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tween God and themselves; for the People, that do not
understand them, are not a whit the better for it.

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Io & II. There are, indeed, great Variety of Languages in the World, and each of them have their proper Signification. But for any two Strangers to converse together, and know nothing of one another's Meaning, is to talk Gibberish to no Purpose.

1o. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them are without fignification.

I 1. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a Barbarian,

and he that speaketh shall be a Barbarian unto me.

12. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel, to the edifying of the church.

Church's Benefit.

13. Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue, pray that he may interpret.

14. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

15. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will fing with the un

derstanding also.
16. Else when thou
shalt bless with the
spirit, how shall he
that occupieth the
room of the unlearn-
ed, say Amen at thy
giving of thanks, see-
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14: For to pray unintelligibly to others, may indeed be to exercise your Gift, and perform your own Devotion, but Nobody else can be the better for it.

I5. The Sum is this then. All publick Prayers, Preaching, and divine Hymns, composed by Inspiration, ought to be performed in a Language known or interpreted to the Congregation;

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