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1 Corinthians 14:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, spirits of prophets, unto prophets, do submit themselves;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the spirits of the Prophets are subiect to the Prophets.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For the spirit of the prophets to the prophets is subject.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For the spirit of the prophets is subject to the prophets.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the spirits 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
of the prophets 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
are subject 5293
{5293} Prime
ὑποτάσσω
hupotasso
{hoop-ot-as'-so}
From G5259 and G5021; to subordinate; reflexively to obey.
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
to the prophets. 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 14:32

_ _ And — following up the assertion in 1 Corinthians 14:31, “Ye can (if ye will) prophesy one by one,” that is, restrain yourselves from speaking all together; “and the spirits of the prophets,” that is, their own spirits, acted on by the Holy Spirit, are not so hurried away by His influence, as to cease to be under their own control; they can if they will hear others, and not demand that they alone should be heard uttering communications from God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 14:26-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 14:32

For the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets — But what enthusiast considers this? The impulses of the Holy Spirit, even in men really inspired, so suit themselves to their rational faculties, as not to divest them of the government of themselves, like the heathen priests under their diabolical possession. Evil spirits threw their prophets into such ungovernable ecstasies, as forced them to speak and act like madmen. But the Spirit of God left his prophets the clear use of their judgment, when, and how long, it was fit for them to speak, and never hurried them into any improprieties either as to the matter, manner, or time of their speaking.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 14:32

And the (t) spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

(t) The doctrine which the prophets bring, who are inspired with God's Spirit.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Corinthians 14:29-30 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. ... If [any thing] be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
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. ... And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.
1 Samuel 19:19-24 And it was told Saul, saying, Behold, David [is] at Naioth in Ramah. ... And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, [Is] Saul also among the prophets?
2 Kings 2:3 And the sons of the prophets that [were] at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know [it]; hold ye your peace.
2 Kings 2:5 And the sons of the prophets that [were] at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know [it]; hold ye your peace.
Job 32:8-11 But [there is] a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. ... Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But [his word] was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not [stay].
Acts 4:19-20 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. ... For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
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1S 10:10; 19:19. 2K 2:3, 5. Jb 32:8. Jr 20:9. Ac 4:19. 1Co 14:29. 1Jn 4:1.

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