1 Corinthians 14:31
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New International Version
For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.

New Living Translation
In this way, all who prophesy will have a turn to speak, one after the other, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged.

English Standard Version
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged,

Berean Study Bible
For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.

Berean Literal Bible
For you are all able to prophesy one by one, so that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.

New American Standard Bible
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted;

King James Bible
For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that everyone may learn and everyone may be encouraged.

International Standard Version
For everyone can prophesy in turn, so that everyone can be instructed and everyone can be encouraged.

NET Bible
For you can all prophesy one after another, so all can learn and be encouraged.

New Heart English Bible
For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you can all prophesy one by one, that each person may teach and everyone may be comforted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of you can take your turns speaking what God has revealed. In that way, everyone will learn and be encouraged.

New American Standard 1977
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.

King James 2000 Bible
For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

American King James Version
For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

American Standard Version
For ye all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you may all prophesy one by one; that all may learn, and all may be exhorted:

Darby Bible Translation
For ye can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all be encouraged.

English Revised Version
For ye all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted;

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

Weymouth New Testament
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged:

World English Bible
For you all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye are able, one by one, all to prophesy, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted,
Study Bible
Orderly Worship
30And if a revelation comes to someone who is seated, the first speaker should hold his peace. 31For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32The spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.…
Cross References
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.

Colossians 2:2
that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love, and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:20
Do not treat prophecies with contempt,
Treasury of Scripture

For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

all may learn.

1 Corinthians 14:3,19,35 But he that prophesies speaks to men to edification, and exhortation, …

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding …

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a …

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

all may be.

Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual …

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort …

2 Corinthians 7:6,7 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted …

Ephesians 6:22 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know …

1 Thessalonians 4:18 Why comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5:11,14 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do…

(31) For ye may all prophesy one by one.--Better, For it is in your power all to prophesy one by one. How it is in their power is explained by the following verse. This orderly prophesying will accomplish the instruction and comforting of all; words of instruction will be interspersed with words of comfort, and so the teaching be suited to every condition of mind and soul of those present.

Verse 31. - Ye may all prophesy; rather, ye all can; that is, "if you have the gift of prophesying." St. Paul has already implied that at every assembly there would be idiotai, unendowed worshippers, who only came to profit by the gifts of others, and that "all" are not prophets (1 Corinthians 12:29). May be comforted; rather, may be exhorted or cheered. For ye may all prophesy one by one,.... Not every member of the church, but everyone that had the gift of prophecy; so that they were not confined to two or three prophets at a meeting, but as many as would, or as had anything to deliver, and as time would allow; only care must be taken that confusion be avoided, and order preserved by exercising in turns one after another. This was agreeably to the custom of the Jewish synagogue, in which more might read and speak, though but one at a time; for

"it is forbidden to read in the book of the law, except one only, that all may hearken, and be silent, that so they may hear the words from his mouth, as if they had heard them that very moment from Mount Sinai.''

So here,

that all may learn; more of the doctrine of Christ, and of the mind and will of God, and attain to a greater knowledge in the mysteries of the Gospel, and in the duties of religion, even prophets and teachers as well as private members and common hearers; for there are none who know ever so much, but are capable of being further taught and instructed, and that sometimes by such whose gifts are interior to them:

and all may be comforted; or exhorted, or receive exhortation. The word used signifies both; and prophecy is useful both for exhortation and comfort, and that both to preachers and people. 31. For ye may—rather, "For ye can [if ye will] all prophesy one by one," giving way to one another. The "for" justifies the precept (1Co 14:30), "let the first hold his peace."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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