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1 Corinthians 14:3

3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.

Read 1 Corinthians 14:3 Using Other Translations

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.
But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.

What does 1 Corinthians 14:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 14:3

But he that prophesieth
Preaches, prays, or sings, in a language understood by the common people:

speaketh unto men to edification;
to the building of them up in Christ, and on their most holy faith, so that they grow up as an holy temple to the Lord: and exhortation; to the more vigorous exercise of grace, and the more cheerful and fervent discharge of duty:

and comfort;
of distressed minds, either through the temptations of Satan, or divine desertions, or inward corruptions, or outward afflictions; for all which ends and purposes the Scriptures are written, and gifts are bestowed on men to explain them; and which ends are answered when God gives a blessing to the word; but can never be expected, if delivered in a language not understood. This bears hard upon the Papists performing any part of divine worship in a language unintelligible to the common people.

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