1 Corinthians 14:40

“Let all things be done decently and in order.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let all things be done decently, and in order.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let all things be done decently and in order.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let all things be done in the right and ordered way.
- Basic English Bible

But let all things be done comelily and with order.
- Darby Bible

Let all things be done decently, and in order.
- Webster's Bible

only let everything be done in a becoming and orderly manner.
- Weymouth Bible

Let all things be done decently and in order.
- World English Bible

But be alle thingis don onestli, and bi due ordre in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

let all things be done decently and in order.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:40


14:40 Decently - By every individual. In order - By the whole church.


Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14:40

  • Sin, iniquity, corruption, these words are synonymous with disorder. God made everything good. All sin is the disorder of creation as God created it. I believe in what has been called the regulative principle of worship. This means all church activities are regulated by Gods Word and by commandment alone. Any failure to obey Gods own commandments concerning congregational worship, are sins, because they are outside of God 's order, His commandment. If tongues bring chaos and confusion, it has become sinful disorder. If music is for mans enjoyment, rather than Gods pleasure, it is sin. If it is not commanded in Scripture, it should be avoided. Plays, parties, concerts, worldliness.
  • Jeanica sampane for verse 40
    its teaching us that Our God is in Order...and the reason why we learned from the Bible that everything we do must be in Order especially inside the Church and during the Worship Service...God teaching us how to act in Order keeping our Respect our God the Father for He is our God the Father...King of all Kings...Lord of Lords which is Worthy to be Praised
  • This verse makes us think how God feels about order and arrangement. Disorder is the exact opposite of God.
  • James gradnigo for verse 40
    What do you say to people that are ALWAYS late for church?

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