1 Corinthians 14:38

“But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any man bee ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if anyone does not recognize {this,} he is not recognized.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if any man is without knowledge, let him be so.
- Basic English Bible

But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Darby Bible

But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Webster's Bible

But if any one is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
- World English Bible

And if ony man vnknowith, he schal be vnknowun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:38


14:38 Let him be ignorant - Be it at his own peril.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:38


1Co 14:38 If any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. If he will be ignorant and obstinate, let him remain so.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORIN 14:9 SO LIKEWISE YOU EXCEPT YOU UTTER BY THE TONGUE WORDS EASY TO BE UNDERSTOOD HOW SHALL IT BE KNOWN WHAT IS SPOKEN FOR YOU SHALL SPEAK INTO THE AIR 14:10 THERE ARE IT MAY BE SO MANY KINDS OF VOICES IN THE WORLD AND NONE OF THEM IS WITHOUT SIGNIFICATION 14:11 THEREFORE IF I KNOW NOT THE MEANING OF THE VOICE I SHALL BE UNTO HIM THAT SPEAKETH A BARBARIAN........
  • Irene123
    V. 3 - " ..... speaketh unto men to edification ..... " That - is witnessing; the O.T. prophets were witnessing. They prayed for guidance on what to say - just as we are to do today, and not to witness on our own without His spirit in us to guide us to someone who is hungering for 'something' - they may not know what. God is so real and He will help us in any area we need help, if we PRAY.
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  • BSP
    Verse 40 shows that things in the congregation should be organized and properly arranged. This calls for direction and cooperation within the congregation.
  • Jozabad
    believers need to become mature in understanding Gods word because its the only solution that can end confusion and conflicts in the church today

  • Wayne
    There is no condemnation to them who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.

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