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words easy.6 to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken ? for ye shall speak into the air.?

10 There are, it may be,8 so many kinds of voices 9 in the world, and none of them is without signification.

11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a "barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, to seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the Church.

13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding 11 is unfruitful.

15 What is it then ?12 h 1 will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding 13 also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will * sing with the understanding also.

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& plain. Co. Gr. significant. A. V. ?in vain. Wi. 8 for example. Rk. 9 languages. Han. 10 Gr. of spirits. A. V. II mind. Wi, Ma. sense. Pu. 12 What then is my duty ? We. 13 with a meaning. Wh. the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

Rom. i. 14: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 81 Cor. xii. 10 : To another interpretation of tongues.

John, iv. 24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

EPH. v. 19: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Col. iii. 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in pslams and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

k Pş. xlvii. 7: God is the King of all the earth : sing ye praises with understanding.

16 Else when thou shalt bless 14 with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned 15 I say Amen 16 m at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest ?

17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all :

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

20 Brethren, "be not children in understand

"givest thanks. Co. We.

15 the ignorant. Pu.

16 So let it be. Pu.

"1 CHR. xvi. 36: Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD. Ps. cvi. 48: Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting : and let all the people say, Amen.

m 1 Cor. xi. 24: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me.

Ps. cxxxi. 2 : Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. MAT. xi. 25: Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. do. xviii. 3 : Verily I say unto you, Except ye be .converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. do. xix. 14: But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Rom. xvi. 19: I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 1 Cor.. iii. 1 : And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. Eph. iv, 14, 15: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine-But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. Heb. v. 12, 13: For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that. one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in

ing: howbeit in malice 17 • be ye children, Pbut in understanding be men.18

21 In the 9 law it is written, With men of other tongues, and other lips will I speak unto this people ; and yet for all that will they not hear 19 me, saith the Lord.

22 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.

23 If therefore the whole Church become together into one place, and all speak with tongues,20 and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, 'will they not say are mad?

that ye

17 wickedness. Ham. We. Pu. 18 Gr. persect, or of a ripe age, chap. ii. 6. A. V. 19 hearken to. Pu. 20 unknown tongues. We. the word of righteousness : for he is a babe. do. vi. 1–3: Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. 2 Pet. iii. 18 : But grow


grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

• MAT. xviii. 3 : The words above. 1 Cor. ii. 6: Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect. 1 Pet. ii. 2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

p Ps. cxix. 99: I have more understanding than all my teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditation.

9 Deut. xxviii. 49: The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far,-a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand. Isa. xxviii. 11, 12: With stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing : yet they would not hear.

John, x. 34: Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

• Acts, ii. 13: Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.


24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced 21 of all, he is judged of all :

25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest ; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you? of a truth.

26 How is it then, brethren ? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm,“ hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. "Let all things be done unto edifying

27 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.

28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

29 "Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, * let the first hold his peace.

21 rebuked. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. 22 among you. Ham. + Isa. xlv. 14: Men of stature, shall come over unto theeand they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee: and there is none else, there is no God. Zec. viii. 23: Ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations--of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

u Ver. 6. 1 Cor. xii. 8-10.

v Ver. 40. 1 Cor. xii. 7: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. See on Rom.

"1 Cor. xii. 10: To another prophecy--to another interpretation of tongues.

* Ver. 39. JOB, xxxii. 11 : Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say i Thes. v. 19, 20: Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings.

xiv. 19.

31 For ye may all prophesy one by one,

that all-may learn, and all may be comforted.

32 And 'the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

33 For God is not the author of confusion, 23 but of 'peace, as in all churches of the saints.

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches : for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame 24 for women to speak in the church.

36 What ? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only ?

37 e If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge 25 that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, 6 covet 29 to prophesy, and " forbid not to speak with tongues. 23 Gr. tumult, or unquietness. A. V. 24 indecent. We. 25 understand.

28 let him not be acknowledged as a true prophet, or spiritual person. Whit.

27 be zealous. Pu. y 1 John, iv. 1: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

z See on MARK, ix. 50. a See on 1 Cor. vii. 17. o See on 1 Cor. xi. 3. • See on 1 Cor. xi. 3. d See on 1 Cor. xi. 3. e See on 1 John, iv. 6. 'Luke,x. 16: He that heareth you, heareth me. 1 Cor. vii. 25 : Concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord.

8 See on 1 Cor. xii. 31. h See on ver. 30.



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