1 Corinthians 14:31
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.

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

New King James Version
For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

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

NASB 1995
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted;

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

Amplified Bible
For [in this way] you can all prophesy one by one, so that everyone may be instructed and everyone may be encouraged;

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Let only one person speak at a time, then all of you will learn something and be encouraged.

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

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

Good News Translation
All of you may proclaim God's message, one by one, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
for you are able, one by one, all to prophesy, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Orderly Worship
30And if a revelation comes to someone who is seated, the first speaker should stop. 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 stop.

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 prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort…

Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

all may be.

Romans 1:12
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2 Corinthians 7:6,7
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; …









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

you can
δύνασθε (dynasthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

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

prophesy
προφητεύειν (prophēteuein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 4395: From prophetes; to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office.

in
καθ’ (kath’)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

[turn]
ἕνα (hena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

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

may be instructed
μανθάνωσιν (manthanōsin)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3129: Prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, matheo, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn.

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

encouraged.
παρακαλῶνται (parakalōntai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.


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