1 Corinthians 14:29
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.

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

New King James Version
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

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

NASB 1995
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

NASB 1977
And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

Amplified Bible
Let two or three prophets speak [as inspired by the Holy Spirit], while the rest pay attention and weigh carefully what is said.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Two or three persons may prophesy, and everyone else must listen carefully.

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

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

Good News Translation
Two or three who are given God's message should speak, while the others are to judge what they say.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And prophets—let two or three speak, and let the others discern,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Orderly Worship
28But if there is no interpreter, he should remain silent in the church and speak only to himself and God. 29 Two 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 stop.…

Cross References
Acts 13:1
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with 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 stop.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

the prophets.

1 Corinthians 14:39
Wherefore, brethren, 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 discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

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

the other.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

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

three
τρεῖς (treis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5140: Three. Or neuter tria a primary number; 'three'.

prophets
Προφῆται (Prophētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

should speak,
λαλείτωσαν (laleitōsan)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

others
ἄλλοι (alloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

should weigh carefully [what is said].
διακρινέτωσαν (diakrinetōsan)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1252: From dia and krino; to separate thoroughly, i.e. to withdraw from, or oppose; figuratively, to discriminate, or hesitate.


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