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

  • Wayne
    V.v. 32, 33, 38. Good verses for enlightenment and growth.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    All of Gods teaching ministreys must come back to the very roots of what the Word itself says to do as this is what the True church was all about. The manafestations of the Holy Spirit. Whats so hard about it ? If you Truly believe Gods Word means what it says and says what it means, then whats the hold up ? You know its the Truth. Shalom.
  • Lilian
    Jesus himself is a word of God. He who believes him and his living water shall never die. John 1.1 In the beginning there was a word and the word was with God and the word was God amen. Only believe his words and lean not with your own understanding. Thank you Jesus for bringing us your that gives us life in abundance. Thanks for your blood. Let us be Born Again in Spirit and not in the flesh.
  • GeraldineCole
    I think we need to search the word of Jesus and we will find the truth and if we do not understand we need to pray and ask Jesus for a answere we that have The Holy Ghost also can ask the Holy Ghost he will lead us to All truth Amen
  • 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.

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