1 Follow (then) after love, and be emulous of the gifts of the Spirit, but especially that you may prophesy.
2 For whoever speaketh in a tongue speaketh not to men but to Aloha; for man heareth nothing that he speaketh but in the Spirit he speaketh mysteries.
3 But he who prophesieth speaketh to men, edification and encouragement and consolation.
4 He who speaketh in a tongue himself edifieth, and he who prophesieth the church edifieth.
5 But I would that all of you could speak with tongues, but especially that you could prophesy. For greater is he who prophesieth than he who speaketh with tongues, unless he interpret. But if he interpret, he edifieth the church.
6 And now, my brethren, if I come to you and speak with you in tongues, what do I profit you, unless I speak with you, or by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophecy, or by doctrine?
7 For those also which have no life in them, and give voice, whether pipe or harp, if distinction be not made between a tone and its fellow, how can it be known what is sung, or what is played?
8 And if the trumpet call a voice which is not distinguished, who will prepare for the battle?
9 So you also, if you speak the word in a tongue, and there be no interpretation, how will it be known what you say? Will you not be as if speaking with the air?
10 For, behold, there are many kinds of tongues in the world, and not one of them hath not signification;
11 but if I do not know the power of the voice, I become as a barbarian to him who speaks, and he also who speaks is a barbarian to me.
12 So also you, while you are emulous of the gifts of the Spirit for the edification of the church, seek that you may excel.
13 And let him who speaketh with tongues pray that he may interpret.
14 For if I am praying in a tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my mind is without fruit.
15 What shall I do then? I will pray with my spirit, and I will pray with my mind; and I will sing with my spirit, and I will sing with my mind.
16 Otherwise, if thou bless with the spirit, how shall he who filleth the place of the unlearned say Amen to thy thanksgiving? for he knoweth not what thou sayest.
17 For thou blessest well, but thy neighbour is not edified.
18 I praise Aloha that more than all of you I speak with tongues;
19 but in the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, that others also may learn, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
20 MY brethren, be not children in your minds, but in evils be you babes, and in your minds be perfect.
21 In the law it is written, In a strange language and in another tongue Will I speak with this people; Yet so will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
22 Hence, tongues are appointed for a sign, not to the believing, but to those who believe not: but prophecy, not for those who believe not, but for those who believe.
23 If then all the church be assembled, and all of you speak with tongues, and the ignorant, or those who believe not enter, will they not say you are insane?
24 And if all should prophesy, and there come in to you the ignorant, or of those who believe not, he is convicted by you all, and reproved by you all;
25 and the secrets of his heart are revealed; and then will he fall upon his face and worship Aloha, and say, Truly Aloha is in you.
26 I say then, my brethren, that when you are assembled, if any one of you hath a psalm, let him speak; and (so too) he who hath doctrine, and he who hath a revelation, and he who hath a tongue, and he who hath the interpretation: let all be done unto edification.
27 And if with a tongue any one speak, two shall speak, or at most three, and each shall (separately) speak, and one interpret.
28 And if there be no one who interpreteth, let him who speaketh with a tongue be silent in the church, and between himself and Aloha let him speak.
29 Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the rest discern.
30 And if to another be revealed while sitting, let the first be silent.
31 For one by one you can all prophesy, that each may learn, and each be edified.
32 For the spirit of the prophets to the prophets is subject.
33 Because Aloha is not of tumult, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
34 LET your women in the church be silent; for it is not permitted to them to speak, but to be subject, as also saith the law.
35 But if any wish to learn, in their houses let them ask their husbands; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in the church.
36 Was it from you that the word of Aloha went forth? Or did it come only to you?
37 But if any man of you think that he is a prophet, or that he is spiritual, let him acknowledge these which I write to you to be the commandments of our Lord.
38 But if any man know not, let him not know.
39 Be emulous, therefore, my brethren, to prophesy, and to speak with tongues forbid not;
40 but let every thing be done with decency and in order.