1 Corinthians 14:15

“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 also.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and wil pray with vnderstanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the vnderstanding also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What is {the outcome} then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What then? let my prayer be from the spirit, and equally from the mind; let my song be from the spirit, and equally from mind.
- Basic English Bible

What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray also with the understanding; I will sing with the spirit, but I will sing also with the understanding.
- Darby Bible

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 also.
- Webster's Bible

How then does the matter stand? I will pray in spirit, and I will pray with my understanding also. I will praise God in spirit, and I will praise Him with my understanding also.
- Weymouth Bible

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 also.
- World English Bible

What thanne? Y schal preye in spirit, Y schal preye in mynde; Y schal seie salm, in spirit, Y schal seie salm also in mynde.
- Wycliffe Bible

What then is it? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray also with the understanding; I will sing psalms with the spirit, and I will sing psalms also with the understanding;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:15


14:15 I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray with the understanding also - I will use my own understanding, as well as the power of the Spirit. I will not act so absurdly, as to utter in a congregation what can edify none but myself.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:15


1Co 14:15 What is it then? How then am I to act? He answers that question. I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the understanding also. He will have both the spirit and the understanding unite in singing and praying, by using a tongue that he understands.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • A disciple
    Ray; Ask and you shall receive, Seek and you shall find, Knock and it shall be opened to you! The Father is generous with giving wisdom and knowledge and understanding, when we ask Him. There are many good prayers in the Bible, put there for us to use; for example: Psalm 119:73 "Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments."
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 14:11 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. Paul was being very clear about tongues, if a person could not understand the voice, then he that speaketh tongues is a BARARIAN. Wow, what does that profit. The Word of the Gospel is what we should be spreading to the unsaved.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    The unknown tongue is to give glory to the God above this earth. And to mess to the god of the this earth and below this earth. That also the Judge the above this earth who shall the. Earth because of it sin that truly the judge above this earth. Amen to that
  • BSP
    Verse 9: We should give attention to the fluency of our speech. If we do not speak clearly, our message may be confused or will not come across clearly at all.
  • Ray321
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. If we use God Words the way He wants us to, it will be approved.
  • BSP
    Verse 25: People should be able to see that God is really with true Christians by their words and actions. Those who have God's approval will display godly qualities.

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