prophéteia: prophecyOriginal Word: προφητεία, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
prophecy, prophesying; the gift of communicating and enforcing revealed truth.
4394 prophēteía (from 4396 /prophḗtēs, "prophet," which is derived from 4253 /pró, "before" and 5346 /phēmí, "make clear, assert as a priority") – properly, what is clarified beforehand; prophecy which involves divinely-empowered forthtelling (asserting the mind of God) or foretelling (prediction).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
prophecies (1), prophecy (15), prophesying (1), prophetic utterance (1), prophetic utterances (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4394: προφητείαπροφητεία
, which see), Hebrew נְבוּאָה
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
, 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.)).)<1>
From prophetes ("prophecy"); prediction (scriptural or other) -- prophecy, prophesying.
see GREEK prophetes