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73 Bible Verses about Speaking in Tongues

Here are 73 Bible verses about speaking in tongues from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 Corinthians 14:27-28 KJV

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

1 Corinthians 1:5 KJV

That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

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Acts 2:4 KJV

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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Acts 19:1-7 KJV

And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve.

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Acts 2:1-4 KJV

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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Mark 16:15-17 KJV

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

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1 Corinthians 12:9-10 KJV

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

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1 Corinthians 14:33-34 KJV

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

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Acts 19:6 KJV

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

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1 Corinthians 14:2 KJV

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

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1 Corinthians 12:27-31 KJV

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

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1 Corinthians 13:8 KJV

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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1 Corinthians 14:23 KJV

If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

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Acts 2:6-9 KJV

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

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1 Corinthians 14:2-28 KJV

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped…

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1 Corinthians 12:7 KJV

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

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1 Corinthians 14:39-40 KJV

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.

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1 Corinthians 12:11 KJV

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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1 Corinthians 12:28 KJV

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

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1 Corinthians 12:30 KJV

Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

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1 Corinthians 14:19 KJV

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

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Acts 2:6 KJV

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

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1 Corinthians 13:1 KJV

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

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Genesis 11:1 KJV

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

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1 Corinthians 14:13 KJV

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

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Genesis 11:6-7 KJV

And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

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1 Corinthians 14:27 KJV

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

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1 Corinthians 14:1 KJV

Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

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Acts 2:11 KJV

Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

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1 Corinthians 14:22 KJV

Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

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Acts 10:44-46 KJV

While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

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1 Corinthians 14:14 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 14:18 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 14:4 KJV

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

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Romans 8:26 KJV

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

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Acts 11:15 KJV

And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

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Acts 2:3 KJV

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

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Acts 2:8 KJV

And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

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Isaiah 28:11 KJV

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

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Jude 20 KJV

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

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Ephesians 5:18 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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1 Corinthians 14:5 KJV

I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

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Acts 19:2 KJV

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

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1 Corinthians 14:26 KJV

How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

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Hebrews 2:3-4 KJV

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

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1 Corinthians 12:31 KJV

But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

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Acts 2:7 KJV

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

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Acts 4:31 KJV

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

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1 Corinthians 1:22 KJV

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

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Ephesians 4:11 KJV

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

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Acts 2:38 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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2 Corinthians 12:12 KJV

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

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Luke 24:49 KJV

And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

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1 Timothy 4:1 KJV

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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Deuteronomy 28:49 KJV

The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

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John 16:13-15 KJV

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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1 Corinthians 14:12 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 13:9 KJV

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

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1 Corinthians 12:13 KJV

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

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1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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Acts 1:19 KJV

And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

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Ephesians 6:18 KJV

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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James 3:1-9 KJV

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire…

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1 Corinthians 14:7 KJV

And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

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1 Corinthians 14:16 KJV

Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

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1 Corinthians 14:3 KJV

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

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Acts 8:14-18 KJV

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

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Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

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Isaiah 8:20 KJV

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

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1 Corinthians 14:20 KJV

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

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