Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man has his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
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.
As every man has received a gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and strengthened them.
And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established;
That in every thing you are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that you might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helpers, administrators, various kinds of tongues.
But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convicted of all, he is judged of all:
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the others judge.
For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man has, and not according to what he has not.
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Let us therefore, as many as would be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything you be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.