build each other up.
What is it then, brethren? whenever ye come together, each [of you] has a psalm, has a
teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to
edification.
What then is it, brethren? whenever ye may come together, each of you hath a
psalm, hath a teaching, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation?
let all things be for building up;
1 Corinthians 14 27
If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.
If any one speak with a tongue, [let it be] two, or at the most three, and separately, and
let one interpret;
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 28
But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silence in the assembly, and let him speak to
himself, and to God.
but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in [the] assembly, and let him speak to
himself and to God.
and if there may be no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and to
himself let him speak, and to God.
1 Corinthians 14 29
Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.
And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.
And prophets -- let two or three speak, and let the others discern,
1 Corinthians 14 30
But if a revelation is made to another sitting by, let the first keep silence.
But if there be a revelation to another sitting [there], let the first be silent.
and if to another sitting [anything] may be revealed, let the first be silent;
1 Corinthians 14 31
For you all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.
For ye can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all be encouraged.
for ye are able, one by one, all to prophesy, that all may learn, and all may be
exhorted,
1 Corinthians 14 32
The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
And spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.
and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject,
1 Corinthians 14 33
for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace. As in all the assemblies of the saints,
For God is not [a God] of disorder but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.
for God is not [a God] of tumult, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.
1 Corinthians 14 34
let your women keep silence in the assemblies, for it is not permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the Law also says.
Let [your] women be silent in the assemblies, for it is not permitted to them to speak; but
to be in subjection, as the law also says.
Your women in the assemblies let them be silent, for it hath not been permitted
to them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith;
1 Corinthians 14 35
If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.
But if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a
shame for a woman to speak in assembly.
and if they wish to learn anything, at home their own husbands let them question,
for it is a shame to women to speak in an assembly.
1 Corinthians 14 36
What? Was it from you that the word of God went forth? Or did it come to you alone?
Did the word of God go out from you, or did it come to you only?
From you did the word of God come forth? or to you alone did it come?
1 Corinthians 14 37
If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him recognize the things which I
write to you, that they are the commandment of the Lord.
If any one thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognise the things that I
write to you, that it is [the] Lord`s commandment.
if any one doth think to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge the
things that I write to you -- that of the Lord they are commands;
1 Corinthians 14 38
But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant;
1 Corinthians 14 39
Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don`t forbid speaking with other
languages.
So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues.
so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not
forbid;
1 Corinthians 14 40
Let all things be done decently and in order.
But let all things be done comelily and with order.
let all things be done decently and in order.
 

 Study Questions


The one who prophesies, speaks to _______14:3
God is a God of ____________? 14:33