1 Corinthians 14:27

“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)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 14:27

If any man speake in an vnknowen tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course, and let one interprete.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If anyone speaks in a tongue, {it should be} by two or at the most three, and {each} in turn, and one must interpret;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man speaketh in a tongue, `let it be' by two, or at the most three, and `that' in turn; and let one interpret:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If any man makes use of a tongue, let it not be more than two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let someone give the sense:
- Basic English Bible

If any one speak with a tongue, [let it be] two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret;
- Darby Bible

If any man speaketh in an unknown language, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
- Webster's Bible

If there is speaking in an unknown tongue, only two or at the most three should speak, and they should do so one at a time, and one should interpret;
- Weymouth Bible

If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.
- World English Bible

Whether a man spekith in tunge, bi twei men, ethir thre at the moste, and bi partis, that oon interprete.
- Wycliffe Bible

if an [unknown] tongue any one do speak, by two, or at the most, by three, and in turn, and let one interpret;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 14:27

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:27


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:27


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.

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