The Purpose of Prophesy: Exhortation, Edification,and Comfort
1 Corinthians 14:2-4 (New King James Version)
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no oneunderstands
however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
But he whoprophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
He who speaksin a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
from Late Latin
to instruct spiritually
, from Latin,
to improve the mind or morals of.
I told you that piece of news for your edification.adj
instructive; morally improving
an edifying lecture.
,school, teach, inform, guide, improve, educate,nurture, elevate,enlighten, uplift
Verb 1. 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.
, warn, encourage, advise, bid, persuade, prompt,spur ,press,counsel,caution, call
upon, incite,goad, admonish, enjoin,beseech, entreat