1 Corinthians 14:38
New International Version
But if anyone ignores this, they will themselves be ignored.

New Living Translation
But if you do not recognize this, you yourself will not be recognized.

English Standard Version
If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

Berean Study Bible
But if anyone ignores this, he himself will be ignored.

Berean Literal Bible
But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignored.

New American Standard Bible
But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

King James Bible
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone ignores this, he will be ignored.

Contemporary English Version
So don't pay attention to anyone who ignores what I am writing.

Good News Translation
But if he does not pay attention to this, pay no attention to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if anyone ignores this, he will be ignored.

International Standard Version
But if anyone ignores this, he should be ignored.

NET Bible
If someone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

New Heart English Bible
But if someone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if a man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But whoever ignores what I write should be ignored.

New American Standard 1977
But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But anyone that ignores them shall be ignored.

King James 2000 Bible
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

American King James Version
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

American Standard Version
But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if any man know not, he shall not be known.

Darby Bible Translation
But if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

English Revised Version
But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Weymouth New Testament
But if any one is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

World English Bible
But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Young's Literal Translation
and if any one is ignorant -- let him be ignorant;
Study Bible
Orderly Worship
37If anyone considers himself a prophet or spiritual person, let him acknowledge that what I am writing you is the Lord’s command. 38But if anyone ignores this, he himself will be ignored. 39So, my brothers, be eager to prophesy and do not forbid speaking in tongues.…
Cross References
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 Corinthians 14:39
So, my brothers, be eager to prophesy and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

Treasury of Scripture

But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Hosea 4:17
Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

Matthew 7:6
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Matthew 15:14
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.







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

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

anyone
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.

ignores this,
ἀγνοεῖ (agnoei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 50: To do not know, be ignorant of, sometimes with the idea of willful ignorance.

he himself will be ignored.
ἀγνοεῖται (agnoeitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 50: To do not know, be ignorant of, sometimes with the idea of willful ignorance.
(38) But if any man be ignorant.--There are here two readings in the Greek, for each of which there is strong evidence. The passage may run, either, as in the English, if any man does not know this, let him not know it: then the words would mean that a person who could not recognise such an evident and simple truth must be of a perverse mind--his opposition would give the Apostle no further concern. The other reading is, if any man knows not this, he is himself not known: this would signify that any man who knows not this truth is not known of God (as in 1Corinthians 8:2-3; 1Corinthians 13:12).

Verse 38. - Let him be ignorant. The formula seems to fall under the idiom which refuses to say anything more about a subject ("If I perish, I perish;" "What I have written, I have written;" "He that is filthy, let him be filthy still," etc.). The readings vary considerably ("He is ignored;" "He has been ignored;" "He shall be ignored;" "Let him be ignored"). These other readings would be a statement of retribution in kind - of God "sprinkling penal blindnesses on forbidden lusts." But the reading of our translation is on the whole the best supported, and means that to invincible bigotry and ignorant obstinacy St. Paul will have no more to say (Matthew 15:14; 1 Timothy 6:3-5). 14:34-40 When the apostle exhorts Christian women to seek information on religious subjects from their husbands at home, it shows that believing families ought to assemble for promoting spiritual knowledge. The Spirit of Christ can never contradict itself; and if their revelations are against those of the apostle, they do not come from the same Spirit. The way to keep peace, truth, and order in the church, is to seek that which is good for it, to bear with that which is not hurtful to its welfare, and to keep up good behaviour, order, and decency.
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