1 Corinthians 14:29
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New International Version
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.

New Living Translation
Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said.

English Standard Version
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.

Berean Study Bible
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.

Berean Literal Bible
And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others discern.

New American Standard Bible
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

King James Bible
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should evaluate.

International Standard Version
Two or three prophets should speak, and others should weigh carefully what is said.

NET Bible
Two or three prophets should speak and the others should evaluate what is said.

New Heart English Bible
Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But let two or three Prophets speak and the others discern.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Two or three people should speak what God has revealed. Everyone else should decide whether what each person said is right or wrong.

New American Standard 1977
And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

King James 2000 Bible
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

American King James Version
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

American Standard Version
And let the prophets speak by two or three, and let the others discern.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And let the prophets speak, two or three; and let the rest judge.

Darby Bible Translation
And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

English Revised Version
And let the prophets speak by two or three, and let the others discern.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.

Weymouth New Testament
But if there are Prophets, let two or three speak and let the rest judge.

World English Bible
Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.

Young's Literal Translation
And prophets -- let two or three speak, and let the others discern,
Study Bible
Orderly Worship
28But if there is no interpreter, he should remain silent in the church and speak only to himself and God. 29Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30And if a revelation comes to someone who is seated, the first speaker should hold his peace.…
Cross References
Acts 13:1
In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (a childhood companion of Herod the tetrarch), and Saul.

1 Corinthians 12:10
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in various tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 14:28
But if there is no interpreter, he should remain silent in the church and speak only to himself and God.

1 Corinthians 14:30
And if a revelation comes to someone who is seated, the first speaker should hold his peace.

1 Corinthians 14:32
The spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

1 Corinthians 14:37
If anyone considers himself a prophet or spiritual person, let him acknowledge that what I am writing you is the Lord's command.

1 Thessalonians 5:21
but test all things. Hold fast to what is good.
Treasury of Scripture

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

the prophets.

1 Corinthians 14:39 Why, brothers, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another …

1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 Quench not the Spirit…

1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

the other. Rather, the others, [loi alloi.]

(29) Let the prophets speak.--Here follows the application, to those who had the gift of prophecy, of the general principle, Let all be done to edification. Only two or three prophets are to speak in each assembly on each occasion; the others (not "other," as in English version) who had the gift are to sit by silent and judging, i.e., determining whether the utterances were from the Spirit of God. (See 1Corinthians 12:3, and 1John 4:1-3.) If, however, while one prophet was standing speaking there came a sudden revelation of truth to some other prophet who was sitting by, the speaker would pause, and the other prophet give utterance to the inspiration which had come to him. The suddenness of the revelation would show that it was a truth needed there and then, and so should find utterance without delay.

Verse 29. - Two or three. If more than two or three preached, the congregation would get weary. Let the other judge; rather, let the rest discriminate the value of what is said. "Prophesyings" are not to be despised, but we are only to hold fast what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:20, 21), and we are "to try the spirits" (1 John 4:1). St. Paul is not encouraging the Corinthians to the consoriousness of conceited and incompetent criticism, but only putting them on their guard against implicit acceptance of all they hear; which was a very necessary caution at a place where so many teachers sprang up. Let the prophets speak, two or three,.... The apostle having finished the rules for streaking with an unknown tongue, proceeds to lay down some for the gift of prophesying; and observes, that where there are a number of prophets, as very likely there were in the church at Corinth, two or three of them might prophesy, or explain the prophecies of the Old Testament, or preach the Gospel at one opportunity or meeting: he does not use that restrictive clause, "at most", as before, because if there was any necessity or occasion for it, more might be employed, so that care was taken not to burden the people, and send them away loathing; and this they were to do, as before, in course, one after another, otherwise it would be all confusion, nor could they be heard to edification. Though some have thought that they might speak together at one and the same time, in different parts of the church:

and let the other judge: the other prophets that sit and hear, and all such as have a spirit of discerning, whether what the prophets say comes from their own spirits, or from a lying spirit, from the spirit of antichrist, or whether from the Spirit of God; and even the body of the people, private members of the church, and hearers, might judge of the doctrine for themselves, according to the word of God, the standard of faith and practice; and were not to believe every spirit, but try them, whether they were of God, and their doctrines by his word, whether they were true or false; for the spiritual man is in a measure capable of judging all things of a spiritual kind, through that spiritual experience he has of the word of God, and divine things, and by the assistance of the Spirit of God. 29. two or three—at one meeting (he does not add "at the most," as in 1Co 14:27, lest he should seem to "quench prophesyings," the most edifying of gifts), and these "one by one," in turn (1Co 14:27, "by course," and 1Co 14:31). Paul gives here similar rules to the prophets, as previously to those speaking in unknown tongues.

judge—by their power of "discerning spirits" (1Co 12:10), whether the person prophesying was really speaking under the influence of the Spirit (compare 1Co 12:3; 1Jo 4:13).14:26-33 Religious exercises in public assemblies should have this view; Let all be done to edifying. As to the speaking in an unknown tongue, if another were present who could interpret, two miraculous gifts might be exercised at once, and thereby the church be edified, and the faith of the hearers confirmed at the same time. As to prophesying, two or three only should speak at one meeting, and this one after the other, not all at once. The man who is inspired by the Spirit of God will observe order and decency in delivering his revelations. God never teaches men to neglect their duties, or to act in any way unbecoming their age or station.
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