1 Corinthians 14:13

“Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore let him that speaketh in an vnknowen tongue, pray that he may interprete.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, let the man who has the power of using tongues make request that he may, at the same time, be able to give the sense.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an unknown language, pray that he may interpret.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let a man who has the gift of tongues pray for the power of interpreting them.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.
- World English Bible

And therfor he that spekith in langage, preie, that he expowne.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue -- let him pray that he may interpret;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:13


14:13 That he may be able to interpret - Which was a distinct gift.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:13


1Co 14:13 Let him that speaketh in an [unknown] language pray that he may interpret. Let him pray that he may have the gift of interpretation also. See PNT "1Co 12:10". Let him pray that he may understand what he utters, so as to explain it.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • A disciple
    "Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me." The Lord gave four examples of the kinds of hearts men have with respect to hearing and receiving His Word. The examples all came out of the individuals' own making of what kind they would be; for God's will is clearly for ALL of them to have been saved.
  • A disciple
    Wayne; God commanded the woman to be under obedience and subjection to her husband in Genesis 3:15 directly after pronouncing to the serpent his eternal condemnation and the breaking of his head by the coming of Christ. The Western Churches are in disobedience to this Word because of rebellious worldly influences and thinking they're above such things, thus opening the door to more and more evil.
  • Wayne
    While the woman preacher was in full control and full authority, all things were done in an orderly manner. Also decent manner. That's quite a broad statement about most western churches. Unless you've visited most western churches.
  • Steve morrow
    JUDE 1:17 BUT BELOVED REMEMBER YOU THE WORDS WHICH WERE SPOKEN BEFORE OF THE APOSTLES OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --18-- HOW THAT THEY TOLD YOU THERE SHOULD BE MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME WHO SHOULD WALK AFTER THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS --19--THESE BE THEY WHO SEPARATE THEMSELVES SENSUAL NOT HAVING THE SPIRIT**PSALM 12:3 THE LORD SHALL CUT OFF ALL FLATTERING LIPS AND THE TONGUE THAT SPEAKETH PROUD THINGS**
  • Steve morrow
    5:43 I AM COME IN MY FATHERS NAME AND --- YOU RECEIVE ME NOT --- IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE JOHN 14:15 ---IF YOU LOVE ME---KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM
  • A disciple
    The Law for the women to keep silence and be obedient was commanded by the LORD God in Eden because of the woman's being beguiled by the devil. All things decently and in order, is the right way for Christians to conduct themselves; both at home and their usual surroundings, and in Assembly. Most all of the Western Churches however have abandoned modesty and orderly conduct for worldly influences.

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