26 How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, rhas a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. sLet all things be done for 8edification. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and tlet the others judge. 30 But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, ulet the first keep silent. 31 For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged. 32 And vthe spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of 9confusion but of peace, was in all the churches of the saints.
34 xLet 1your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the ylaw also says. 35 And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.
36 Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? 37 zIf anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But 2if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
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