1 Thessalonians 5:20
Good News Translation
do not despise inspired messages.

Contemporary English Version
or ignore prophecies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Despise not prophecies.

New American Bible
Do not despise prophetic utterances.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Despise not prophecies.

1 Thessalonians 4:8 Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.

Numbers 11:25-29 And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, taking away of the spirit that was in Moses, and giving to the seventy men. And when the spirit had rested on them they prophesied, nor did they cease afterwards. . . .

1 Samuel 10:5,6,10-13 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is: and when thou shalt be come there into the city, thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place, with a psaltery, and a timbrel, and a pipe, and a harp before them, and they shall be prophesying. . . .

1 Samuel 19:20-24 So Saul sent officers to take David: and when they saw a company of prophets prophesying, and Samuel presiding over them, the Spirit of the Lord came also upon them, and they likewise began to prophesy. . . .

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them: and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered disgraceth his head.

1 Corinthians 12:10,28 To another the working of miracles: to another, prophecy: to another, the discerning of spirits: to another, diverse kinds of tongues: to another, interpretation of speeches. . . .

1 Corinthians 13:2,9 And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. . . .

1 Corinthians 14:1,3-6,22-25,29-32,37-39 Follow after charity, be zealous for spiritual gifts; but rather that you may prophesy. . . .

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors: . . .

Revelation 11:3-11 And I will give unto my two witnesses: and they shall prophesy, a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. . . .

Context
Christian Living
19Extinguish not the spirit. 20Despise not prophecies. 21But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.…
Cross References
Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church which was at Antioch prophets and doctors, among whom was Barnabas and Simon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene and Manahen who was the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

1 Corinthians 11:4
Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered disgraceth his head.

1 Corinthians 14:31
For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all may be exhorted.

1 John 4:1
Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Additional Translations
Do not treat prophecies with contempt,

Do not despise prophecies,

Despise not prophesyings.

despise not prophesyings;

do not lightly esteem prophecies;

despise not prophesyings;

Despise not prophesyings.

Do not think meanly of utterances of prophecy;

Don't despise prophesies.

prophesyings despise not;
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