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1 Corinthians 14

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Verse 1


The subject is still the pneumatika. Chapter 12, described the gifts and the Body; Chapter 13. the love which alone gives ministry of gift any value; Chapter 14. regulates the ministry of gift in the primitive, apostolic assembly of saints.

(1) The important gift is that of prophecy (1 Corinthians 1:1)). The N.T. prophet was not merely a preacher, but an inspired preacher, through whom, until the N.T. was written, new revelations suited to the new dispensation were given 1 Corinthians 14:29; 1 Corinthians 14:30.

(2) Tongues and the sign gifts are to cease, and meantime must be used with restraint, and only if an interpreter be present 1 Corinthians 14:1-19; 1 Corinthians 14:27; 1 Corinthians 14:28.

(3) In the primitive church there was liberty for the ministry of all the gifts which might be present, but for prophecy more especially 1 Corinthians 14:23-26; 1 Corinthians 14:31; 1 Corinthians 14:39.

(4) In such meetings, when "the whole church" came together "in one place," women were required to keep silence 1 Corinthians 14:34; 1 Corinthians 14:35; 1 Corinthians 11:3-16; 1 Timothy 2:11-14.

(5) These injunctions are declared to be "the commandments of the Lord" 1 Corinthians 14:36; 1 Corinthians 14:37.

Verse 2

an unknown

Or, a tongue; and so in 1 Corinthians 14:4,1 Corinthians 14:13,1 Corinthians 14:14,1 Corinthians 14:19,1 Corinthians 14:27.

Verse 20

be not children (Greek - Ἀδμίν , youths).

be ye children babies.

Verse 34


Cf. Genesis 3:16.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 1 Corinthians 14". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/1-corinthians-14.html. 1917.
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