1 Corinthians 14:28

“But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if there be no interpreter, let him keepe silence in the Church, and let him speake to himselfe, and to God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if there is no one to give the sense, let him keep quiet in the church; and let his words be to himself and to God.
- Basic English Bible

but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in [the] assembly, and let him speak to himself and to God.
- Darby Bible

But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
- Webster's Bible

or if there is no interpreter, let the man with the gift be silent in the Church, speaking to himself and to God.
- Weymouth Bible

But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God.
- World English Bible

But if there be not an interpretour, be he stille in the chirche, and speke he to hym silf and to God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if there may be no interpreter, let him be silent in an assembly, and to himself let him speak, and to God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:28


14:28 Let him speak - That tongue, if he find it profitable to himself in his private devotions.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:28


1Co 14:28 But if there be no interpreter. In that case the rule, "Let all things be done to edifying" (1Co 14:26), will force the speaker in tongues to keep silence in the church. He may speak somewhere else, or in his soul, but not in the assembly of the saints.

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