But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.
Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.
He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.
How is it then, brethren? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Preach the word; be diligent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to refute the opposition.
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not talking back;
But you, beloved, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, You men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and strengthened them.
Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it in simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
For you verily give thanks well, but the other is not edified.
For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God.
So that instead you ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with too much sorrow.
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your state, and comfort your hearts;
As you know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,
And sent Timothy, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to encourage you concerning your faith:
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as you have received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more.
Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.
Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Neither give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which cause questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are believers and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
And I beseech you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
By Silas, a faithful brother unto you, as I regard, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.