1 Cor 14:32 (Revised Version)
and the spirits (πνεύματα) of the prophets (προφητῶν) are subject to the prophets;
What is the meaning of:
- spirits of the prophets
- subject to the prophets
in this verse?
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1 Corinthians 14:
29 Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. 30And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. 31For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. 32The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
Paul did not want disorderly behaviors during the worship service, particularly from the so-called prophets. The prophets should be able to control their spirits to behave orderly.