'Gift' in the Bible
So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
But if they do not have the gift of continence, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn.
To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight ( the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.
one and the same Spirit operates all these things, dispersing to each one his own gift as he wills.
And by God's appointment there are in the Church--first Apostles, secondly Prophets, thirdly teachers. Then come miraculous powers, and then ability to cure diseases or render loving service, or powers of organization, or varieties of the gift of 'tongues.'
Not all have the gift of healing, do they? Not all speak in foreign languages, do they? Not all interpret, do they?
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 charity, I am nothing.
Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ( the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
Therefore let a man who has the gift of tongues pray for the power of interpreting them.
Otherwise, if you are praising God with your spirit, how can someone without the gift say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?
This shows that the gift of tongues is intended as a sign not to those who believe but to unbelievers, but prophecy is intended not for unbelievers but for those who believe.
or if there is no interpreter, let the man with the gift be silent in the Church, speaking to himself and to God.
and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject,
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