Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

New American Standard Bible

But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?

King James Version

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

Holman Bible

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in other languages, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you with a revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

International Standard Version

Indeed, brothers, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what good will I be to you unless I speak to you in some revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or teaching?

A Conservative Version

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I benefit you, unless I would speak to you either in a revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in doctrine?

American Standard Version

But now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

Amplified

Now, believers, if I come to you speaking in unknown tongues, how will I benefit you unless I also speak to you [clearly] either by revelation [revealing God’s mystery], or by knowledge [teaching about God], or by prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], or by instruction [teaching precepts that develop spiritual maturity]?

An Understandable Version

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in languages [supernaturally], how will I benefit you unless my speaking consists of a revelation [from God], or a [message of] knowledge [See 12:8], or a prophecy, or a teaching? [i.e., the message must be intelligible to be beneficial].

Anderson New Testament

Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, in what will I profit you, unless I speak to you by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophecy, or by teaching?

Bible in Basic English

But, now, my brothers, if I come to you using tongues, what profit will it be to you, if I do not give you a revelation, or knowledge, or the word of the prophet, or teaching?

Common New Testament

But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

Daniel Mace New Testament

for instance, brethren, if I deliver myself to you in an unknown tongue, what good shall I do you, except I deliver to you the meaning of what is said, whether it relate to revelation, to mystical knowledge, to prophecy, or to doctrine.

Darby Translation

And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

Godbey New Testament

But now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or knowledge, or prophecy, or in instruction?

Goodspeed New Testament

But as it is brothers, if I come back to you and speak ecstatically, what good will I do you, unless I have some revelation or special knowledge or message or teaching to give you?

John Wesley New Testament

Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you, either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophecy, or by doctrine?

Julia Smith Translation

And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with tongues, how do I benefit you, unless I speak to you either with a revelation or with knowledge or with a prophecy or with a teaching?

Modern King James verseion

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you, except I speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues: what shall I profit you? Except I speak to you, either by revelation, or knowledge, or prophesying, or doctrine.

Moffatt New Testament

Suppose now I were to come to you speaking with 'tongues,' my brothers; what good could I do you, unless I had some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching to lay before you?

Montgomery New Testament

Now brothers, if I should come to you speaking with tongues, what should I benefit you, unless I speak to you some revelation, or knowledge, or prophecy, or teaching?

NET Bible

Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I help you unless I speak to you with a revelation or with knowledge or prophecy or teaching?

New Heart English Bible

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

Noyes New Testament

But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by teaching?

Sawyer New Testament

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you by a revelation, or by a knowledge, or by a prophecy, or by a doctrine?

The Emphasized Bible

But, now, brethren - if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit, you, except I speak, unto you, either by way of revelation, or knowledge, or prophesying, or teaching?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now I, brethren, if I should come unto you, speaking in unknown languages, what should I profit you, unless I should speak to you [intelligibly] by revelation, or by science, or by prophecy, or by doctrine?

Twentieth Century New Testament

This being so, Brothers, what good shall I do you, if I come to you and speak in 'tongues,' unless my words convey some revelation, or knowledge, or take the form of preaching or teaching?

Webster

Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in languages, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

Weymouth New Testament

But, brethren, as things are, if I come to you speaking in 'tongues,' what benefit shall I confer on you, if the utterance is neither in the form of a revelation nor of additional knowledge nor of prophecy nor of teaching?

Williams New Testament

But as it now is, brothers, if I do come back to you speaking in ecstasy, what good shall I do you, unless my speech contains a revelation or new knowledge or a prophetic message or some teaching?

World English Bible

But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

Worrell New Testament

And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you, either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in teaching?

Worsley New Testament

Now, my brethren, if I come to you speaking with many tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak intelligibly to you of revelation, or knowledge, or prophecy, or doctrine?

Youngs Literal Translation

And now, brethren, if I may come unto you speaking tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophesying, or in teaching?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
νυνί 
Nuni 
now
Usage: 21

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

I come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

with tongues
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

to you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

by
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

ἀποκάλυψις 
Apokalupsis 
Usage: 18

or
ἤ 

ἤ 

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199
Usage: 199
Usage: 199

γνῶσις 
Gnosis 
Usage: 28

προφητεία 
Propheteia 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Appropriate Use Of Prophecy And Tongues

5 I would that you all spoke with tongues, but rather that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 7 And even things without life which give sound, whether flute or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is played?


Cross References

Ephesians 1:17

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Romans 6:17

But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

1 Samuel 12:21

And turn you not aside: for then should you go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations shall come unto you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.

Jeremiah 23:32

Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, says the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their recklessness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, says the LORD.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.

Matthew 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 16:26

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Acts 2:42

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Romans 15:14

And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Romans 16:17

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 10:33

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:7-8

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man for profit.

1 Corinthians 13:2-3

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:8-9

Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

1 Corinthians 14:1

Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:26-30

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.

2 Corinthians 11:6

But though I be unskilled in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.

2 Corinthians 12:1

It is not expedient for me doubtless to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:7

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Ephesians 3:4

By which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Philippians 3:15

Let us therefore, as many as would be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything you be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

2 Timothy 2:14

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the ruin of the hearers.

2 Timothy 3:10

But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Timothy 4:2

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

Titus 3:8

This is a faithful saying, and these things I desire that you affirm constantly, that they who have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with foods, which have not profited them that have been observing them.

2 Peter 1:5

And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

2 John 1:9

Whoever goes beyond, and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.

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