Parallel Verses

King James 2000

But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

New American Standard Bible

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation.

International Standard Version

But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort.

A Conservative Version

But he who prophesies speaks to men edification and encouragement and comfort.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

But [on the other hand] the one who prophesies speaks to people for edification [to promote their spiritual growth] and [speaks words of] encouragement [to uphold and advise them concerning the matters of God] and [speaks words of] consolation [to compassionately comfort them].

An Understandable Version

But the person who prophesies speaks [God's message] to people to build them up [spiritually], encourage them and comfort them.

Anderson New Testament

But he that prophesies speaks to men so as to build them up, to exhort and comfort them.

Bible in Basic English

But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.

Common New Testament

But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their edification and encouragement and comfort.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but he that expounds, speaks to the edification, exhortation, and comfort of men.

Darby Translation

But he that prophesies speaks to men in edification, and encouragement, and consolation.

Godbey New Testament

but the one prophesying speaks to men edification, exhortation, and comfort.

Goodspeed New Testament

But the inspired preacher does his fellow-men good and encourages and comforts them.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

And he prophesying speaks to men for building the house, and entreaty, and encouragement.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the one who prophesies speaks to people edification and encouragement and consolation.

Modern King James verseion

But he who prophesies speaks to men for building up, and exhortation, and comfort.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

On the other hand, he who prophesies addresses men in words that edify, encourage, and console them.

Montgomery New Testament

But he who prophesies addresses words to men that build up, encourage, and console.

NET Bible

But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.

New Heart English Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men for their encouragement, strengthening, and comfort.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

but he that prophesies speaks to men to edification and exhortation and consolation.

The Emphasized Bible

But, be that prophesieth, unto men, doth speak - edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he that prophesieth, addresseth men for edification, and exhortation, and consolation.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But he who preaches is speaking to his fellow men words that will build up faith, and give them comfort and encouragement.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

But he who prophesies speaks to men words of edification, encouragement and comfort.

Williams New Testament

But whoever prophesies is speaking to men for their upbuilding. encouragement, and comfort.

World English Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.

Worrell New Testament

But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification and exhortation and comfort.

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort;

Interlinear

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

he that

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

προφητεύω 
Propheteuo 
Usage: 24

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

οἰκοδομή 
Oikodome 
Usage: 17

and



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

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

References

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

2 For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God: for no man understands him; but in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.


Cross References

Romans 14:19

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.

1 Corinthians 14:12

Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.

1 Corinthians 14:4-5

He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:26

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.

Ephesians 6:22

Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

1 Timothy 4:13

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the word; be diligent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Titus 1:9

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.

Titus 2:6

Young men likewise exhort to be sensible.

Titus 2:9

Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not talking back;

Jude 1:20

But you, beloved, building up yourselves in your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

Luke 3:18

And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

Acts 13:15

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.

Acts 14:22

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.

Acts 15:32

And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and strengthened them.

Romans 12:8

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.

Romans 15:2

Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 10:23

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

1 Corinthians 14:17

For you verily give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

1 Corinthians 14:31

For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

2 Corinthians 1:4

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.

2 Corinthians 2:7

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.

Ephesians 4:12-16

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:29

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.

Colossians 4:8

Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your state, and comfort your hearts;

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

1 Thessalonians 2:11

As you know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

1 Thessalonians 3:2

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:

1 Thessalonians 4:1

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:18

Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5:11-14

Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

2 Thessalonians 3:12

Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

1 Timothy 1:4

Neither give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which cause questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

1 Timothy 6:2

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.

Titus 2:15

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

Hebrews 3:13

But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 10:25

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.

Hebrews 13:22

And I beseech you, brethren, bear with the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

1 Peter 5:12

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.

Acts 9:31

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.

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