1 Corinthians14:31

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For you are all able to prophesy

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by one, so that all may learn and all may be called near.

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For all those with the gift of exhortation are able to exhort the congregation one by one so that all the believers present may learn and be called closer to God through exhortation and encouragement.


1: “Able to prophesy”:

The intent seems to be on those that have the spiritual gift of spiritual exhortation, admonition and encouragement, not on the entire congregations sharing words of exhortation, admonition or encouragement based on Scripture.


“Called near” is the literal meaning of this compound word, but it was used of “exhortation and encouragement” because both are needed to draw people closer to God.