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1 Corinthians 14:9-11 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)

If you say words that people cannot understand, they will not know what you say. You talk for nothing!

10 There are no doubt many different languages in the world. And every one of them has a meaning.

11 But if a person talks in a language and I do not know the meaning of it, I will be like a stranger to him and he will be like a stranger to me.

1 Corinthians 14:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

So it is with you. Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? You will just be speaking into the air. 10 Undoubtedly there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning. 11 If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker is a foreigner to me.

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