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1 Corinthians 14:3–4

But he who prophesies speaks dedification and eexhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.

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1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them. A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

But those who prophesy are speaking to people to give them strength, encouragement, and comfort. The ones who speak in different languages are helping only themselves, but those who prophesy are helping the whole church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation. He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But he that prophesies speaks to men in edification, and encouragement, and consolation. He that speaks with a tongue edifies himself; but he that prophesies edifies the assembly.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

But when a person speaks what God has revealed, he speaks to people to help them grow, to encourage them, and to comfort them. When a person speaks in another language, he helps himself grow. But when a person speaks what God has revealed, he helps the church grow.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation. The person who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

On the other hand, those who prophesy speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. Those who speak in a tongue build up themselves, but those who prophesy build up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But the one who prophesies speaks to people edification and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

But anyone who prophesies speaks to people. He says things to make them stronger, to give them hope and to comfort them. Those who speak in other languages build themselves up. But those who prophesy build up the church.

1 Corinthians 14:3–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

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