1 Corinthians 14:37

“If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any man thinke himselfe to be a Prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge, that the things that I write vnto you, are the commandements of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him take knowledge of the things which I write unto you, that they are the commandment of the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If any man seems to himself to be a prophet or to have the Spirit, let him take note of the things which I am writing to you, as being the word of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

If any one thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognise the things that I write to you, that it is [the] Lord's commandment.
- Darby Bible

If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

If any one deems himself to be a Prophet or a man with spiritual gifts, let him recognize as the Lord's command all that I am now writing to you.
- Weymouth Bible

If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him recognize the things which I write to you, that they are the commandment of the Lord.
- World English Bible

If ony man is seyn to be a prophete, or spiritual, knowe he tho thingis that Y write to you, for tho ben the comaundementis of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one doth think to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge the things that I write to you -- that of the Lord they are commands;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:37


14:37 Or spiritual - Endowed with any extraordinary gift of the Spirit. Let him - Prove it, by acknowledging that I now write by the Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:37


1Co 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual. If any one thinks he is inspired, or has spiritual gifts, let him acknowledge . . . the commandments of the Lord. One proof of it is that he recognizes what I write as the Lord's commandment. This is always a test. Whoever insists that he has the spirit, and sets aside the New Testament commands is self-convicted.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 14:37

  • We are all nothing. "Man, even at his best state ", ghandi, mother theresa, judges, lawyers, police officers, even the soldier who lays down his life for his brother in arms, "is altogether vanity, and less than nothing. Whatever goodness any creature possesses, it is only because of God 's mercy and grace to them. For in Him we live and move and breathe and we have our being. He is the Energizer and Sustainer of all powers and minds and wills and hearts and souls and spirits and bodily frames. For every good gift cometh down from the Father of Lights, with Whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning, for He maketh His sun to rise on the just, and the unjust, and causes His rain to fall upon the good and the evil.

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