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1 Corinthians 14:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore, let him that speaketh in an [unknown] language, pray that he may interpret.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Wherefore let him that speaks with a tongue pray that he may interpret.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore, he that speaketh with a tongue, let him pray that he may translate;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— wherefore he who is speaking in an [unknown] tongue—let him pray that he may interpret;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And therefore he that speaketh by a tongue, let him pray that he may interpret.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [vnknowen] tongue, pray that he may interprete.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And let him who speaketh with tongues pray that he may interpret.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And let him that speaketh in a tongue, pray that he may interpret.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore 1355
{1355} Prime
διόπερ
dioper
{dee-op'-er}
From G1352 and G4007; on which very account.
let him that speaketh 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
in an [unknown] tongue 1100
{1100} Prime
γλῶσσα
glossa
{gloce-sah'}
Of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication a language (specifically one naturally unacquired).
pray 4336
{4336} Prime
προσεύχομαι
proseuchomai
{pros-yoo'-khom-ahee}
From G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
he may interpret. 1329
{1329} Prime
διερμηνεύω
diermeneuo
{dee-er-main-yoo'-o}
From G1223 and G2059; to explain thoroughly; by implication to translate.
z5725
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 14:13

_ _ Explain, “Let him who speaketh with a tongue [unknown] in his prayer (or, when praying) strive that he may interpret” [Alford]. This explanation of “pray” is needed by its logical connection with “prayer in an unknown tongue” (1 Corinthians 14:14). Though his words be unintelligible to his hearers, let him in them pray that he may obtain the gift of interpreting, which will make them “edifying” to “the church” (1 Corinthians 14:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:6-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 14:13

That he may be able to interpret — Which was a distinct gift.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 14:13

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

(h) Pray for the gift of interpretation.

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pray:

1 Corinthians 14:27-28 If any man speak in an [unknown] tongue, [let it be] by two, or at the most [by] three, and [that] by course; and let one interpret. ... But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.
1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
1 Corinthians 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].
John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. ... If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it].
Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Acts 4:29-31 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, ... And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Acts 8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
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Mk 11:24. Jn 14:13. Ac 1:14; 4:29; 8:15. 1Co 12:10, 30; 14:27.

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