“Let two or three prophets
Let the others
Weigh what is said!”
προφῆται δὲ δύο ἢ τρεῖς λαλείτωσαν, καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι διακρινέτωσαν·
Paul said let two or three prophets speak (προφῆται δὲ δύο ἢ τρεῖς λαλείτωσαν). Then let the others weigh what is said (καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι διακρινέτωσαν). As for the prophets, Paul did not want a whole lot of them speaking either. Once again, he felt that two or three prophets were enough. Then the whole community would be able to discern and weigh what the prophets said. They should consider these prophecies within the whole Christian understanding of God and Jesus. In other words, these prophecies might not be divinely inspired. Weigh them carefully and judge for yourselves! Have you ever listened to a prophet?