1 Thessalonians 5:20

“Despise not prophesyings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Despise not prophecyings:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

do not despise prophetic utterances.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

despise not prophesyings;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not make little of the words of the prophets;
- Basic English Bible

do not lightly esteem prophecies;
- Darby Bible

Despise not prophesyings.
- Webster's Bible

Do not think meanly of utterances of prophecy;
- Weymouth Bible

Don't despise prophesies.
- World English Bible

nyle ye dispise prophecies.
- Wycliffe Bible

prophesyings despise not;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:20


5:20 Despise not prophesyings - That is, preaching; for the apostle is not here speaking of extraordinary gifts. It seems, one means of grace is put for all; and whoever despises any of these, under whatever pretence, will surely (though perhaps gradually and almost insensibly) quench the Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:20


1Th 5:20 Despise not prophesyings. Inspired teachings. The prophets were specially inspired men in the early church. They were needed, because as yet it did not have the New Testament Scriptures for a guide. This inspired preaching must not be despised.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5:20

  • Many today choose to "despise prophesying" by their disregard or disbelief of the many prophecies recorded in the Bible. We are living in a time of Bible prophecy being fulfilled, but many choose to ignore these signs. They do not let these prophecies have an effect on their life and they choose to do as they please. This is a warning that should be heeded and when we are each judged, we can not say that we were not warned.

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