Has the Holy Spirit given you the ministry gift of Interpreting? It is to thoroughly translate what someone else says.
IN THE BIBLE
1 Corinthians 12:10. and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages.
interpretation. The Greek word is ἑρμηνεία (“hermeneia”). It means to interpret what someone else says, especially when they are speaking in tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:27. If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one INTERPRET.
The Greek word is διερμηνεύω (“dierméneuó”). It means to explain thoroughly, to translate.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
St. Paul described how interpretation is to work in the local church. One person speaks in a tongue, and then another person stands up and interprets the message to the assembly.
Think of the term hermeneutics, which is the interpretation of a text.
Sometimes it seems that parents have the gift of interpretation. They hear their crying child and interpret what’s being communicated, even when it’s completely unintelligible to anyone else.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Are you able to translate specialized jargon into words that ordinary people can understand? Does the understanding of foreign languages come fairly quickly to you?
If so, you may well have this gift!
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