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1 Corinthians 14:28

    1 Corinthians 14:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if there is no one to give the sense, let him keep quiet in the church; and let his words be to himself and to God.

    Webster's Revision

    but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    World English Bible

    But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

    Definitions for 1 Corinthians 14:28

    Church - Assembly of "called out" ones.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:28

    But if there be no interpreter - If there be none present who can give the proper sense of this Hebrew reading and speaking, then let him keep silence, and not occupy the time of the Church, by speaking in a language which only himself can understand.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 14:28

    But if there be no interpreter - If there be no one present who has the gift of interpretation.

    And let him speak to himself and to God - See the note at 1 Corinthians 14:2, note at 1 Corinthians 14:4. Let him commune with himself, and with God; let him meditate on the truths which are revealed to him, and let him in secret express his desires to God.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 14:28

    14:28 Let him speak - That tongue, if he find it profitable to himself in his private devotions.