Bible verses about "prophesying" | MLV

Isaiah 9:6

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. And the government will be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 1:5

5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you and before you came forth out of the womb I made you holy. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.

Ezekiel 37:4

4 Again he said to me, Prophesy over these bones and say to them, O you* dry bones, hear the word of Jehovah.

1 Corinthians 13:8

8 Love never falls short.
But if there are prophesies, they will be done-away; if there are foreign languages, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done-away.

1 Corinthians 14:33

33 for God is not a God of unrest, but of peace.
As in all the congregations of the holy-ones:

1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Joel 2:28

28 And it will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh and your* sons and your* daughters will prophesy. Your* old men will dream dreams. Your* young men will see visions.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who is practicing the will of my Father, the one in the heavens. 22 Many will be saying to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not: prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and practice many miracles in your name? 23 And then I will confess to them, I never knew you. Depart from me, you who are working lawlessness.

Luke 3:16

16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed immerse you in water, but the mightier one than I is coming, the strap of whose shoes I am not sufficient to loose. He will immerse you in the Holy Spirit, and in fire;

1 Thessalonians 5:20

20 Do not scorn prophesying.

1 Corinthians 14:1-40

1 Pursue love; but yet be zealous for spiritual gifts, but rather in order that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in a foreign language does not speak to men, but to God; for no one hears with understanding, but he speaks mysteries in the spirit. 3 But he who prophesies speaks to men for building up and encouragement and consolation. 4 He who speaks in a foreign language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the congregation. 5 Now I wish for all of you to speak with foreign languages, but more in order that you may prophesy, for greater is he who prophesies than he who speaks with foreign languages, unless he translates, in order that the congregation may receive building up.
6 But brethren, now if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what will I profit you, if I do not speak to you either in revelation or in knowledge or in prophesying or in teaching? 7 Even the lifeless things give forth a voice, whether flute or harp, if they do not give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet also gives an indistinct voice, who will prepare himself for war? 9 So you also, if you do not give distinct speech through the foreign language, how shall it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking to air. 10 If the varieties of foreign voices in the world are so-many, as it may be, and yet none are unintelligible. 11 Therefore if I do not know the power of the voice, I will be a barbarian to the one who speaks with it, and he who speaks will be a barbarian to me. 12 So you also, since you are zealous ones of spiritual gifts, seek in order that you may abound to the building up of the congregation. 13 Hence let the one who speaks in a foreign language pray in order that he may translate.
14 For if I pray in a foreign language, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 Therefore what is it? I will pray with the spirit and I will also pray with the mind. I will sing-praise with the spirit and I will also sing-praise with the mind. 16 Otherwise if you give-thanks with the spirit, how will he who fills the place of the unskilled say the amen upon your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? 17 For you indeed give-thanks well, but the other is not built up. 18 I give-thanks to my God, I speak with foreign languages more than all of you. 19 But in the congregation, I wish to speak five words through my mind in order that I might also instruct others, than ten thousand words in a foreign language.
20 Brethren, do not become children in your mindsets, (but be infants in malice), but become mature in your mindsets. 21 It has been written in the law, ‘I will be speaking to this people in different languages and by other lips, and thus they will not even hear me, says the Lord.’ 22 So-then foreign languages are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to the unbelieving, but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, but to those who believe. 23 Therefore, if the whole congregation comes together in the same place, and if all speak with foreign languages, and if unskilled or unbelieving people come in, will they not be saying that you are insane? 24 But if all prophesy and some unbelieving or unskilled person comes in, he is reproved by all. He is judged by all. 25 And thus, the secret things of his heart become apparent, and so, when he has fallen down upon his face, he will be worshiping God, reporting that God really is among you.
26 Therefore brethren, what is it? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a foreign language, has a translation. Let all things happen for the building up. 27 If anyone speaks in a foreign language, let it be according to two or three at the most and individually, and let one translate. 28 But if there is no translator, let him be silent in the congregation, and let him speak to himself and to God. 29 But let the prophets speak by two or three and let the others discern. 30 But if a prophesy is revealed to another sitting by, let the first be silent. 31 For all of you are able to prophesy, one by one, in order that all may learn and all might be encouraged. 32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; 33 for God is not a God of unrest, but of peace.
As in all the congregations of the holy-ones: 34 let your women be silent in the congregations; for it has not permitted for them to speak, but to be subject, just-as the law also says. 35 And if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands in their own house; for it is shameful for women to speak in a congregation. 36 What? Was it from you that the word of God went forth? Or did it arrive only for you?
37 If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him fully know what I write to you, that they are the commandments from the Lord. 38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
39 So-then brethren, be zealous to prophesy and do not forbid people to speak with foreign languages. 40 But let all things happen decently and according to some order.

1 John 4:1

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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