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The Purpose of Prophesy

The Purpose of Prophesy

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The Purpose of Prophesy: Exhortation, Edification,and Comfort
1 Corinthians 14:2-4 (New King James Version)
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For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no oneunderstands
him;
however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
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But he whoprophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
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He who speaksin a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
Edification
from Late Latin
aedific re
,
to instruct spiritually 
, from Latin,
to build 
; see
edifice
.]
edify
 
 
edify
 
[ˈedifai]
 to improve the mind or morals of.
n
 
edifi cation
ˈ
 
I told you that piece of news for your edification.adj 
 
edifying
 instructive; morally improving
an edifying lecture.
edify
 
verb
 
Exhortation
 
Verb 1. exhort
- spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered thedemonstrating strikers"pep up, root on, urge on, barrack, urge, inspire, cheer  cheerlead- act as a cheerleader in a sports eventencourage- inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
2. exhort
- force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"urge, urge on, press hurry,rush- urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" push,bear on- press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"advocate, preach - speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer  counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
exhort
 
verb
(
Formal 
)
Comfort

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