This is just a little ‘did you know’ informational post on the subject of speaking in tongues, shared as some food for thought.

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So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said.

With the emphasis and push for speaking in tongues in Pentecostal churches, my personal experience is that rarely was it pointed out, if ever, something which Paul told those who spoke in tongues to do. Do you know what it is?

I Corinthians 14:13 shows that Paul instructed those who speak in tongues to pray that they would also be able to interpret those tongues.

Surprised? When was the last time you heard a Pentecostal preacher teach that if you speak in tongues you should pray to be able to interpret? It is interesting how little this is taught and emphasized. Paul wanted the entire group of believers to be edified when they gathered together.

Have you followed Paul’s admonition?

  • Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. NASB
  • For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. NIV
  • Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. KJV
  • So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said. NLT