Why, brothers, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
26How is it then, brothers? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done to edifying. 27If 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. 28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30If any thing be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace. 31For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted to them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also said the law. 35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 36What? came the word of God out from you? or came it to you only? 37If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39Why, brothers, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40Let all things be done decently and in order.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
Wherefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy; and forbid not to speak with tongues.
Darby Bible Translation
So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues.
King James Bible
Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
Young's Literal Translation
so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not forbid;