Romans 12:6
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English Standard Version
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

King James Bible
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

American Standard Version
And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having different gifts, according to the grace that is given us, either prophecy, to be used according to the rule of faith;

English Revised Version
And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;

Webster's Bible Translation
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Weymouth New Testament
But since we have special gifts which differ in accordance with the diversified work graciously entrusted to us, if it is prophecy, let the prophet speak in exact proportion to his faith;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Prophecy

See on prophet, Luke 7:26. In the New Testament, as in the Old, the prominent idea is not prediction, but the inspired delivery of warning, exhortation, instruction, judging, and making manifest the secrets of the heart. See 1 Corinthians 14:3, 1 Corinthians 14:24, 1 Corinthians 14:25. The New-Testament prophets are distinguished from teachers, by speaking under direct divine inspiration.

Let us prophesy

Not in the Greek.

According to the proportion of faith (κατὰ τὴν ἀναλογίαν τῆς πίστεως)

Ἁναλογία proportion, occurs only here in the New Testament. In classical Greek it is used as a mathematical term. Thus Plato: "The fairest bond is that which most completely fuses and is fused into the things which are bound; and proportion (ἀναλογία) is best adapted to effect such a fusion" ("Timaeus," 31). "Out of such elements, which are in number four, the body of the world was created in harmony and proportion" ("Timaeus," 32). Compare "Politicus," 257. The phrase here is related to the measure of faith (Romans 12:3). It signifies, according to the proportion defined by faith. The meaning is not the technical meaning expressed by the theological phrase analogy of faith, sometimes called analogy of scripture, i.e., the correspondence of the several parts of divine revelation in one consistent whole. This would require ἡ πίστις the faith, to be taken as the objective rule of faith, or system of doctrine (see on Acts 6:7), and is not in harmony with Romans 12:3, nor with according to the grace given. Those who prophesy are to interpret the divine revelation "according to the strength, clearness, fervor, and other qualities of the faith bestowed upon them; so that the character and mode of their speaking is conformed to the rules and limits which are implied in the proportion of their individual degree of faith" (Meyer).

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then.

Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established;

1 Corinthians 1:5-7 That in every thing you are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge...

1 Corinthians 4:6,7 And these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes...

1 Corinthians 12:4-11,28-31 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith...

1 Peter 4:10,11 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...

differing according.

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think...

whether.

Matthew 23:34 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify...

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh...

Acts 11:27,28 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch...

Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger...

Acts 15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brothers with many words, and confirmed them.

Acts 21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

1 Corinthians 12:10,28 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues...

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith...

1 Corinthians 14:1,3-5,24,29,31,32 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy...

Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.

according to the proportion.

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think...

Acts 18:24-28 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus...

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing you be otherwise minded...

Cross References
Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Romans 12:3
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.

1 Corinthians 4:7
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

1 Corinthians 7:7
I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

1 Corinthians 12:4
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 12:10
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

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