New Living Translation
Do not scoff at prophecies,
King James Bible
Despise not prophesyings.
Darby Bible Translation
do not lightly esteem prophecies;
World English Bible
Don't despise prophesies.
Young's Literal Translation
prophesyings despise not;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:20 Despise not prophesyings - That is, preaching; for the apostle is not here speaking of extraordinary gifts. It seems, one means of grace is put for all; and whoever despises any of these, under whatever pretence, will surely (though perhaps gradually and almost insensibly) quench the Spirit.
"Misery stole me at my birth And cast me helpless on the wild." The words of this hymn express my condition from my first advent into the world. My mother had overworked before I was born; and, as a result, I suffered bodily affliction from infancy. I was scarely two years old when I began having spasms. My eyes would roll back in my head, I would froth at the mouth, the tendons of my jaws would draw, causing me to bite my cheeks until the blood ran from my mouth, and I would become unconscious. …
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith
Third Sunday after Epiphany
Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man"), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul.
1 Corinthians 11:4
A man dishonors his head if he covers his head while praying or prophesying.
1 Corinthians 14:31
In this way, all who prophesy will have a turn to speak, one after the other, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.
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