1 Corinthians 14:18
New International Version
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

New Living Translation
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than any of you.

English Standard Version
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

Berean Study Bible
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

Berean Literal Bible
I thank God, speaking in tongues more than all of you.

King James Bible
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

New King James Version
I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;

New American Standard Bible
I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;

NASB 1995
I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;

NASB 1977
I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;

Amplified Bible
I thank God that I speak in [unknown] tongues more than all of you;

Christian Standard Bible
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I thank God that I speak in other languages more than all of you;

American Standard Version
I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I thank God that I am speaking in languages more than all of you,

Contemporary English Version
I thank God that I speak unknown languages more than any of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I thank my God I speak with all your tongues.

English Revised Version
I thank God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

Good News Translation
I thank God that I speak in strange tongues much more than any of you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thank God that I speak in other languages more than any of you.

International Standard Version
I thank God that I speak in foreign languages more than all of you.

Literal Standard Version
I give thanks to my God—more than you all with tongues speaking—

NET Bible
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you,

New Heart English Bible
I thank God I speak in tongues more than you all.

Weymouth New Testament
I speak in a tongue, thank God, more than all of you;

World English Bible
I thank my God, I speak with other languages more than you all.

Young's Literal Translation
I give thanks to my God -- more than you all with tongues speaking --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Prophecy and Tongues
17You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other one is not edified. 18I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19But in the church, I would rather speak five coherent words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:2
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries in the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:4
The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
I wish that all of you could speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may be edified.

1 Corinthians 14:17
You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other one is not edified.

1 Corinthians 14:19
But in the church, I would rather speak five coherent words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.


Treasury of Scripture

I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than you all:

1 Corinthians 1:4-6
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; …

1 Corinthians 4:7
For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?









(18, 19) I thank my God.--Here the Apostle resumes in the first person, coming back, after the parenthesis, to the continuation of his own desire and example. He does not undervalue that gift the misuse and exaggeration of which he is censuring; he possesses it himself in a remarkable degree; yet in the Church (i.e., in any assembly of Christians for prayer or instruction) he would prefer to speak five words with his mind rather than ten thousand with a tongue only; for the object of such assemblies is not private prayer or private ecstatic communion with God, but the edification of others. The word used for "teach" in this verse is literally our word catechise.

Verse 18. - I speak with tongues; rather, with a tongue. More than ye all. This is exactly what we should expect of the emotional, impassioned nature of St. Paul, who was so wholly under the influence of the Spirit of God. But it is clear from all that he has been saying that, while the personal and evidential value of this gift of yielding his whole being to the spiritual impulse, which expressed and relieved itself by inarticulate utterance, was such as to make him "thank God" that he possessed it, he must either have exercised it only in private gatherings or must have always accompanied it by interpretation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I thank
Εὐχαριστῶ (Eucharistō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2168: From eucharistos; to be grateful, i.e. to express gratitude; specially, to say grace at a meal.

God
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

that I speak
λαλῶ (lalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

in tongues
γλώσσαις (glōssais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1100: The tongue; by implication, a language.

more
μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

than all
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

of you.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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