Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Two or three prophets should speak, and others should weigh carefully what is said.

New American Standard Bible

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

King James Version

Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

Holman Bible

Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should evaluate.

A Conservative Version

And let two or three prophets speak, and let the other men pass judgment.

American Standard Version

And let the prophets speak by two or three, and let the others discern.

Amplified

So let two or three prophets speak [those inspired to preach or teach], while the rest pay attention and weigh and discern what is said.

An Understandable Version

And [only] two or three prophets should speak [in one meeting], and [then] other people should determine the significance [of their messages].

Anderson New Testament

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge:

Bible in Basic English

And let the prophets give their words, but not more than two or three, and let the others be judges of what they say.

Common New Testament

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.

Daniel Mace New Testament

of the prophets let but two or three speak by turns, and let the others deliberate.

Darby Translation

And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

Godbey New Testament

But let two or three prophets speak, and let the others give audience;

Goodspeed New Testament

And let two or three who are inspired to preach speak, while the rest weigh what is said;

John Wesley New Testament

Let two or three of the prophets speak, and let the rest judge. But if any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

Julia Smith Translation

And let the prophets speak two or three, and let others decide.

King James 2000

Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let two or three prophets speak, and the others evaluate.

Modern King James verseion

And if there are two or three prophets, let them speak, and let the others judge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let the prophets speak two at once, or three at once, and let others judge.

Moffatt New Testament

Let only two or three prophets speak, while the rest exercise their judgment upon what is said.

Montgomery New Testament

Let the prophets speak by two or three, and let the others exercise their judgment.

NET Bible

Two or three prophets should speak and the others should evaluate what is said.

New Heart English Bible

Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.

Noyes New Testament

And of the prophets let two or three speak, and let the others judge;

Sawyer New Testament

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the rest judge;

The Emphasized Bible

Prophets, moreover, let two or three speak, and let, the others, judge.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let the prophets two or three speak, and let the others judge.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Of preachers two or three should speak, and the rest should weigh well what is said.

Webster

Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

Weymouth New Testament

But if there are Prophets, let two or three speak and let the rest judge.

Williams New Testament

Let two or three prophets speak, and the rest consider carefully what is said;

World English Bible

Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.

Worrell New Testament

And let the prophets, two or three, speak, and the others judge.

Worsley New Testament

And let but two or three of the prophets speak, and the others judge.

Youngs Literal Translation

And prophets -- let two or three speak, and let the others discern,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the prophets
προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

two
δύο 
Duo 
two, twain, both, two and two
Usage: 92

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

τρεῖς τρία 
Treis 
Usage: 51

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

let
διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

the other
ἄλλος 
Allos 
Usage: 119

References

Context Readings

Specific Instructions For Orderly Worship Services

28 If an interpreter is not present, the speaker should remain silent in the church and speak to himself and God. 29 Two or three prophets should speak, and others should weigh carefully what is said. 30 If a revelation is made to another person who is seated, the first person should be silent.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:10

to another miraculous results; to another prophecy; to another the ability to distinguish between spirits; to another various kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages.

1 Corinthians 14:39

Therefore, my brothers, desire the ability to prophesy, and do not prevent others from speaking in foreign languages.

1 Thessalonians 5:19-21

Do not put out the Spirit's fire.

1 John 4:1-3

Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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