1 Corinthians 14:17
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New International Version
You are giving thanks well enough, but no one else is edified.

New Living Translation
You will be giving thanks very well, but it won't strengthen the people who hear you.

English Standard Version
For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up.

Berean Study Bible
You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other one is not edified.

Berean Literal Bible
For truly you are giving thanks well, but the other is not edified.

New American Standard Bible
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified.

King James Bible
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you may very well be giving thanks, but the other person is not being built up.

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

NET Bible
For you are certainly giving thanks well, but the other person is not strengthened.

New Heart English Bible
For you truly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you bless well, but your neighbor is not edified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your prayer of thanksgiving may be very good, but it doesn't help other people grow.

New American Standard 1977
For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

King James 2000 Bible
For you verily give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

American King James Version
For you truly give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

American Standard Version
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou indeed givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

English Revised Version
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Weymouth New Testament
Rightly enough you are giving thanks, and yet your neighbor is not benefited.

World English Bible
For you most certainly give thanks well, but the other person is not built up.

Young's Literal Translation
for thou, indeed, dost give thanks well, but the other is not built up!
Study Bible
Prophecy and Tongues
16Otherwise, if you speak a blessing in spirit, how can someone who is uninstructed say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? 17You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other one is not edified. 18I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.…
Cross References
Romans 14:19
So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

1 Corinthians 14:4
The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.

1 Corinthians 14:5
I wish that all of you could speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.

1 Corinthians 14:18
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.
Treasury of Scripture

For you truly give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

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1 Corinthians 14:4,6 He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself; but he that …

(17) For thou verily givest thanks well.--It is here implied that speaking in a tongue was, as regards an individual, an acceptable mode of worship, and it is the public use of it that all throughout this passage the Apostle is dealing with.

Verse 17. - Well. It is good and honourable for thee to utter the voice of Eucharist; but if this be done in the unintelligible tongue, what does the Church profit? The other. The "layman" or "ungifted person." For thou verily givest thanks well,.... In very proper words, and pertinent expressions, with great affection and devotion, suitable to the service;

but the other is not edified; the rest of the people, who do not understand the language in which thanks are given; "thy friend", as the Syriac version reads it; or thy next neighbour, he that stands by thee, receives no manner of profit by it, because he does not understand what is said. 17. givest thanks—The prayers of the synagogue were called "eulogies," because to each prayer was joined a thanksgiving. Hence the prayers of the Christian Church also were called blessings and giving of thanks. This illustrates Col 4:2; 1Th 5:17, 18. So the Kaddisch and Keduscha, the synagogue formulæ of "hallowing" the divine "name" and of prayer for the "coming of God's kingdom," answer to the Church's Lord's Prayer, repeated often and made the foundation on which the other prayers are built [Tertullian, Prayer].14:15-25 There can be no assent to prayers that are not understood. A truly Christian minister will seek much more to do spiritual good to men's souls, than to get the greatest applause to himself. This is proving himself the servant of Christ. Children are apt to be struck with novelty; but do not act like them. Christians should be like children, void of guile and malice; yet they should not be unskilful as to the word of righteousness, but only as to the arts of mischief. It is a proof that a people are forsaken of God, when he gives them up to the rule of those who teach them to worship in another language. They can never be benefitted by such teaching. Yet thus the preachers did who delivered their instructions in an unknown tongue. Would it not make Christianity ridiculous to a heathen, to hear the ministers pray or preach in a language which neither he nor the assembly understood? But if those who minister, plainly interpret Scripture, or preach the great truths and rules of the gospel, a heathen or unlearned person might become a convert to Christianity. His conscience might be touched, the secrets of his heart might be revealed to him, and so he might be brought to confess his guilt, and to own that God was present in the assembly. Scripture truth, plainly and duly taught, has a wonderful power to awaken the conscience and touch the heart.
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