4394. prophēteia
Lexical Summary
prophēteia: prophecy
Original Word: προφητεία
Transliteration: prophēteia
Phonetic Spelling: (prof-ay-ti'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: prophecy
Meaning: prophecy
Strong's Concordance
prophecy, prophesying.

From prophetes ("prophecy"); prediction (scriptural or other) -- prophecy, prophesying.

see GREEK prophetes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4394: προφητεία

προφητεία, προφητείας, (προφητεύω, which see), Hebrew נְבוּאָה, prophecy, i. e. discourse emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; especially by foretelling future events. Used in the N. T. — of the utterances of the O. T. prophets: Matthew 13:14; 2 Peter 1:20, 21 (on this passage see γίνομαι, 5 e. α.); — of the prediction of events relating to Christ's kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions pertaining thereto: Revelation 11:6; Revelation 22:19; τό πνεῦμα τῆς προφητείας, the spirit of prophecy, the divine mind, to which the prophetic faculty is due, Revelation 19:10; οἱ λόγοι τῆς προφητείας, Revelation 1:3; Revelation 22:7, 10, 18; — of the endowment and speech of the Christian teachers called προφῆται (see προφήτης, II. 1 f.): Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Corinthians 13:2; 1 Corinthians 14:6, 22; plural the gifts and utterances of these prophets, 1 Corinthians 13:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:20; — specifically, of the prognostication of those achievements which one set apart to teach the gospel will accomplish for the kingdom of Christ, 1 Timothy 4:14; plural (see προάγω, 2 a. and compare the commentaries). ((The Sept., Josephus); among native Greek writers used only by Lucian, Alex. 40, 60; (to which add inscriptions (see Liddell and Scott, under the word, I.)).)


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