1 Corinthians 14:4

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the ekklesia.
New King James Version

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the ekklesia.
New American Standard Bible

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the ekklesia.
New International Version

He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the ekklesia.
The Amplified Bible

He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the ekklesia and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

The one who utters words in a tongue builds himself up in his Christian life. But he who imparts divine revelations to others builds up the local assembly.
Phillips’ Modern English

The speaker in a “tongue” builds up his own soul, but the preacher builds up the Ekklesia.
Williams’ Language of the People

Whoever speaks in ecstasy builds up himself alone, but whoever prophesies builds up the congregation too.
1 Cor. 14:3 π 1 Cor. 14:5
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Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. Ekklesia - A Word Study - Neil Girrard Reading the Scriptures with the word “church” in them has done centuries of damage to the body of Christ. A simple reading of these Scriptures with the Greek word “ekklesia” re-inserted can be a real eye-opener.

  2. First Corinthians 13:8; The End Time Men - W.W. Fischer It is rather plain that preaching, knowledge, prophecy and speaking in tongues will be taken away at a future date when the partial is replaced as the totality of perfection is revealed.

  3. The New Testament Pattern of Ekklesia - Neil Girrard There is a New Testament pattern of ekklesia - and modern “church” life does not match up.
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