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1 Corinthians 14:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And let the prophets speak [by] two or three, and let the others discern.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Prophets, moreover, let two or three speak, and let, the others, judge.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And prophets—let two or three speak, and let the others discern,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let the Prophets speake two or three, and let the other iudge.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the rest discern.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And as to prophets, let two or three speak, and let the rest judge.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
y1161
[1161] Standard
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Let y2980
[2980] Standard
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
x1161
(1161) Complement
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the prophets 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
speak 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
two 1417
{1417} Prime
δύο
duo
{doo'-o}
A primary numeral; 'two'.
or 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
three, 5140
{5140} Prime
τρεῖς
treis
{trice}
A primary (plural) number; 'three'.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
let y1252
[1252] Standard
διακρίνω
diakrino
{dee-ak-ree'-no}
From G1223 and G2919; to separate thoroughly, that is, (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from, or (by implication) oppose; figuratively to discriminate (by implication decide), or (reflexively) hesitate.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
other 243
{0243} Prime
ἄλλος
allos
{al'-los}
A primary word; 'else', that is, different (in many applications).
judge. 1252
{1252} Prime
διακρίνω
diakrino
{dee-ak-ree'-no}
From G1223 and G2919; to separate thoroughly, that is, (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from, or (by implication) oppose; figuratively to discriminate (by implication decide), or (reflexively) hesitate.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 14:29

_ _ two or three — at one meeting (he does not add “at the most,” as in 1 Corinthians 14:27, lest he should seem to “quench prophesyings,” the most edifying of gifts), and these “one by one,” in turn (1 Corinthians 14:27, “by course,” and 1 Corinthians 14:31). Paul gives here similar rules to the prophets, as previously to those speaking in unknown tongues.

_ _ judge — by their power of “discerning spirits” (1 Corinthians 12:10), whether the person prophesying was really speaking under the influence of the Spirit (compare 1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 John 4:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:26-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 14:29

Let two or three of the prophets — Not more, at one meeting. Speak — One after another, expounding the scripture.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 14:29

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

(14) The manner of prophesying: let two or three propound, and let the others judge of that which is propounded, whether it is agreeable to the word of God or not. If in this examination the Lord indicates that nothing was wrong, let them give him leave to speak. Let every man be admitted to prophesy, severally and in his order, so far forth as it is required for the edifying of the church. Let them be content to be subject to each other's judgment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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. ... Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. ... And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

the other:
Rather, the others, οι αλλοι.
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