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 14:15

  • Albert Creisstoff for verse 15
    Lets pray in tongues in conjunction with prayer in our mind this will be fruitful,powerful and loving
  • This is great for having a loved one that needs prayer i can think of she or he in my mind and pray for them in my prayer tongue without miss straight into the Throne room
  • Jonathan for verse 15
    Paul speaks of understanding.... this is to me the core ... If as a Christian I sing in the spirit... the unsaved will be sure that I am nuts....

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