What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
All this time you have been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ; and all for your upbuilding, beloved.
For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.
If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;
But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.