Bible verses about "discerning of spirits" | Anderson
8 For to one is given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit; 9 to another, faith, by the same Spirit; to another, gifts of healing, by the same Spirit; 10 to another, the working of mighty deeds; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues.
1 But concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant. 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to those dumb idols, as you might be led. 3 For this reason, I make known to you, that no one, speaking by the Spirit of God, calls Jesus accursed: and no one can say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord; 6 and there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who makes them all effectual in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one, for the good of all. 8 For to one is given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit; 9 to another, faith, by the same Spirit; to another, gifts of healing, by the same Spirit; 10 to another, the working of mighty deeds; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues. 11 But all these, the one and the same Spirit makes effectual, distributing to each, respectively, as he wills. 12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we all were immersed into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and we all have been made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say: Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body, is it, for this reason, no part of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say: Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body, is it, for this reason, no part of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now God has placed the members, each of them, in the body, as it has pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now there are many members, but one body. 21 The eye can not say to the hand: I have no need of you; or again, the head to the feet: I have no need of you. 22 But much more are those members of the body necessary, which seem to be more feeble. 23 And those members of the body, which, we think, are less honorable, around these we place the more abundant honor; and our uncomely members have the more abundant comeliness: 24 for our comely members have no need. But God has so arranged the body, giving more abundant honor to that part which is deficient, 25 that there may be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same anxious care, one for another; 26 and if one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now, you are the body of Christ, and, as individuals, you are members. 28 And God has placed some in the church, first, apostles; secondly, prophets; thirdly, teachers; then mighty deeds; then gifts of healing; helps, governments, kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of mighty deeds? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But seek earnestly the best gifts; and yet I show you a more excellent way.
11 But all these, the one and the same Spirit makes effectual, distributing to each, respectively, as he wills.
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of an gels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I give all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver up my body to be burned, and have not love, I am profited nothing. 4 Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love boasts not; is not vain, 5 does nothing unbecoming, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, 6 rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails; but whether there be gifts of prophecy, they shall have an end; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall have an end. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; 10 but when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part shall have an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I had the mind of a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see through a mirror, obscurely; but then, face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know, even as I am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the great est of these is love.
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit; but prove the spirits, whether they are from God: for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, is from God: 3 and whatever spirit confesses not that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, is not from God: and this is the spirit of antichrist, of which you have heard that it comes, and is now already in the world. 4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because he that is in you, is greater than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: there fore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God: he that knows God, hears us: he that is not of God, does not hear us: by this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
10 to another, the working of mighty deeds; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues.
1 Cultivate love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy. 2 For he that speaks in an unknown tongue, speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands him: but yet in spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he that prophesies speaks to men so as to build them up, to exhort and comfort them. 4 He that speaks in an unknown tongue, edifies himself; but he that prophesies, edifies the church. 5 I am willing, indeed, that you should all speak in tongues, but rather that you should prophesy; for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, in order that the church may receive instruction. 6 Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, in what will I profit you, unless I speak to you by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophecy, or by teaching? 7 And even lifeless instruments, which produce sound, whether pipe or harp, unless they give a distinction in the notes, how shall that which is piped or harped be known? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 9 So, also, unless you, with the tongue, utter words that are intelligible, how shall that which is spoken be known? for you will speak into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without meaning. 11 If, then, I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaks a barbarian; and he that speaks will be a barbarian to me. 12 So, also, do you, since you greatly desire spiritual gifts, seek to excel to the building up of the church. 13 For which reason, let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, the spirit which I have prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What, then, is it? I will pray with the spirit which is given to me, and I will pray with my understanding also. I will sing with the spirit that is given to me, and I will sing with my understanding also. 16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit that is given to you, how will he that occupies the place of the unlearned man say Amen, when you give thanks, since he understands not what you say? 17 For you give thanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all. 19 Yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: yet, in malice, be childlike; but, in understanding, be full-grown men. 21 In the law it is written: Through men of other tongues and other lips will I speak to this people; and not even thus will they hear me, says the Lord. 22 Therefore, tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to those who believe not: but prophecy is not for those who believe not, but for those who believe. 23 If, then, the whole church come together into the same place, and all speak in tongues, and there come in unlearned men, or unbelievers, will they not say that you are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there comes in an unbeliever, or an unlearned man, he is convinced by all, he is examined by all, 25 and the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God, and report that God is really among you. 26 What, then, is it, brethren? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has something to teach, has an unknown tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If any speak in an unknown tongue, let two, or, at most, three, speak at each meeting, and in succession: and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church: but let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge: 30 and if any thing be revealed to one who is sitting by, let the first be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn, and all may be encouraged; 32 and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; 33 for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints. 34 Let your women keep silence in the assemblies; for they ire not permitted to speak; but they must be in subjection, as also says the law. 35 But if they wish to learn any thing,, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in an assembly. 36 Has the word of God come forth from you? or did it come to you only? 37 If any one has the reputation of being a prophet, or spiritual man, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any one be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done with propriety, and in good order.
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit; but prove the spirits, whether they are from God: for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, is from God: 3 and whatever spirit confesses not that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, is not from God: and this is the spirit of antichrist, of which you have heard that it comes, and is now already in the world. 4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because he that is in you, is greater than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: there fore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God: he that knows God, hears us: he that is not of God, does not hear us: by this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God: and every one that loves, has been begotten of God, and knows God. 8 He that loves not, does not know God; for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 In this is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen, and we do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the. world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love which God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love, dwells in God, and God in him. 17 By this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because, as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment: he that fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us. 20 If any man say, I love God, and yet hate his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother, whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from him: That he that loves God, must love his brother also.
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit; but prove the spirits, whether they are from God: for many false prophets have gone out into the world.