New Living Translation
For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don't understand what I am saying.
King James Bible
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Darby Bible Translation
For if I pray with a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
World English Bible
For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Young's Literal Translation
for if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit doth pray, and my understanding is unfruitful.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:14 If I pray in an unknown tongue - The apostle, as he did at 1Cor 14:6, transfers it to himself. My spirit prayeth - By the power of the Spirit I understand the words myself. But my understanding is unfruitful - The knowledge I have is no benefit to others.
LibraryThe Second Wall.
The second wall is even more tottering and weak: that they alone pretend to be considered masters of the Scriptures; although they learn nothing of them all their life, they assume authority, and juggle before us with impudent words, saying that the Pope cannot err in matters of faith, whether he be evil or good; albeit they cannot prove it by a single letter. That is why the canon law contains so many heretical and unchristian, nay, unnatural laws; but of these we need not speak now. For whereas …
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1 Corinthians 14:13
So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said.
1 Corinthians 14:15
Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.
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