1 Corinthians 14:32

“And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the spirits of the Prophets are subiect to the Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the spirits of the prophets are controlled by the prophets;
- Basic English Bible

And spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.
- Darby Bible

And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
- Webster's Bible

and the spirits of Prophets yield submission to Prophets.
- Weymouth Bible

The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
- World English Bible

And the spiritis of prophetis ben suget to prophetis;
- Wycliffe Bible

and the spiritual gift of prophets to prophets are subject,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:32


14:32 For the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets - But what enthusiast considers this? The impulses of the Holy Spirit, even in men really inspired, so suit themselves to their rational faculties, as not to divest them of the government of themselves, like the heathen priests under their diabolical possession. Evil spirits threw their prophets into such ungovernable ecstasies, as forced them to speak and act like madmen. But the Spirit of God left his prophets the clear use of their judgment, when, and how long, it was fit for them to speak, and never hurried them into any improprieties either as to the matter, manner, or time of their speaking.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:32


1Co 14:32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. A prophet can wait his turn in silence; he is not compelled to speak at once, for his spirit is subject to him. He can be silent if he wills it.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14:32

  • It implies christian discipline dealing with God and people!
  • Joseph John for verse 32
    is our will is to the Holy Spirit or do we have our own will if we feel something is not right
  • Joseph John for verse 32
    is our will is to the Holy Spirit or do we have our own will if we feel something is not right
  • Pls i want to ask about this 1corinthians 14v32. And my question is that. The word And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets , does it also mean that, when ever I 'm given a chance to preach or teach, and i have been given specific time to do so, i can stop the holyspirit and not exceed the time given to me?
  • Thank you for answering this I sat in a service where they were putting down people who are used to Prophesy, I know the Spirit of the Prophet is subject to the Prophet. God dropped a message in my spirit where there was no opportunity to give it. I waited until the next day when the opportunity clearly presented itself. These people were saying this scripture means we need to sift through the message. I thought that is like God saying I want to say this, is that ok? I am not a prophet though God has used me. I have a hard time. Once I let it go it flows like a river, like speaking in tongues. How could I stop it, or take back anything the Lord says? It is bad enough the way it seems like every spirit in the room zooms in on me. Then for someone to say it is wrong, and that God doesn't do it that way, nor is the old testament needed now, since Jesus fufilled it we can throw it away.
  • reading this scripture, i believe, as a minster of the gospel and active in my prophetic gifts,that this scripture leaves us to understand that the individual under the anointing of God/Holy spirit has the opportunity to refuse to respond to the will of the Holy spirit. We are flesh and have our free will. The choice to submit ourselves is always present. We make a choice to submit ourselves to the Holy spirit and be used by it.

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