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in an Unknown Tongue.
1 Corinthians 14
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye
The Greek word for prophesy is: "propheteuo"
Strong's # 4395;
From the word - "prophetes"
Strong's # 4396;
to foretell events, divine, speak
under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office:--prophesy. From a
compound of - "pro"
Strong's # 4253
and - "phemi"
Strong's # 5346;
a foreteller ("prophet");
by analogy, an
inspired speaker; by extension, a poet:--prophet.
Also, two of
1 : to speak
as if divinely inspired
2 : to give
instruction in religious matters
in verse 1: Follow after charity, and
desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye
For he that speaketh in an unknown
tongue speaketh not
unto men, but
for no man understandeth
him; howbeit in the spirit he
Paul said, "he that speaketh in an unknown tongue" might
as well be talking to himself. It's a mystery to what he's talking
about, anyway. Only God
4: He that speaketh in an unknown
tongue edifieth himself; but he that
prophesieth edifieth the church.
Now, here, Paul
says, he that speaks in an unknown
tongue is giving spiritual insight only to himself, but on
the other hand, he that (prophesieth)
gives instruction on religious matters, and speaks
as if he is divinely inspired, where people can understands what he is saying,
he gives spiritual insight to the
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
Paul is constantly saying,
that, if the church don't
understand what you are saying, then, there is no spiritual benefit. Unless
there is someone present
who can explain
what is said, don't start talking that mess!
And even things
without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a
distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself
to the battle?
So likewise ye,
except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it
be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
is trying to reason them.
Paul said in verse
7 & 8,
if you just start banging on a piano, and not playing a particular
song, you would just irritate everybody. If you told them, that, in your mind, you were
playing song that everybody knows, they would look at you like you were
crazy. In verse 9,
Paul said, LIKEWISE,
if you speak words that is not EASY to be understood, or interpreted, you
might as well be speaking
into the air.
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of
them is without signification.
telling you here, that, there are NO
languages in the world that is without signification.
NONE! What Paul is really trying to make you understand is, that, unknown tongue is
NOT a real language. It's like banging on a piano, and not
playing a particular song.
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.
A barbarian? Is that
what you really want to sound like? Well, you do! I was
visiting a church years ago, and everybody was talking in this unknown tongue. I
thought they were all filled with the "holy ghost." Now I realize,
that, they were fill with a ghost, but not holy. The ghost of a barbarian! Needless to say,
I never when back. Scared
forget, this is Paul tell you all this.
13: Wherefore let
him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he
someone needs to interpret the language you're speaking.
need to be praying
to God that somebody
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my
understanding is unfruitful.
here, that even if HE prays in an unknown tongue that his own
understanding yields no valuable result.
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
after someone prays, means you agree with the person's prayer.
Right? The same with a song. Right? Well, Paul is saying, that, he
don't pray, nor sing in an "unknown tongue".
Else when thou
shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of
the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth
not what thou sayest?
You see, in
Paul says, that, if nobody understand what you are saying, how can they
say "Amen"? Amen means, you
agree with want is being said. Now, tell me, how in the
world are you going to agree to something you don't even understand? YOU CAN'T!
Yet in the church
I had rather speak five
words with my
understanding, that by my voice
I might teach others
also, than ten
thousand words in an unknown tongue.
telling Christians, that, they need to be prophesying, in order to teach
others, instead of speaking in some unknown tongue,
themselves, where nobody else knows what the heck they are talking
not even the person speaking knows what he himself is even saying .
23: If therefore the
whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with
tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers,
will they not say that ye are mad?
says in verse 23,
whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with
tongues, and the unbelievers
come in they would think you all were MAD. Because they wouldn't understand
what was being said. Right?
to verse 23
24: But if all
prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned,
he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
here, Paul just said, "if
all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one
unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:" You see, if
everybody is prophesying, and unbelievers comes in, they now understand
what is being said, and now they can JUDGE for themselves if what being
said is true or not. Now, if they accept what you are saying as the
truth, they will be convinced that they are sinners, and may be saved.
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.
Paul is saying if you don't know what the heck you are talking about, hope
that at least one person does,
so he can tell everybody else.
But if there be no
him keep silence in the church;
and let him speak to
himself, and to God.
said, that, if
nobody can tell anybody what you are talking about, shut up, better
yet, don't even start talking. Talk to yourself and God. Nobody
really wants to hear it, anyway.
33: For God is not
the author of
confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
All that "gibberish" is just confusing
everybody and Paul don't want you to blamed God for it.
34: Let your women keep silence in
the churches: for it is not permitted
them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as
also saith the law.
women, don't add to the confusion, SHUT UP and be quiet; for it is not permitted
unto you to speak in the churches
of the saints;
And 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.
and if you learn ANYTHING,
ask your husbands AT
on the way, but AT home!
if he don't know, YOU
won't know that he don't know until you get HOME. Now, you BOTH don't know. If
you could have asked him at church,
then, you would have known that he didn't know, then, you could have
someone else. But, unfortunately, you had to keep your mouth shut at
church, because you're
a woman. And besides that, it's A SHAME for you
to even open you mouth in the churches of the saints! Now,
an attitude with me I'm not saying this, Paul is.
Wherefore, brethren, covet
to prophesy, and forbid
not to speak with
told the brethren to "covet to
prophesy" he was telling them to have a desire to give
instruction on religious matters, and speak
as if you are divinely inspired.
1 : to wish
for earnestly; desire
Let all things be done decently and in order.
Now, I DON'T accept the "so-called new testament"
as the word of
the Most High,
Yahweh, by no way, shape, fashion,
or form. Yahweh
don't even speak anywhere
in the new testament. All I'm doing is pointing out,
that, Paul is telling Christians that speaking in some unknown tongue is
not approved by God, unless there is someone
present who can explain what's being said. Paul has more books in the
new testament then anybody, thanks to a man called
So, all you
Christians who call
yourselves speaking in some tongue, why don't you try explaining this
stuff to the people who hear you. Tell them what you are talking about.
I would imagine, that, they want to be spiritually built up, also. At
least, tell them what verbs
you are using, and in what tense
you are using them. Maybe, just maybe, they could help you figure it out.
The fact is, that, nobody can
is not a real language.
tongue? it's just that! "gibberish"!
That's why it's called "unknown"
I thought this was funny. I was doing some research on the Internet on
the word "gibberish" and
came across this:
"Does anyone know how to speak this language?
At my school, a lot of my friends know how to speak gibberish and when
I asked them how they speak it they are just like "I don't know". I was
just wondering if anybody else knows how to speak it. Gibberish sounds
really cool and I want to know how to do it too. And then I can go up
to my crush and start talking to him and he won’t even know
I’m saying. That will be an awesome way to talk to him. Even
though he will probably think I’m queer. But if anybody knows
to speak gibberish and doesn’t mind tell me how that would be
great. Thanks in advance. : ) Average Grade: A-" This was right on time! Does this sound
HalleluYAH ( Praise
the mighty YAH)
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