Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

King James Version

Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

Holman Bible

Therefore the person who speaks in [another] language should pray that he can interpret.

International Standard Version

Therefore, the person who speaks in a foreign language should pray for the ability to interpret it.

A Conservative Version

Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

American Standard Version

Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

Amplified

Therefore, the person who speaks in an [unknown] tongue should pray [for the power] to interpret and explain what he says.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, the person who speaks in a language [supernaturally] should pray [i.e., in advance] for the ability to interpret it [as well].

Anderson New Testament

For which reason, let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, let the man who has the power of using tongues make request that he may, at the same time, be able to give the sense.

Common New Testament

Therefore, he who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret.

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray for the gift of interpretation.

Darby Translation

Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore let the one speaking with a tongue, pray that one may interpret.

Goodspeed New Testament

Therefore, the man who can speak ecstatically should pray for the power to explain what he says.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore he speaking in a tongue, let, him pray that he might interpret.

King James 2000

Therefore let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore the one who speaks in a tongue must pray that he may interpret.

Modern King James verseion

So then he speaking in a language, let him pray that he may interpret.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, let him that speaketh with tongues, pray: that he may interpret also.

Moffatt New Testament

Thus a man who speaks in a 'tongue' must pray for the gift of interpreting it.

Montgomery New Testament

So let him who speaks with tongues pray that he may interpret.

NET Bible

So then, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret.

Sawyer New Testament

Let him therefore that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret,

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, he that speaketh with a tongue, let him pray that he may translate;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore let him who speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret also.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore let him who, when speaking, uses the gift of 'tongues' pray for ability to interpret them.

Webster

Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an unknown language, pray that he may interpret.

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore let a man who has the gift of tongues pray for the power of interpreting them.

Williams New Testament

Therefore, the man who speaks in ecstasy must pray for power to explain what he says.

World English Bible

Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret.

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, let him that speaks in a tongue, pray that he may interpret.

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore let him, that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret.

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore he who is speaking in an unknown tongue -- let him pray that he may interpret;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διόπερ 
Dioper 
Usage: 3


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

in an
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

12 So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. 13 Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.


Cross References

Mark 11:24

"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

John 14:13-14

"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Acts 1:14

These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Acts 4:29-31

"And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,

Acts 8:15

who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:30

All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?

1 Corinthians 14:27-28

If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;

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