I would like every one of you to speak in tongues,[a] but I would rather have you prophesy.(A) The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues,[b] unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.(B)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 14:5 Or in other languages; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39
  2. 1 Corinthians 14:5 Or in other languages; also in verses 6, 18, 22, 23 and 39
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I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

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