“If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:27 By two or three at most - Let not above two or three speak at one meeting. And that by course - That is, one after another. And let one interpret - Either himself, #1Cor 14:13|; or, if he have not the gift, some other, into the vulgar tongue. It seems, the gift of tongues was an instantaneous knowledge of a tongue till then unknown, which he that received it could afterwards speak when he thought fit, without any new miracle.
1Co 14:27 If any man speak in an [unknown] language. He must speak by two, or at the most three, two, or at the most three sentences by course, in succession. Most commentators refer "two" or "three" to persons speaking. I follow Macknight. See PNT "1Co 14:29. And let one interpret. And another, who has the gift of interpretation, must interpret. See 1Co 12:10.