Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

do not despise prophetic utterances.

King James Version

Despise not prophesyings.

Holman Bible

Don’t despise prophecies,

International Standard Version

Do not despise prophecies.

A Conservative Version

Do not disdain prophecies,

American Standard Version

despise not prophesyings;


Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations—words of instruction or exhortation or warning].

An Understandable Version

Do not look down on prophetic messages.

Anderson New Testament

Despise not prophesyings.

Bible in Basic English

Do not make little of the words of the prophets;

Common New Testament

do not despise prophecies.

Daniel Mace New Testament

don't despise the prophetic gift.

Darby Translation

do not lightly esteem prophecies;

Godbey New Testament

despise not prophesying;

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not disregard the utterances it inspires,

John Wesley New Testament

Despise not prophesyings.

Julia Smith Translation

Set not prophecies at nought.

King James 2000

Despise not prophesying.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not despise prophecies,

Modern King James verseion

Do not despise prophesying.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

despise not prophesying.

Moffatt New Testament

never disdain prophetic revelations

Montgomery New Testament

Do not despise prophesyings.

NET Bible

Do not treat prophecies with contempt.

New Heart English Bible

Do not treat prophecies with contempt,

Noyes New Testament

despise not prophesyings,

Sawyer New Testament

despise not prophecies.

The Emphasized Bible

Prophesyings, do not despise,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Despise not prophesyings.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not make light of preaching.


Despise not prophesyings.

Weymouth New Testament

Do not think meanly of utterances of prophecy;

Williams New Testament

Stop treating the messages of prophecy with contempt,

World English Bible

Don't despise prophesies.

Worrell New Testament

Despise not prophesyings;

Worsley New Testament

Slight not prophesyings:

Youngs Literal Translation

prophesyings despise not;


Root Form
Usage: 11

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

Verse Info

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Benediction

19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

Cross References

1 Corinthians 11:4

Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head.

1 Corinthians 14:1

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

1 Corinthians 14:3-6

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

1 Corinthians 14:22-25

So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

1 Corinthians 14:29-32

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

1 Corinthians 14:37-39

If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment.

Numbers 11:25-29

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.

1 Samuel 10:5-6

Afterward you will come to the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre before them, and they will be prophesying.

1 Samuel 10:10-13

When they came to the hill there, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them.

1 Samuel 19:20-24

Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.

Acts 19:6

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:9

For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

Ephesians 4:11-12

And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

1 Thessalonians 4:8

So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

Revelation 11:3-11

And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

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