Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.

King James Version

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Holman Bible

Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in [other] languages.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Therefore brothers, be zealous for prophesying, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.

American Standard Version

Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Amplified

So [to conclude], my brethren, earnestly desire and set your hearts on prophesying (on being inspired to preach and teach and to interpret God's will and purpose), and do not forbid or hinder speaking in [unknown] tongues.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, my brothers, desire eagerly to prophesy and [yet] do not prohibit people from speaking in a language [supernaturally].

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Bible in Basic English

So then, my brothers, let it be your chief desire to be prophets; but let no one be stopped from using tongues.

Common New Testament

Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore, brethren, zealously exercise the gift of prophecy, and don't prohibit those that speak in an unknown language.

Darby Translation

So that, brethren, desire to prophesy, and do not forbid the speaking with tongues.

Godbey New Testament

So, my brethren, be zealous to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues;

Goodspeed New Testament

So, my brothers, set your hearts on being inspired to preach, and yet do not hinder people from speaking ecstatically.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore, brethren, covet to prophesy; yet forbid not to speak with tongues.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, brothers, earnestly pursue prophecy and do not forbid to speak with tongues.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore, brethren, be zealous to prophesy, and hinder not to speak in tongues.

King James 2000

Therefore, brethren, be eager to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So then, my brothers, desire to prophesy, and do not prevent speaking with tongues.

Modern King James verseion

So then, brothers, seek to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in languages.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Moffatt New Testament

To sum up, my brothers. Set your heart on the prophetic gift, and do not put any check upon speaking in 'tongues';

Montgomery New Testament

So, my brothers, be ambitious for the gift of prophecy, and speak not against the gifts of tongues.

NET Bible

So then, brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid anyone from speaking in tongues.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking with other languages.

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues;

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues;

The Emphasized Bible

So, then, my brethren, - be zealous to prophesy, and do not forbid, to be speaking with tongues;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wherefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, my Brothers, strive for the gift of preaching, and yet do not forbid speaking in 'tongues.'

Webster

Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak in languages.

Weymouth New Testament

The conclusion, my brethren, is this. Be earnestly ambitious to prophesy, and do not check speaking with tongues;

Williams New Testament

So, my brothers, cultivate the gift of prophetic speaking, but stop preventing others from speaking in ecstasy.

World English Bible

Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.

Worrell New Testament

So then, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore, my brethren, be most desirous to prophesy, and yet forbid not to speak with tongues:

Youngs Literal Translation

so that, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and to speak with tongues do not forbid;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὥστε 
hoste 
Usage: 72

ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ζηλόω 
Zeloo 
Usage: 10

προφητεύω 
Propheteuo 
Usage: 24

and

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

κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

to speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

Context Readings

Specific Instructions For Orderly Worship Services

38 But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. 39 Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. 40 But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:31

But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 14:1

Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:3

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

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

1 Thessalonians 5:20

do not despise prophetic utterances.

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