1 corinthians 14:1 commentary

"[2] It is clearly evident that the genuine gift of tongues, whether like those at Pentecost or at Corinth, perished with the age of miracles, and that all of the tongue-speaking of this generation is spurious. (14:3) Love isn"t placed in opposition to the gifts, but rather, love opens up the true way for the proper exercise of every spiritual and natural gift. To prophesy is to speak God’s message by inspiration. Follow after love — Namely, that love, the nature, necessity, and excellence of which are shown at large in the preceding chapter; pursue this, which far exceeds all extraordinary gifts, with zeal, vigour, courage, patience, otherwise you will neither attain nor keep it. It reminds us constantly of our dependence on God. but rather — “but chiefly that ye may prophesy” (speak and exhort under inspiration) (Proverbs 29:18; Acts 13:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:20), whether as to future events, that is, strict prophecy, or explaining obscure parts of Scripture, especially the prophetical Scriptures or illustrating and setting forth questions of Christian doctrine and practice. note on 1 Corinthians 1:10, also Bm[2019], pp. 5 Questions About Speaking In Tongues. Tongues inferior to prophecy, as less building-up the Church. Especially necessary when we remember that "without love", the most talented and gifted among the people of God, amount to nothing in God"s estimation. But rather that ye may prophesy; but rather, or principally that you may be able to reveal the mind and will of God unto others. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to 1 Corinthians 14:1. “Follow after the Divine love, and seek earnestly the spiritual gifts but that you prophecy.” The love parenthesis having been interjected in the middle of the grand exposition of spiritual gifts, as a profitable reminder of the transcendent importance of the graces, even surpassing that of the gifts, he now resumes the disquisition on the gifts, exhorting us to run after the Divine love, because we are bound to have it or lose our own soul, but at the same time to “covet earnestly” the spiritual gifts, that we may be able to stand on the battlefield victoriously, and at the same time win others for God; and not only make sure of Heaven, but when we get there not be empty handed. И сделав из вышесказанного вывод, что там, где любви не отводят главенствующего места, нельзя достичь истинного преимущества, Павел показывает, сколь глупо тщеславие коринфян, делающее напрасными их надежды и пожелания. The present imperative implies continuous action, "keep on pursuing love."" [5] Adam Clarke, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: Carlton and Porter, 1831), Vol. Дабы коринфяне не возразили, что презирать дары Божии значит оскорблять Бога, апостол упреждает эту мысль и свидетельствует: у него нет намерения отваживать их даже от тех даров, которыми они злоупотребляли. ÷1 CORINTHIANS 14:1-5. [Bengel]. Farther, possessing that gift in the manner of an habit which they could exercise at pleasure, they were exceedingly fond of shewing it in the public assemblies, by speaking often and long in foreign languages, without regarding whether their hearers understood them or not. The genuine gift (at Corinth) was never exercised by Paul, who surely had the gift (1 Corinthians 14:18), in public assemblies of the church, at least as far as the record goes, and based upon his stated refusal to use it at Corinth (1 Corinthians 14:6ff). Superiority of Prophecy over Tongues. The apostle propounds to the Corinthians a threefold object: charity, spiritual gifts, and prophecy. The person whom the Holy Spirit leads, acts in love. 1 Corinthians 14, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a … Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. Follow after charity, and desire spiritual, in a higher degree, however, than for the other gifts of the Spirit. Поскольку Павел осуждает показные дары (12:31) и возвышение друг над другом (12:14-25), кто-то мог бы подумать, что от даров лучше отказаться во имя единства церкви. speaking in an unknown tongue to you of another foreign country. The object of this chapter is to show them that the ability to speak in a plain, clear, instructive manner, so as to edify the church and convince sinners, was a more valuable endowment than the power of working miracles, or the power of speaking foreign languages. (), "It must be borne in mind that Paul is discussing these two gifts (prophecy and tongues) in relation to assembly worship. 5-Day Commentary Challenge - 1 Corinthians 13-14 . "[4] It should be remembered, however, that the disappearance of apostolic miracles has removed the necessity of confusion with regard to tongue-speaking. But rather that you may prophesy.'. 14 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. However, the overwhelming certainty presses upon us that the visible tongues of Corinth were totally sinful and contrary to the will of God, being either: (1) a prostitution of a private gift for public glory in the case of the true gift, or (2) a sensational orgiastic counterfeit demonstration having no connection whatever with the Holy Spirit. charity = love, as in 1 Corinthians 13:1. desire = covet earnestly, as in 1 Corinthians 12:31. spiritual. And desire spiritual gifts - I do not forbid you, while you make the possession of love your great object, and while you do not make the desire of spiritual gifts the occasion of envy or strife, to desire the miraculous endowments of the Spirit and to seek to excel in those endowments which he imparts; see the note at 1 Corinthians 12:31. , “but (continue to) covet the spiritual (gifts)”: P. resumes 1 Corinthians 12:31 (see note, also on 1 Corinthians 12:1). Christians could ask for gifts and perhaps request specific gifts, but like all prayer requests, "yes" answers were based on God's will ( 1 John 5:14). 1 Corinthians 14:1. διώκετε, follow after) This word implies more than ζηλοῦτε, emulously desire, here, and in 1 Corinthians 14:12; 1 Corinthians 14:39; 1 Corinthians 12:31.— μᾶλλον, rather) in preference to tongues. 8:1; 12:1; 16:1). 1. 1. 3. It was not enough that the prayers and praises should be spiritual, they must be intelligible; otherwise those who were unlearned could not join in them, 1 Corinthians 14:15-17. 1 Corinthians 14:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Corinthians 14:1, NIV: "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy." 1. This is meant by the phrase so frequent in the writings of the New Testament, of sitting at the right hand of God (Mk. Затем говорит: ревнуйте о духовных, то есть, не пренебрегайте никаким даром; ибо я предписываю вам усердствовать во всем, лишь бы первенство вы отдавали пророчеству. The object of Paul here is, to show that it was really an endowment of less value, and should be less desired by Christians than the gift of prophetic instruction, or the ability to edify the church in language intelligible and understood by all, under the immediate influences of the Holy Spirit. 1-corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. Слово «вы» подчеркивает общее желание церкви. Paul was discussing spiritual gifts and he was thinking of multiple gifts (in the Greek text the word spiritual is expressed with the plural). It is plain from the present chapter that the Corinthians measured the worth of the several spiritual gifts not so much from their power to edify the church, as from their adaptedness to strike the beholders with wonder. But why should we seek that which is in the sovereign hands of God? The God I Never Knew. Follow after charity; earnestly seek the attainment of it.--Prophesy. 1 Many of these simply involve spelling changes. In addition to pursuing love, the Corinthians were to "desire" (zeloo), a present tense verb, "spiritual gifts." 1) Ревнуйте о дарах духовных (ревнуйте о духовных). Comp 1 Corinthians 15:20; Colossians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 4:14. καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐξεγερεῖ (978) ] The bodily change in the case of those still alive at the time of the Parousia ( 1 Corinthians 15:51 ; 2 Corinthians 5:2-4 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:15 ff.) To prophesy is the greatest gift; it is so, as we see afterwards, because it makes us useful to our brethren; therefore it is to be striven for rather than any other gift. 1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. Observe, 2. I Corinthians 12:27-31 God Assigns Spiritual Gifts. in general: i.e. Next he mentions spiritual gifts: such were the gift of tongues, the gift of miracles, the gift of healing, and lastly, prophecy, by which we are to understand an ordinary set course of preaching, interpreting and opening the holy scriptures, which contain a revelation of God's mind and will. Acts 18 gives us Follow after charity] διωκετε, follow it hot-foot, as they say; pursue and practise it. 4. But to true evangelical faith nothing is impossible. The apostle having so highly commended charity, or love, in the preceding chapter, presses here to an eager pursuit after it; that is, to an exercise of it, and after those things which make for it, and will serve to maintain and increase it: and everything he has said in praise of it before serves as an argument, or reason, to follow hard after it, with an eagerness used in hunting, and with such violence as persecutors express in pursuing and laying hold on those they seek after, to which there is an allusion in the word here used: and desire spiritual gifts: for though he had given charity the preference to them, he did not mean that they should despise and neglect them, or treat them with indifference, and be unconcerned about them; but, on the other hand, that they should be very zealous for them, ambitious of them, and earnestly covet them; since being rightly used and kept in their proper place, they were greatly beneficial and profitable to the churches of Christ, and the glory of God: but rather that ye may prophesy: of all the gifts of the Spirit, the apostle prefers prophesying, and recommends this to the Corinthians, as what they should be chiefly desirous of, and more desirous of than of speaking with tongues, which many among them were so very fond of: by which he means, not so much the gift of foretelling future events, though there was such a gift bestowed on some persons in those times, and, in certain cases, was very profitable to the churches; but a gift of preaching the word, or explaining the prophecies of the Old Testament, and of praying and singing of psalms, all which, as appears from some following parts of this chapter, were included in it; and that not in an ordinary, but in an extraordinary way; a person possessed of this gift could at once, without the use of means, or help of study, preach the word, and open the more difficult parts of Scripture; he had an extraordinary gift of prayer, which he could make use of when he pleased, and at once compose and deliver out a psalm, or hymn, in the public congregation. Submitted by admin on Fri, 2009-08-28 16:18. Comp. I Corinthians 14:1-9 Preoccupation with Tongues. () **Talent never can make up for a poor attitude. 2. 1. They should learn wisdom from the experience of the Hebrews. However, there is another force operative in the tongue-speakings of post-apostolic times, and that is satanic instigation. Greek. Special directions for the conduct of public worship, 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. The Apostle Paul spent 18 months there on his Second Missionary Journey and established a church there. It is the conviction of this writer that nothing in the history of the church has been any more misunderstood than this chapter. The interpretation of particular passages must, therefore, be controlled by these facts. Chrysostom, Theodoret, and Theophylac. This chapter may be divided into two sections. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace." 22:69), on the right hand of the throne of God (Heb. And desire Translate 'Yet (as a secondary aim) desire zealously spiritual gifts with prayer and in And desire. Now in a context where the emphasis will be on the activity of the Spirit in the community at worship, he says, "eagerly desire the things of the Spirit [ta pneumatika]."" 1 Corinthians. Ревнуйте о дарах духовных (ревнуйте о духовных). Значит, коринфяне будут хорошо и правильно использовать духовные дары, если между ними станет процветать любовь. Some think, by foretelling things to come; but that is not very probable, such an ability of prophesying being given but to few under the New Testament: it is therefore more probable, that he speaketh of an ability to open the Scriptures, either by immediate revelation, (as to which they could use no means but prayer and a holy life), or by ordinary meditation, and study of the Scriptures. The Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (2:101) said in 1 Corinthians 14:1 desire means the "desire to attain goals or to be devoted to someone." [2] Billy Graham, as quoted in Christianity Today (Washington, D.C.: Today's Publications, Inc., 1976), Vol. Love is the “best of all,” even greater than faith and hope! На первое место он ставит пророчество. But if, when they assembled, all the speakers spoke so as to be understood, and under the influence of the Spirit, then men would be convinced and converted, and God glorified, 1 Corinthians 14:23-25. (1 Corinthians 14:1), Follow after love ... seems to connect with what was said in 1 Corinthians 13. On the meaning of the word "prophesy," see the note at Romans 11:6. MacKnight (p191) noted how the Corinthians seem to have "erred in their opinion of the comparative excellence of the spiritual gifts; and had been guilty of great irregularities in the exercise of these gifts. (a) What prophecy is he shows in the third verse. Certainly, he didn't do it in church assemblies. Now he assigns the first place to prophecy. That the word tongues in this connection, as already proved, means languages. And fancying themselves the most honourable of all the spiritual men, because their gift was habitual, they claimed the privilege of speaking in the public assemblies preferably to others; whereby some who were better qualified to edify the church, were often obliged to be silent.". 1. From the analogy of musical instruments. As noted in the commentary on, the Holy Spirit "distributed" gifts to specific people, so the Corinthians could not control what gifts they received. Superiority of prophecy over tongues. The general subject of the first part of this chapter (1Corinthians 14:1-25) is the Gift of Tongues, and is thus dealt with:— I.PROPHECY IS SUPERIOR TO THE GIFT OF TONGUES ( 1Corinthians 14:2-11 ) Because (1)Tongues are the means of communion between the individual and God, whereas prophecy is communion with other men ( 1Corinthians 14:2-3 ). James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. τὰ πνευματικά] as in 1 Corinthians 12:1, the gifts of the Spirit generally, not merely the glossolalia (Billroth, Ewald, comp. He points out the great Advantage of ministering in the congregation in a Language suited to the Hearers. was written, new revelations suited to the new dispensation were given 1 Corinthians 14:29; 1 Corinthians 14:30. Our modern preaching is the successor of prophecy, but without the inspiration. That is, declare or expound the mysteries of faith. Acts 18 The two gifts specially in the apostle's mind were the gift of speaking with tongues, and that of prophecy, i.e. And as what is intelligible is evidently superior, with a view to edification, to what is not so, he concludes without hesitation for the superiority of prophecy, and even for the exclusion of glossolalia, unless there be some way of rendering it intelligible. Поскольку отсутствие любви было коренной проблемой в Коринфской церкви, только что описанная праведная любовь должна была стать для них предметом особенно ревностного и внимательного поиска. Barclay also observed this and suggested how it comes about: The phenomenon called tongue-speaking can be faked; this writer has seen it faked; and the simple truth is that anybody can fake it. The gift of tongues, however, as it was the most striking and remarkable, and probably the most rare, was most highly prized and coveted. The preceding chapter is parenthetical, and the Apostle here returns to the subject with which he had been immediately occupied before he branched off into that great Psalm of Love. 2 For further information on some of the textual problems in 1 Corinthians 12-14, see Bruce M. Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (Stuttgart: United Bible Societies, 1971), 562-67.He deals with 12:9; 13:3, 13; 14:19; 14:26, 34-35, 37-40. The object of Paul here is, to show that it was really an endowment of less value, and should be less desired by Christians than the gift of prophetic instruction, or the ability to edify the church in language intelligible and understood by all, under the immediate influences of the Holy Spirit. Today Christians must still pursue love as well as seek a close acquaintance with what has replaced them (the New Testament). 1 Corinthians 14:12-20 All gifts should be referred to edification. This encouragement, however, came with some guidelines (rules). 1.Follow after love—Which all are able to attain, and which is the ordinary, central, permanent grace of the Church. But love opens the true way to everything else! 4-15. Thayer's definition for this word in this verse is "to desire earnestly, pursue." Follow after charity; that love to God and your brethren, concerning which I have been speaking so much, as preferable to all common gifts, follow that with your utmost diligence, as the persecutors follow you; for it is the same word that is ordinarily used to signify the violent prosecution of persecutors, though it be applied also to things which we ought eagerly to follow, Romans 9:31 14:19. There are many things also in this chapter which it is not easy to understand on any theory of the nature of the gift. It is wholly God's free gift and wrought by God and yet men are to seek it and respond to it because that is the human side of the way in which God does things. “Pursue love”—follow intently this (1 Corinthians 12:31 b: see note): (see parls. [2019] A. Buttmann’s Grammar of the N.T. Follow after charity - as your chief aim, seeing it is "the greatest" (1 Corinthians 13:13). Gordon Fee, in his commentary on I Corinthians (New International Commentary) also asserts that Paul did not write vv. An act of election and choice: Choose rather that ye may prophesy, or clearly understand the mind of God yourselves, and have an ability to expound and explain it to others; this will bring most glory to God, most profit to his church, and most comfort to yourselves. (; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-20; 1 Timothy 4:14) After all, God gave them for a reason, and they had great benefit for the church when exercised properly. 8:34; Col. 3:1 etc. The second half of the chapter (verses26-40) contains rules about spiritual gifts. One of the especially interesting words in this opening verse is "follow" (dioko), a present tense verb. Follow charity close, as the hunter doth his prey, or as the persecutor doth the martyr, that will hide or escape if he can. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Corinth was an important and wealthy city on the isthmus (narrow strip of land) separating Northern and Southern Greece. Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, &c.— Or, pursue, &c. St. Paul,in this chapter, concludes his answer to the Corinthians concerning spiritual men and their gifts; and having told them that those were most to be preferred which tended most to edification, and particularly shewn that prophesy was to be preferred to tongues, he gave them directions for the decent, orderly, and profitable exercise of their gifts in their assemblies. Paul may have been saying the Corinthians needed multiple gifts, or he may have been describing all the gifts the Holy Spirit was able to give. [1] S. Lewis Johnson, Jr., Wycliffe Commentary (Chicago: Moody Press, 1971), p. 634. Our modern preaching is the successor of prophecy, but without the inspiration. They are a sign of judgment, as the unknown tongues of the Assyrians were in Isaiah’s day. ], 1 Corinthians 14:1. 14:23 "if" This is another third class conditional sentence (cf. Metz said, "It was difficult to distinguish the valid gift (of tongues) ... from an invalid expression of personal exultation. This verse sums up what Paul had just written about love, and it resumes the thought in 1 Corinthians 12:31 by restating that exhortation. !” Yet love does not replace the spiritual gifts. Instead of follow, we may read, pursue. Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. Commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 (Read 1 Corinthians 14:1-5) Prophesying, that is, explaining Scripture, is compared with speaking with tongues. Because the Corinthians did not have a completed New Testament, they were encouraged to seek spiritual gifts (see again the commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:8-13). 1 Corinthians 14:21,22 Tongues are of use for the conviction of unbelievers. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. Follow after charity — as your first and chief aim, seeing that it is “the greatest” (1 Corinthians 13:13). The Apostle is discoursing in this Chapter, on Spiritual Gifts, and Prophecy. And especially let them desire that they might prophesy. The object of this chapter is to show them that the ability to speak in a plain, clear, instructive manner, so as to edify the church and convince sinners, was a more valuable endowment than the power of working miracles, or the power of speaking foreign languages. It is the conviction here that the genuine gift to the Corinthians was precisely that, a demonstration of tongues for personal edification, not in the sense of learning anything, but as proof that he who had it enjoyed possession of the Holy Spirit. Действительно, поскольку эти дары даны ради пользы Церкви, порочность людей не может сделать их излишними или вредными. This erroneous judgment the apostle now proceeds to correct. One can only be amazed at the near-universal acceptance of the idea that what those Corinthians were doing was actually CAUSED by the Holy Spirit! Werner Bible Commentary "For freedom Christ has freed us" — Galatians 5:1. The reason for this preference is given in what follows. An act of emulation; dzeyldte, Desire earnestly spiritual gifts. This mingling of the true (even though perverted as to purpose and use) tongues with the false is evidently the reason for Paul's tenderness in dealing with this sin. Covet spiritual gifts. The Greek paints a picture of “hunters in the chase.” “Strive for love with every means in your power!! the gift of speaking as the organ of the Spirit in a manner adapted to instruct and edify the hearer. On the phrase “spiritual gifts,” see the note at 1 Corinthians 12:1. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Prophētēs), that the prophets were distinguished from the teachers (, didaskaloi), “in that, while the latter spoke in a calm, connected, didactic discourse adapted to instruct and enlighten the hearers, the prophet spoke more from the impulse of sudden inspiration, from the light of a sudden revelation at the moment (. is preferred before speaking with tongues. τ. ἀγάπ. Those who pursue love will always edify others around them, whether they have a spiritual gift or not! And desire spiritual gifts - I do not forbid you, while you make the possession of love your great object, and while you do not make the desire of spiritual gifts the occasion of envy or strife, to desire the miraculous endowments of the Spirit and to seek to excel in those endowments which he imparts; see the note at 1 Corinthians 12:31. λ.] 1 Corinthians 14:39,40 An exhortation to use each gift freely, but with. It was mere childishness in the Corinthians to be so delighted with a gift which they could not turn to any practical account, 1 Corinthians 14:20. also Rückert), which first comes in at 1 Corinthians 14:2, and that with a definite designation. Translate, 'Yet (as a secondary aim) desire zealously spiritual gifts, with prayer and in submission to the Spirit's will' (1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Corinthians 12:31, note); not with "envy" (the same Greek, 1 Corinthians 13:4) of another's gifts. For he tacitly reproves the want of love, as appearing in this — that they had hitherto abused their gifts, and, inferring from what goes before, that where they do not assign to love the chief place, they do not take the right road to the attainment of true excellence, he shows them how foolish their ambition is, which frustrates their hopes and desires. Ver. 1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. (1 Corinthians 14:39) "But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way." A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of 1 Corinthians. Love is the “best of all,” even greater than faith and hope! That this gift should be specially connected with prophesying, as in Acts 19:6, "they spake with tongues and prophesied," and elsewhere, is to be explained from the fact that all speaking under divine, supernatural influence, was included under the head of prophesying; and as all who spake with tongues "spake as the Spirit gave them utterance," in the wide sense of the word they all prophesied. The same truth might be spoken by both; the influence of the Spirit was equally necessary in both; both were inspired; and both answered important ends in the establishment and edification of the church. In the first twenty-five verses Paul demonstrated the superiority of prophecy over tongue speaking. "This clause belongs to the preceding chapter."[5]. —Which are for the few, and are transient. ζηλοῦτε δὲ κ. τ. The genuine gift had to be either identical with that of Pentecost, or a far lesser thing given for the encouragement of individuals and to be used privately (1 Corinthians 14:4). Keith Simons. ), on the right hand of power (Mk. The former refers to something indispensable, the latter to a faculty which is simply desirable; see on 1 Corinthians 12:31. Скорее, напротив, он хвалит стремление к этим дарам, и хочет, чтобы они имели место в Церкви. The same truth might be spoken by both; the influence of the Spirit was equally necessary in both; both were inspired; and both answered important ends in the establishment and edification of the church. ζηλοῦτε, ἵνα … as the aim of your ζῆλος). but rather—"but chiefly that ye may prophesy" (speak and exhort under inspiration) (Pr 29:18; Ac 13:1; 1Th 5:20), whether as to future events, that is, strict prophecy, or explaining obscure parts of Scripture, especially the prophetical Scriptures or illustrating and setting forth questions of Christian doctrine and practice. Chapter 12, described the gifts and the Body; Chapter 13. the love which alone gives ministry of gift any value; Chapter 14. regulates the ministry of gift in the primitive, apostolic assembly of saints. (Gr. 1 Corinthians 14:26-33 Rules for the orderly exercise of spiritual gifts in. For by that they will benefit most their fellow believers. That they were of different relative importance. The N.T. In certain situations, various gifts were "greater" than others. In the comment on 1 Corinthians 12:10, reasons have already been presented for adhering to the common view, that the gift of tongues, of which the apostle here speaks, was the gift miraculously conferred, of speaking in foreign languages. (Challoner) --- To prophesy, in its proper signification, is to foretell things to come: it sometimes is to expound the obscure places in other prophets; and sometimes it is to preach the word of God. The gift of tongues, however, as it was the most striking and remarkable, and probably the most rare, was most highly prized and coveted. Instead of ἵνα, that, Paul might have put simply: "Especially desire prophecy." Follow after love (διωκετε την αγαπην — diōkete tēn agapēn). This letter is either lost or it may be in 2 Corinthians6:14–7:1. prophet was not merely a preacher, but an inspired preacher, through whom, until the N.T. This gift, like all the infancy-age miracles, ceased. 1 Corinthians 14:1-40. But love opens the true way to everything else! "Follow after love"-"As if a veritable chase." It has been produced by people who earnestly desire to do it, and who have been led to believe it is Scriptural because of the inaccurate and misleading words in many of the "translations" of the New Testament in vogue today. 13; while the figurative διώκ. 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