The important and critical verse is Acts 2:6 in this passage of v1 - 13.
Acts 2:6 - And when this sound happened, the assembled multitude was
bewildered because they were hearing them speaking, each one, in his
own dialect. (My translation)
But first some background.
Three times in this passage, Luke uses a variant of the same verb, πληρόω (pléroó) ...
If you are suggesting that the "discerning" or "distinguishing" of spirits in verse 10 refers to something along the lines of divination, I don't believe that this is how the verse was understood. It simply means the ability to discern false teachers and false prophets.
John Chrysostom, a 4th century Greek, explains the verse:
What is discerning of ...
Ignorance is what will cease.
The “ἐκ μέρους” means that we live and operate within the present where partial knowledge prevails. We only know in part (“ἐκ μέρους”), which is why gifts such as knowledge (and/or the supernatural communication of that knowledge through foreign languages) helps to mitigate ignorance.
In other words, the spiritual gift of ...
Grammatically, 1 Corinthians 13:9 is ambiguous enough that Paul could be referring to the parts of the body of Christ ("individually"). However, the context makes it clear that this is not the case and that he has the more common meaning of "partially" in mind.
In chapter 12 of 1 Corinthians, Paul first lists a number of ...
There seems to be no theological consensus as to what Paul meant by 'perfect', in 1 Corinthians 13:10. For example:
Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers: That which is perfect.—This verse shows, by the emphatic “then,” that the time when the gifts shall cease is the end of this dispensation. The imperfect shall not cease until the perfect is brought in....
The operative word translated "anger" in 1 Sam 11:6 is אַף = "nostril" or "nose".
To understand this, one must recall that Hebrew has no abstract nouns like "anger" and so must represent abstract entities with concrete nouns. This same word אַף also occurs in many places such as: Gen 2:7, 3:19 (sweat of your nose), 7:...
Anger is not listed as the fruit (singular) of the Spirit that Christians cultivate, namely: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22). However, the Spirit of God is unique.
The Spirit of God was involved in creation (Genesis 1:1-2).
When Samuel anointed David the Spirit of God came upon David ...
Earlier in the same book, we have 1 Corinthians 8:3
English Standard Version
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.
1 Corinthians 13:
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
I.e., fully known by God. I believe Paul is expressing the idea of seeing God ...
When shall we see Jesus "face to face"? The simplest direct answer is found in Rev 22:3, 4 -
No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb
will be within the city, and His servants will worship Him. They
will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
To be with Jesus is the primary reward of the saved saints ...
1. Question Restatement :
What is the Perfect in 1 Corinthians 13:10 referring to?
2. The Answer :
The Perfect is the completed Word that is totally sufficient to help Believers to live thoroughly furnished unto all good works as Jesus commanded to be perfect. The Word and indwelling Spirit is His enablement to us toward that end. James advises ...
Surely the preceding verses give sufficient context?
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is ...
This isn't really a helpful way of thinking about prepositions, nor does it understand the syntax of ἐκ μέρους in this setting.
(1) Prepositions. They are "grammatical words" and don't bear typical semantic content. They indicate relationships between other elements in an utterance. Consider this comparison of English and German, all completing the part ...
If we dissect what is transpiring and the reasons why, maybe we could arrive at an answer to your question.
Praying intelligibly occurs when the soulish part of man is engaged in prayer. This takes place in the mind. The mind can process the words both to understand and to speak.
“What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind ...
Your question is, "Does responsible exegesis of the bolded text (taking into account the larger context of the text, Paul's allusions to the OT, etc.) necessarily proves the radical Continuationist view that the 3 miraculous gifts mentioned in 1 Cor 13:8 (prophecy, speaking in tongue, and word of knowledge) are meant for all Christians in every age (...
THE COMPLETE FACE (PRESENCE) of JESUS CHRIST.
1 Corinthians 13:10.
But when that which is perfect (τὸ τέλειον) is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face (πρόσωπον): now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
τὸ τέλειον at verse 10, ...
I think the problem with suggesting 'ἐκ μέρους' is implying a part of a specific 'body' as referenced in 1 Corinthians 12:27 is firstly that there is no such mention of any 'body' in the context of the sentence:
ἐκ μέρους γὰρ γινώσκομεν καὶ ἐκ μέρους προφητεύομεν· ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ τὸ τέλειον, τὸ ἐκ μέρους καταργηθήσεται.
It is the latter half of this chunk ...
1 Corinthians 13:10 - What does “The Perfect” Refer to?
Paul did not mean the completed Word of God.
Paul had no use for a New Testament other than to tell the Gentile church, in Greek, what the Hebrew apostles knew and were teaching from the Old Testament. He had been taught by Jesus, and most of the NT was his own writing. Also it was not collected as a ...
8 the love never falls. but whether prophecies, they will be rendered idle; whether tongues, they will stop; whether knowledge, it will be rendered idle. 9 for we know out of part and out of part we prophesy; 10 but when the finished thing should come, the one out of part will be rendered idle. 11 when I was young, I was speaking as young, I was thinking as ...
It's possible Paul is encouraging the Corinthian church as a whole, rather than individually, to desire the greater gifts. In other words, to desire, pray for, and seek individuals with prophetic and teaching gifts. Lord, raise up someone among us with the gift of prophecy.
I'd like to suggest that there is a cultural aspect to the Acts 2 Pentecost event that we often overlook that has to do with speaking and hearing. This answer cannot be deduced from the text alone. You would have to understand the culture into which the event happened and what the greater message is.
The message, in part, is that through the death, ...
The only meaning that can be given to the words you quote, 1 Corinthians 14: 18-19 (without any further information being available) is that Paul is saying that he preached the gospel to many people in different countries in their own language.
But, in the church, he speaks intelligibly, to those present.
Else, he would not be understood.
Anyone who, in the ...
The answer to this question, "What did the apostle Paul use the gift of tongues for?" is explicitly answered several times in 1 Cor 14, namely:
V22 - Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers. Prophecy, however, is for believers, not for unbelievers. [That is, Paul used the gift of tonges to reach new people who did not ...
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1431: A (free) gift, a gift (without repayment). From doron; a gratuity.
Article - ...
We should immediately distinguish between:
The Gift [ δωρεά singular] of the Holy Spirit as per Acts 2:38, 5:32, 10:45, Heb 6:4, etc. This is the miraculous power and work of the Holy Spirit Himself in the life of the Christian follower of Jesus. Rom 8:9
The Gifts [χάρισμα plural] of the Holy Spirit as per, Heb 2:4, 1 Cor 12:4, 8, 9, 11, 14:12, etc. The ...
Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God [Θεοῦ genitive] with money!
In this case, the gift of God means a gift from God and the gift is not God himself.
Romans 13 would seem to suggest that faith and hope will pass away and charity will remain.
Thus it is the greatest of the three.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. [KJV]
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; ...
Are the "mysteries in the Spirit that no one understands" still interpretable provided that someone with the gift of interpretation of tongues hears the utterances and interprets them?
Yes, but only if an interpreter is enabled by the Holy Spirit to do so.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will ...
Is anger a fruit of the Spirit? I don't think so.
To be sure, I'm offering a New Testament interpretation of an Old Testament text.
Fruit of the Spirit
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance...(Galatians 5:22-23)
Contrast this with Paul's comments on the works of the flesh:
You are making the assumption that there was none! In fact, an analysis of the text would show that there was some interpretation of tongues going, at least to some extent. For example, see In Acts 2:6, was the miracle in the speaking or the hearing at Pentecost?
There are two separate gifts being discussed in 1 Cor 14 as far as tongues are concerned: