1 Cor. 14:3 KJV (With Strong’s)

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But
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
he that
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
prophesieth
propheteuo (Greek #4395)
to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office
KJV usage: prophesy.
Pronounce: prof-ate-yoo'-o
Origin: from 4396
speaketh
laleo (Greek #2980)
to talk, i.e. utter words
KJV usage: preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter. Compare 3004.
Pronounce: lal-eh'-o
Origin: a prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb
unto men
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
to edification
oikodome (Greek #3619)
architecture, i.e. (concretely) a structure; figuratively, confirmation
KJV usage: building, edify(-ication, -ing).
Pronounce: oy-kod-om-ay'
Origin: feminine (abstract) of a compound of 3624 and the base of 1430
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
exhortation
paraklesis (Greek #3874)
imploration, hortation, solace
KJV usage: comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.
Pronounce: par-ak'-lay-sis
Origin: from 3870
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
comfort
paramuthia (Greek #3889)
consolation (properly, abstract)
KJV usage: comfort.
Pronounce: par-am-oo-thee'-ah
Origin: from 3888
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edification.
1 Cor. 14:4,12,26• 4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
12Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
26How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
(1 Cor. 14:4,12,26)
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1 Cor. 8:1• 1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. (1 Cor. 8:1)
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1 Cor. 10:23• 23All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. (1 Cor. 10:23)
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Acts 9:31• 31Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. (Acts 9:31)
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Rom. 14:19• 19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. (Rom. 14:19)
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Rom. 15:2• 2Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. (Rom. 15:2)
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Eph. 4:12‑16,29• 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
(Eph. 4:12‑16,29)
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1 Thess. 5:11• 11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1 Thess. 5:11)
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1 Tim. 1:4• 4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. (1 Tim. 1:4)
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Jude 20• 20But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, (Jude 20)
exhortation.
Luke 3:18• 18And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people. (Luke 3:18)
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Acts 13:15• 15And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. (Acts 13:15)
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Acts 14:22• 22Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:22)
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Acts 15:32• 32And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them. (Acts 15:32)
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Rom. 12:8• 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. (Rom. 12:8)
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1 Thess. 2:3• 3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: (1 Thess. 2:3)
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1 Thess. 4:1• 1Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. (1 Thess. 4:1)
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1 Thess. 5:11,14• 11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
(1 Thess. 5:11,14)
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2 Thess. 3:12• 12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. (2 Thess. 3:12)
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1 Tim. 4:13• 13Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. (1 Tim. 4:13)
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1 Tim. 6:2• 2And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. (1 Tim. 6:2)
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2 Tim. 4:2• 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (2 Tim. 4:2)
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Titus 1:9• 9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. (Titus 1:9)
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Titus 2:6,9,15• 6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
(Titus 2:6,9,15)
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Heb. 3:13• 13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. (Heb. 3:13)
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Heb. 10:25• 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Heb. 10:25)
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Heb. 13:22• 22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. (Heb. 13:22)
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1 Peter 5:12• 12By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. (1 Peter 5:12)
comfort.
1 Cor. 14:31• 31For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. (1 Cor. 14:31)
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2 Cor. 1:4• 4Who 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 Cor. 1:4)
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2 Cor. 2:7• 7So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. (2 Cor. 2:7)
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Eph. 6:22• 22Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. (Eph. 6:22)
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Col. 4:8• 8Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; (Col. 4:8)
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1 Thess. 2:11• 11As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, (1 Thess. 2:11)
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1 Thess. 3:2• 2And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlaborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: (1 Thess. 3:2)
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1 Thess. 4:18• 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thess. 4:18)
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1 Thess. 5:11‑14• 11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
(1 Thess. 5:11‑14)
 Verse 3 is the effect, or rather the quality, of that which a prophet says, and not a definition. He edifies, he encourages, he comforts, by speaking. (1 Corinthians 14 by J.N. Darby)
 A prophet is one who is so in communication with God as to be able to communicate His mind. A teacher instructs according to that which is already written, and so explains its import. (1 Corinthians 14 by J.N. Darby)
 We must remember, however, that verse 3 is not a definition of prophesying, but its contrast with speaking in a tongue. .... It is forth telling rather than foretelling. It is so speaking to man as to put him in the light of God-of God's dealing with his heart and conscience. It gives His mind. (Notes on 1 Corinthians 14:1-12 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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But he that prophesies speaks to men in edification, and encouragement, and consolation.

W. Kelly Translation

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aBut he that prophesieth speaketh to men edification, and encouragement, and comfort.

WK Translation Notes

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encouragement: Perhaps "encouragement" is the true derivative sense here. (Bible Treasury 14:368)