Bible verses about "tongues" | Murdock

Mark 16:17

17 And these signs shall attend them that believe: In my name, they will cast out demons; and in new tongues will they speak.

1 Corinthians 13:8

8 Love will never cease. But prophesyings will end; and tongues will be silent; and knowledge will vanish.

1 Corinthians 12:10

10 and to another, miracles: and to another, prophecy: and to another, the discerning of spirits: and to another, divers kinds of tongues: and to another, the interpretation of tongues.

Acts 10:46

46 For they heard them speak with diverse tongues, and magnify God.

1 Corinthians 12:28

28 For God hath placed in his church, first, legates; after them, prophets; after them, teachers; after them, workers of miracles; after them, the gifts of healing, and helpers, and leaders, and various kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:27

27 And if any speak in a tongue, let two speak or at most, three; and let them speak one by one; and let some one interpret.

Acts 2:1-47

1 And when the days of pentecost were fully come, while they were all assembled together, 2 suddenly there was a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind; and the whole house where they were sitting was filled with it. 3 And there appeared to them tongues, which were divided like flame; and they rested upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in diverse languages, as the Spirit gave them to speak. 5 Now there were resident at Jerusalem persons who feared God, Jews from all the nations under heaven. 6 And when that sound occurred, all the people collected together; and they were agitated, because they every one heard them speaking in their own languages. 7 And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: All these who speak behold, are they not Galileans? 8 And how do we hear, each his own language, in which we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those dwelling between the rivers, Jews and Cappadocians, and those from the region of Pontus and of Asia, 10 and those from the region of Phrygia, and of Pamphylia, and of Egypt, and of the parts of Lybia near Cyrene, and those who have come from Rome, Jews and proselytes; 11 and those from Crete, and Arabians. Lo, we hear them speak in our own languages the wonders of God. 12 And they all wondered and were astonished, saying one to another: From whom is this thing? 13 Others however ridiculed them, saying: They have drunken new wine, and are intoxicated. 14 And afterwards Simon Cephas rose up, with the eleven legates, and elevated his voice, and said to them: Men, Jews, and all ye that reside at Jerusalem; be this known to you, and hearken ye to my words. 15 For these are not intoxicated, as ye suppose: for lo, it is yet but the third hour. 16 But this is what was spoken by Joel the prophet: 17 It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I will pour my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons shall prophesy, and your daughters and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And upon: my servants and my handmaids will I pour my Spirit, in those days, and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will give signs in heaven, and prodigies on earth, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 20 And the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and fearful day of the Lord come. 21 And it shall be, that whoever will call on the name of the Lord, shall live. 22 Men, sons of Israel, hear ye these words: Jesus the Nazarean, a man made manifest among you by God, by those deeds of power and prodigies which God wrought among you by his hand, as ye yourselves know; 23 him, being hereto appointed by the prescience and the good pleasure of God, ye have delivered into the hands of the wicked; and have crucified and slain. 24 But God hath resuscitated him, and hath loosed the cords of the grave; because it could not be, that he should be held in the grave. 25 For David said of him: I foresaw my Lord at all times; for he is on my right hand, so that I shall not be moved. 26 Therefore my heart doth rejoice, and my glory exult, and also my body shall abide in hope. 27 For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave, nor wilt thou give thy pious one to see corruption. 28 Thou hast revealed to me the path of life; thou wilt fill me with joy with thy presence. 29 Men, brethren, I may speak to you explicitly of the patriarch David, that he died, and also was buried; and his sepulchre is with us to this day. 30 For he was a prophet, and he knew, that God had sworn to him by an oath: Of the fruit of thy bowels, I will seat one on thy throne. 31 And he foresaw, and spoke of the resurrection of Messiah, that he was not left in the grave, neither did his body see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God resuscitated; and we all are his witnesses. 33 And he it is, who is exalted by the right hand of God, and hath received from the Father a promise respecting the Holy Spirit, and hath sent this gift which, lo, ye see and hear. 34 For David hath not ascended into heaven; because he himself said: The Lord said to my Lord, seat thyself at my right hand, 35 until I shall place thy enemies a footstool to thy feet. 36 Therefore, let all the house of Israel know, assuredly, that God hath made that Jesus whom ye crucified, to be Lord and Messiah. 37 And when they heard these things, they were agitated in their heart; and they said to Simon and to the rest of the legates: Brethren, what shall we do? 38 Simon said to them: Repent, and be baptized every one of you, in the name of the Lord Jesus, for the remission of sins; so that ye may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all those afar off whom God will call. 40 And in many other words he testified to them, and entreated of them, saying: Live ye from this perverse generation. 41 And some of them readily received his discourse, and believed, and were baptized. And there were added, on that day, about three thousand souls. 42 And they persevered in the doctrine of the legates; and were associated together in prayer, and in breaking the eucharist. 43 And fear was on every mind: and many signs and prodigies were wrought by the hand of the legates in Jerusalem. 44 And all they who believed, were together; and whatever belonged to them, was of the community. 45 And they who had a possession, sold it, and divided to each one as he had need. 46 And they continued daily in the temple, with one soul: and at home, they broke bread and took food rejoicing, and in the simplicity of their heart. 47 And they praised God, and had favor with all the people. And our Lord added daily to the assembly those who became alive.

1 Corinthians 14:39

39 Wherefore, my brethren, be emulous of prophesying: and to speak with tongues, prohibit not.

1 Corinthians 14:2

2 For he that speaketh in a tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no one understandeth what is said; yet in the spirit, he speaketh a mystery.

1 Corinthians 14:1-40

1 Follow after love; and be emulous of the gifts of the Spirit, and especially, that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in a tongue, speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no one understandeth what is said; yet in the spirit, he speaketh a mystery. 3 But he that prophesieth, speaketh unto men, for edification, and exhortation, and consolation. 4 He that speaketh in a tongue, edifieth himself: and he that prophesieth, edifieth the church. 5 Now I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied; for greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh in a tongue, unless he interpret; and if he interpret, he edifieth the church. 6 And now, my brethren, if I should come among you, and speak to you in tongues, what should I profit you; unless I should speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophecy, or by doctrine? 7 For even inanimate things that emit sound, whether pipe or harp, if they make no distinction between one sound and another, how will it be known, what is sung or what is harped? 8 And if the trumpet shall give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle? 9 So likewise if ye utter a discourse in a tongue, and there is no interpretation given, how will it be known what ye have said? Ye will have been as if ye spoke into the air. 10 For lo, there are many kinds of tongues in the world; and there is not one of them without meaning. 11 But if I do not know the import of the sound, I shall be a barbarian to him that speaketh, and the speaker will be a barbarian to me. 12 So also ye, since ye are emulous of the gifts of the Spirit for the edification of the church, seek ye to excel. 13 And let him that speaketh in a tongue, pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I should pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is without fruits. 15 What then shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, and will pray with my understanding; and I will sing with my spirit, and will sing with my understanding. 16 Otherwise, if thou blessest in the spirit, how shall he that filleth the place of one unlearned, say Amen, on thy giving thanks; for he knoweth not what thou sayest? 17 Thou blessest, indeed, very well; but thy neighbor is not edified. 18 I thank God, that I speak with tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church, I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others, than a myriad of words in a tongue. 20 My brethren, be ye not children in your thoughts; but to evil things be ye infants; and in your thoughts be men. 21 In the law it is written, With a foreign speech, and in another tongue, will I speak with this people; and even so also they will not hearken to me, saith the Lord. 22 Wherefore, tongues are established for a sign, not to the believers, but to them that believe not. But prophesyings are not for those who believe not, but for them that believe. 23 If therefore the whole church assemble, and they all speak with tongues, and there come in unlearned persons, or such as believe not, will they not say: These people are crazy? 24 But if ye should be all prophesying, and one unlearned or an unbeliever should come among you, he is explored by you all, and rebuked by you all; 25 and the secrets of his heart are laid open to him: and so he will fall upon his face, and will worship God, and say: Verily, God is in you. 26 I therefore say to you my brethren, that when ye assemble, whoever of you hath a psalm, let him speak; and whoever hath a doctrine, and whoever hath a revelation, and whoever hath a tongue, and whoever hath an interpretation. Let them all be for edification. 27 And if any speak in a tongue, let two speak or at most, three; and let them speak one by one; and let some one interpret. 28 And if there is none to interpret, let him that speaketh in a tongue, be silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 And as to prophets, let two or three speak, and let the rest judge. 30 And if to another sitting by, there should be a revelation, let the first stop speaking. 31 For ye can all prophesy, one by one; so that every one may learn, and every one be comforted. 32 For the spirit of the prophets is subject to the prophets. 33 Because, God is not the author of tumult, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 34 Let your women be silent in the church: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be in subjection, as also the law saith. 35 And if they wish to be informed on any subject, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is unbecoming for women to speak in the church. 36 What! was it from you that the word of God came forth? Or did it reach only to you? 37 And if any one among you thinketh that he is a prophet, or that he is spiritual, let him recognize the things which I write to you, as being the precepts of our Lord. 38 But if any one be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, my brethren, be emulous of prophesying: and to speak with tongues, prohibit not. 40 But let every thing be done with decency and regularity.

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