1 Corinthians 14:24
New International Version
But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all,

New Living Translation
But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don't understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say.

English Standard Version
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all,

Berean Study Bible
But if an unbeliever or uninstructed person comes in while everyone is prophesying, he will be convicted and called to account by all,

Berean Literal Bible
But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or uninstructed should come in, he is convicted by all, he is examined by all,

New American Standard Bible
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

King James Bible
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

Christian Standard Bible
But if all are prophesying and some unbeliever or outsider comes in, he is convicted by all and is called to account by all.

Contemporary English Version
But suppose all of you are prophesying when those unbelievers and outsiders come in. They will realize that they are sinners, and they will want to change their ways because of what you are saying.

Good News Translation
But if everyone is proclaiming God's message when some unbelievers or ordinary people come in, they will be convinced of their sin by what they hear. They will be judged by all they hear,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if all are prophesying and some unbeliever or uninformed person comes in, he is convicted by all and is judged by all.

International Standard Version
But if everyone is prophesying, when an unbeliever or an uneducated person comes in he will be convicted and examined by everything that's happening.

NET Bible
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or uninformed person enters, he will be convicted by all, he will be called to account by all.

New Heart English Bible
But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if all of you would prophesy and the unlearned or an unbeliever should enter, he is searched out by all of you and he is reproved by all of you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now suppose you speak what God has revealed. When unbelievers or outsiders come in you will show them where they are wrong and convince them that they are sinners.

New American Standard 1977
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that does not believe or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all;

King James 2000 Bible
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all:

American King James Version
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

American Standard Version
But if all prophesy, and there come in one unbelieving or unlearned, he is reproved by all, he is judged by all;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or an unlearned person, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all.

Darby Bible Translation
But if all prophesy, and some unbeliever or simple [person] come in, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all;

English Revised Version
But if all prophesy, and there come in one unbelieving or unlearned, he is reproved by all, he is judged by all;

Webster's Bible Translation
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced by all, he is judged by all:

Weymouth New Testament
If, on the other hand, every one is prophesying and an unbeliever or an ungifted man comes in, he is convicted by all and closely examined by all,

World English Bible
But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.

Young's Literal Translation
and if all may prophecy, and any one may come in, an unbeliever or unlearned, he is convicted by all, he is discerned by all,
Study Bible
Prophecy and Tongues
23So if the whole church comes together and everyone speaks in tongues, and some who are uninstructed or some unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your minds? 24But if an unbeliever or uninstructed person comes in while everyone is prophesying, he will be convicted and called to account by all, 25and the secrets of his heart will be made clear. So he will fall facedown and worship God, proclaiming, “God is truly among you!”…
Cross References
John 16:8
And when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

1 Corinthians 14:1
Earnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.

1 Corinthians 14:16
Otherwise, 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?

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Treasury of Scripture

But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

he is convinced.

1 Corinthians 2:15
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

John 1:47-49
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! …

John 4:29
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

an
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

unbeliever
ἄπιστος (apistos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 571: (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing).

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

uninstructed person
ἰδιώτης (idiōtēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2399: From idios; a private person, i.e. an ignoramus.

comes in
εἰσέλθῃ (eiselthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

while
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

everyone
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

is prophesying,
προφητεύωσιν (prophēteuōsin)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4395: From prophetes; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office.

he will be convicted
ἐλέγχεται (elenchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1651: (a) I reprove, rebuke, discipline, (b) I expose, show to be guilty. Of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish.

[and] called to account
ἀνακρίνεται (anakrinetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 350: From ana and krino; properly, to scrutinize, i.e. investigate, interrogate, determine.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

all,
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
(24) But if all prophesy.--There is no danger of exaggeration regarding this gift. Each one uttering prophecy, telling forth the gospel truth, and revealing the mind of God, will have a message that will be useful to the unbeliever. As one after another they utter the words of divine truth, they each send something that pierces into his soul. By all of them he is convicted in his own conscience of some sin. He is condemned in his own eyes, a searching light is turned upon his heart. The secrets of his heart are made manifest, and he makes terrible discoveries of his guilt (Hebrews 4:12-13).

Verse 24. - All prophesy. If one after another speak the word of spiritual exhortation. He is convinced of all, he is judged of all; literally, he is being convicted by all, he is being examined by all; in other words, each address is calculated to awaken conviction in him and to search his heart. Thus the address of St. Peter pierced the consciences of his hearers, when the glossolaly even of Pentecost produced no effect beyond that of irreverent wonder (Acts 2:37). It is easy to see that the style and method of worship in the assemblies of Christians at this early epoch resembled that now prevalent among Quakers. The teaching was not left to recognized pastors, but any Christian might speak who had gifts which moved him to address his brethren. The externals of worship are of no eternal signifiance, but are best left to be moulded by the requirements of time and place, with reference to the teachings of past experience. No doubt St. Paul's depreciation of glossolaly led to its rapid disappearance when it had done its work of being "a sign to unbelievers." But if ancient modes of worship were too independent of rigid conditions, modern modes are, on the other hand, too stereotyped and inelastic. 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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