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

  • Lu2677
    Irene 123, thanks for answering.
  • Irene123
    Lu2677 - I attend an Apostolic/Pentecostal ch.; the women obey "keeping silence" by not preaching/teaching men, i.e. having authority over them. We do shout, sing, vocally worship God, raise holy hands, during the worship service before the message is given. I dearly love that time of praise; it sets the mind to receive His message o us.
  • Lu2677
    I believe that Paul writes the commandments of the Lord. V.37. Do any of you here attend a church that tells women to be silent during times of learning during fellowship? Do any women here obey this commandment? V. 34.
  • Rodney
    I just wanted to say Amen. It is a blessing to understand the truth, to know who is the Amen. I hope that all who read this chapter will observe his commandments to do them. God bless you!
  • Wayne
    Galatians 3:28, For in Christ, there is neither male nor female for all are Christ's.


  • Steve morrow
    tashundra 1 Corinthians 14:34 let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law *****ROMANS 2:11 FOR THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS WITH GOD*****MATTHEW 24:35 HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY PHIL 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS THAT ARE JESUS CHRISTS

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