Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The person who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but the person who prophesies builds up the church.

New American Standard Bible

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.

King James Version

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

Holman Bible

The person who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.

A Conservative Version

He who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the congregation.

American Standard Version

He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

Amplified

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].

An Understandable Version

The person who speaks in a language [supernaturally], builds up [only] himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

He who makes use of tongues may do good to himself; but he who gives the prophet's word does good to the church.

Common New Testament

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that speaks in an unknown tongue, edifies himself alone: but he that expounds, edifies the church.

Darby Translation

He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the assembly.

Godbey New Testament

The one speaking with a tongue edifies himself; but the one prophesying edifies the church.

Goodspeed New Testament

Anyone who speaks ecstatically does himself good, but the inspired preacher does a congregation good.

John Wesley New Testament

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue, edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he that prophesies edifies the congregation .

Julia Smith Translation

And he speaking in a tongue builds himself; and he prophesying builds the church.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

Modern King James verseion

The one speaking in a tongue builds himself up, but he prophesying builds up a church.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that speaketh with tongues, profiteth himself: he that prophesieth, edifieth the congregation.

Moffatt New Testament

He who speaks in a 'tongue' edifies himself, whereas he who prophesies edifies the church.

Montgomery New Testament

He who speaks in a tongue upbuilds himself; but he who prophesies upbuilds the church.

NET Bible

The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.

New Heart English Bible

He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

Noyes New Testament

He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

Sawyer New Testament

He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies an assembly.

The Emphasized Bible

He that speaketh with a tongue, buildeth up, himself, whereas, he that prophesieth, buildeth up, an assembly.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue, edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth, edifieth the church.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He who, when speaking, uses the gift of 'tongues' builds up his own faith, while he who preaches builds up the faith of the Church.

Webster

He that speaketh in an unknown language edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

Weymouth New Testament

He who speaks in an unknown tongue does good to himself, but he who prophesies does good to the Church.

Williams New Testament

Whoever speaks in ecstasy builds up himself alone, but whoever prophesies builds up the congregation too.

World English Bible

He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly.

Worrell New Testament

He that speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the assembly.

Worsley New Testament

He, that speaketh in an unknown tongue, edifieth himself: but he, that prophesieth, edifieth the church.

Youngs Literal Translation

he who is speaking in an unknown tongue, himself doth edify, and he who is prophesying, an assembly doth edify;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that

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

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

in an
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

οἰκοδομέω 
Oikodomeo 
οἰκοδομέω 
Oikodomeo 
Usage: 22
Usage: 22

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

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

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

3 But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort. 4 The person who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but the person who prophesies builds up the church. 5 Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.


Cross References

Mark 16:17

These are the signs that will accompany those who believe: In my name they'll drive out demons, they'll speak in new languages,

1 Corinthians 14:3

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

1 Corinthians 14:5

Now I wish that all of you could speak in foreign languages, but especially that you could prophesy. The person who prophesies is more important than the person who speaks in a foreign language, unless he interprets it so that the church may be built up.

1 Corinthians 14:26

What, then, does this mean, brothers? When you gather, everyone has a psalm, teaching, revelation, foreign language, or interpretation. Everything must be done for upbuilding.

Romans 14:19

Therefore, let's keep on pursuing those things that bring peace and that lead to building up one another.

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 14:12

In the same way, since you're so desirous of spiritual gifts, you must keep on desiring them for building up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:17-19

It's good for you to give thanks, but it does not build up the other person.

1 Corinthians 14:22

Foreign languages, then, are meant to be a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers, while prophecy is meant, not for unbelievers, but for believers.

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