But [on the other hand], the one who prophesies [who interprets the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching] speaks to men for their upbuilding and constructive spiritual progress and encouragement and consolation.
But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation.
But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort.
But he who prophesies speaks to men edification and encouragement and comfort.
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
But the person who prophesies speaks [God's message] to people to build them up [spiritually], encourage them and comfort them.
But he that prophesies speaks to men so as to build them up, to exhort and comfort them.
But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.
But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their edification and encouragement and comfort.
but he that expounds, speaks to the edification, exhortation, and comfort of men.
But he that prophesies speaks to men in edification, and encouragement, and consolation.
but the one prophesying speaks to men edification, exhortation, and comfort.
But the inspired preacher does his fellow-men good and encourages and comforts them.
Whereas he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But he that prophesies speaks unto men for edification and exhortation and comfort.
And he prophesying speaks to men for building the house, and entreaty, and encouragement.
But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But the one who prophesies speaks to people edification and encouragement and consolation.
But he who prophesies speaks to men for building up, and exhortation, and comfort.
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men, to edifying, to exhortation, and to comfort.
On the other hand, he who prophesies addresses men in words that edify, encourage, and console them.
But he who prophesies addresses words to men that build up, encourage, and console.
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.
But he who prophesies speaks to men for their encouragement, strengthening, and comfort.
but he that prophesieth speaketh to men edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
but he that prophesies speaks to men to edification and exhortation and consolation.
But, be that prophesieth, unto men, doth speak - edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But he that prophesieth, addresseth men for edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
But he who preaches is speaking to his fellow men words that will build up faith, and give them comfort and encouragement.
But he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But he who prophesies speaks to men words of edification, encouragement and comfort.
But whoever prophesies is speaking to men for their upbuilding. encouragement, and comfort.
But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification and exhortation and comfort.
But he, that prophesieth, speaketh edification, and exhortation, and comfort to men.
and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort;
Word Count of 38 Translations in 1 Corinthians 14:3
2 For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding]. 3 But [on the other hand], the one who prophesies [who interprets the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching] speaks to men for their upbuilding and constructive spiritual progress and encouragement and consolation. 4 He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [ interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness].
So let us then definitely aim for and eagerly pursue what makes for harmony and for mutual upbuilding (edification and development) of one another.
So it is with yourselves; since you are so eager and ambitious to possess spiritual endowments and manifestations of the [Holy] Spirit, [concentrate on] striving to excel and to abound [in them] in ways that will build up the church.
He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [ interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness].
What then, brethren, is [the right course]? When you meet together, each one has a hymn, a teaching, a disclosure of special knowledge or information, an utterance in a [strange] tongue, or an interpretation of it. [But] let everything be constructive and edifying and for the good of all.
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may console and cheer and encourage and strengthen your hearts.
Till I come, devote yourself to [public and private] reading, to exhortation (preaching and personal appeals), and to teaching and instilling doctrine.
Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
He must hold fast to the sure and trustworthy Word of God as he was taught it, so that he may be able both to give stimulating instruction and encouragement in sound (wholesome) doctrine and to refute and convict those who contradict and oppose it [showing the wayward their error].
In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently [taking life seriously].
[Tell] bond servants to be submissive to their masters, to be pleasing and give satisfaction in every way. [Warn them] not to talk back or contradict,
But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [ make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit;
So with many other [various] appeals and admonitions he preached the good news (the Gospel) to the people.
After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders [of the worship] of the synagogue sent to them saying, Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation or consolation or encouragement for the people, say it.
Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
And Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God), urged and warned and consoled and encouraged the brethren with many words and strengthened them.
He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him do it in simplicity and liberality; he who gives aid and superintends, with zeal and singleness of mind; he who does acts of mercy, with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness.
Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually].
Now about food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].
All things are legitimate [permissible -- "and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life].
To be sure, you may give thanks well (nobly), but the bystander is not edified [it does him no good].
For in this way you can give testimony [prophesying and thus interpreting the divine will and purpose] one by one, so that all may be instructed and all may be stimulated and encouraged;
Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
So [instead of further rebuke, now] you should rather turn and [graciously] forgive and comfort and encourage [him], to keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive sorrow and despair.
His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church),
Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are faring and that he may comfort and cheer and encourage your hearts.
For our appeal [in preaching] does not [originate] from delusion or error or impure purpose or motive, nor in fraud or deceit.
For you know how, as a father [dealing with] his children, we used to exhort each of you personally, stimulating and encouraging and charging you
And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's servant in [spreading] the good news (the Gospel) of Christ, to strengthen and establish and to exhort and comfort and encourage you in your faith,
Furthermore, brethren, we beg and admonish you in [virtue of our union with] the Lord Jesus, that [you follow the instructions which] you learned from us about how you ought to walk so as to please and gratify God, as indeed you are doing, [and] that you do so even more and more abundantly [attaining yet greater perfection in living this life].
Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.
Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
Now we charge and exhort such persons [as ministers in Him exhorting those] in the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) that they work in quietness and earn their own food and other necessities.
Nor to give importance to or occupy themselves with legends (fables, myths) and endless genealogies, which foster and promote useless speculations and questionings rather than acceptance in faith of God's administration and the divine training that is in faith ( in that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) -- "
Let those who have believing masters not be disrespectful or scornful [to them] on the grounds that they are brothers [in Christ]; rather, they should serve [them all the better] because those who benefit by their kindly service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these duties.
Tell [them all] these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you [conduct yourself and your teaching so as to command respect].
But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].
Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
I call on you, brethren, to listen patiently and bear with this message of exhortation and admonition and encouragement, for I have written to you briefly.
By Silvanus, a true (loyal, consistent, incorruptible) brother, as I consider him, I have written briefly to you, to counsel and urge and stimulate [you] and to declare [to you] that this is the true [account of the] grace (the undeserved favor) of God. Be steadfast and persevere in it.
So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified [growing in wisdom, virtue, and piety] and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied.