29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 14:29

King James Version

29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

English Standard Version

29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.

The Message

29 And no more than two or three speakers at a meeting, with the rest of you listening and taking it to heart.

New King James Version

29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge.

New Living Translation

29 Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:29

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:26-33

(Read 1 Corinthians 14:26-33)

Religious exercises in public assemblies should have this view; Let all be done to edifying. As to the speaking in an unknown tongue, if another were present who could interpret, two miraculous gifts might be exercised at once, and thereby the church be edified, and the faith of the hearers confirmed at the same time. As to prophesying, two or three only should speak at one meeting, and this one after the other, not all at once. The man who is inspired by the Spirit of God will observe order and decency in delivering his revelations. God never teaches men to neglect their duties, or to act in any way unbecoming their age or station.