1 Corinthians 14:32
New International Version
The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.

New Living Translation
Remember that people who prophesy are in control of their spirit and can take turns.

English Standard Version
and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

Berean Study Bible
The spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

Berean Literal Bible
And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

King James Bible
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

New King James Version
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

New American Standard Bible
and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;

NASB 1995
and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;

NASB 1977
and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;

Amplified Bible
for the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets [the prophecy is under the speaker’s control, and he can stop speaking];

Christian Standard Bible
And the prophets’ spirits are subject to the prophets,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the prophets’ spirits are under the control of the prophets,

American Standard Version
and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the spirit of the Prophet is subject to the Prophet,

Contemporary English Version
A prophet should be willing to stop and let someone else speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

English Revised Version
and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets;

Good News Translation
The gift of proclaiming God's message should be under the speaker's control,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who speak what God has revealed must control themselves.

International Standard Version
The spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets,

Literal Standard Version
and the spiritual gift of prophets are subject to prophets,

NET Bible
Indeed, the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,

New Heart English Bible
The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,

Weymouth New Testament
and the spirits of Prophets yield submission to Prophets.

World English Bible
The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,

Young's Literal Translation
and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Orderly Worship
31For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32 The spirits of prophets are subject to prophets. 33For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace—as in all the churches of the saints.…

Cross References
Acts 13:1
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch), and Saul.

1 Corinthians 14:29
Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said.

1 Corinthians 14:31
For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace--as in all the churches of the saints.

2 Thessalonians 2:2
not to be easily disconcerted or alarmed by any spirit or message or letter seeming to be from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has already come.

Revelation 22:6
Then the angel said to me, "These words are faithful and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants what must soon take place."


Treasury of Scripture

And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

1 Corinthians 14:29,30
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge…

1 Samuel 10:10-13
And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them…

1 Samuel 19:19-24
And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David is at Naioth in Ramah…









(32) The spirits of the prophets . . .--They might have said it was impossible to carry out St. Paul's instructions; that the rushing Spirit of God overcame them--shook them, so that they could not control themselves. To this St. Paul replies (1Corinthians 14:31; see above) that it is not so; that they can prophesy one by one; that the spirits of the prophets are under the control of the prophets.

Verse 32. - And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. Into this golden aphorism St. Paul compresses the whole force of his reasoning. The articles are better omitted: "Spirits of prophets are under the control of prophets." Mantic inspirations, the violent possession which threw sibyls and priestesses into contortions - the foaming lip and streaming hair and glazed or glaring eye - have no place in the self-controlling dignity of Christian inspiration. Even Jewish prophets, in the paroxysm of emotion, might lie naked on the ground and rave (1 Samuel 19:24); but the genuine inspiration in Christian ages never obliterates the self consciousness or overpowers the reason; It abhors the hysteria and simulation and frenzy which have sometimes disgraced revivalism and filled lunatic asylums.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[The] spirits
πνεύματα (pneumata)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

of prophets
προφητῶν (prophētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

are subject
ὑποτάσσεται (hypotassetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5293: From hupo and tasso; to subordinate; reflexively, to obey.

to prophets.
προφήταις (prophētais)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.


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