Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Despise not prophesying.

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.

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 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesying. 21 Test all things; hold fast that which is good.

Cross References

1 Corinthians 11:4

Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.

1 Corinthians 14:1

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

1 Corinthians 14:3-6

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

1 Corinthians 14:22-25

Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serves not for them that believe not, but for them that believe.

1 Corinthians 14:29-32

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

1 Corinthians 14:37-39

If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

Numbers 11:25-29

And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spoke unto him, and took some of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

1 Samuel 10:5-6

After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when you are come there to the city, that you shall meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a harp, and a tambourine, and a flute, and a lyre, before them; and they shall prophesy:

1 Samuel 10:10-13

And when they came there to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.

1 Samuel 19:20-24

And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the spirit of God was 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 spoke with tongues, and prophesied.

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another various kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helpers, administrators, various kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 13:2

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 13:9

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

Ephesians 4:11-12

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

1 Thessalonians 4:8

He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

Revelation 11:3-11

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth.

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