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They Say "'Tongues' Are Always 'Known' Languages"

Why are people thinking that when someone speaks in tongues it should be "intelligible" to those hearing?

Are You Interpreting the Scriptures Correctly?

Uh oh!!! "Tongues are always 'known' languages." Let's see if that is true, shall we? In 1 Corinthians 14:, Paul quotes from Isaiah 28:11-12, saying, "With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord." The Greek word for "other tongues" is "heteroglóssos," and means"speaking another language; subst: one who speaks another language." Thayer's Greek Lexicon also adds "one who speaks what is utterly strange and unintelligible to others unless interpreted." The Greek word "heteros" means "another, a second, other, different." But taking it a step further, HELPS Word-studies gives us a little bit more insight by letting us know that it means "another of a DIFFERENT kind" in contrast to the Greek word 243/állos ("another of the SAME kind"). 2087/héteros ("another of a different quality") emphasizes it is qualitatively different from its counterpart (comparison). It is important to understand the contrast between the words heteros and allos. It is with understanding this distinction, that we know that the Pharaoh that arose after Joseph died wasn't in Egyptian. Stephen lets us know that "there arose another king who knew not Joseph..." The Greek words for "another king" are "basileius heteros," which means "another of a DIFFERENT kind,"--- hence, not Egyptian. Moving on... In Mark 16:17, Jesus, said "these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with NEW tongues;" The word "new" here, in the Greek, is the word "KAINOS" which means "fresh, new, unused, novel." Now, before we GO ANY FURTHER, something fresh, new, and unused is not KNOWN. Moving on... The HELPS Word-studies says: properly, new in quality (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity – because "not found exactly like this before." This is contrasted the Greek word "Neos," which means "young, youthful, new, fresh," (HELPS Word-studies says "new on the scene") and is the word used in Matthew 9:17 concerning new wine. In fact, BOTH the words "kainos" and "neos" are used in that verse, and gives us some great revelation. Let's read: "Neither do men put new [NEOS] wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new [NEOS] wine into new [KAINOS] bottles, bottles, and both are preserved." Matthew 9:17 This is Jesus giving the listener/reader a hint as to our born again experience. The KAINOS "new" bottles are bottles that were NEVER USED before. That's our NEW regenerated, reborn spirit. And this is also made know in 2 Corinthians 5:17, which says "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new [KAINOS] creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new [KAINOS]." Now, what does all this have to do with whether or not tongues are known languages or not? Well, given the Greek words that are used for other tongues [HETEROGLOSSOS], which means another of a DIFFERENT KIND, and the NEW [KAINOS] tongues that Jesus said would be spoken by them that believe, the fact that these are not the same kind, are innovative, that is FRESH and UNUSED, then that means these CAN'T be all KNOWN languages. Surely, SOME of them may indeed be, but CLEARLY not all of them are. The Royal Priest

The Prince of New Israel, Kingdom of God

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"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

~The Royal Priest of 2304, The Truth Man

(3PJ) Prince, Priest, Prophet, & Judge of the Highest Court of The Most High God, The Sovereign and Eternal King, The Lord Yeshua, and The Ruach HaKodesh

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