1 Corinthians 14:38

“But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any man bee ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if anyone does not recognize {this,} he is not recognized.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if any man is without knowledge, let him be so.
- Basic English Bible

But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Darby Bible

But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Webster's Bible

But if any one is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- World English Bible

And if ony man vnknowith, he schal be vnknowun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:38


14:38 Let him be ignorant - Be it at his own peril.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:38


1Co 14:38 If any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. If he will be ignorant and obstinate, let him remain so.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • Emmanuel
    Verse 33 our God is God of Peace not of confusion, this mean as we have accepted Him we have accepted the Peace in our life's
  • Wayne
    There is no condemnation to them who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Avire,man cannot teach this. It is, as all gifts given by God according to his will, to whom he wills. Don't be deceived by the false teachers and false "Christians" of our day. May the Lord lead you into his truth.
  • Doug
    True tongues are a gift only given from GOD. THE ONLY LANGUAGE THE DEVIL DONT UNDERSTAND.when you speak in tongues,it is always for someone else present to hear. it cannot be taught , learned or read in books as it is a gift from GOD.
  • Avire
    What verse state that speaking in tongue can be taught. I have believed that speaking in tongue was a gift from God. Meaning that if its a gift how can man give or teach others. I beseech anyone to help me get a clear understanding. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen
  • Women are speaking in the churches nowadays. The last time i attended church I saw a woman at the podium fulfilling what looked like the role of a male pastor. Anyway I thought was unusual, and this verse came to mind. Political correctness has invaded the church, but that means Jesus's return is imminent. Trust in christ for salvation today, human wisdom has completely failed in these end times.

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