Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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  1. lung ston pa/ 

    [lit. precept + show + person]

    Biblical: 1) a prophet; one who receives revelations from God: lung ston pa ye sha ya/  the prophet Isaiah (Mt. 3:3), de rnams mo she dang lung ston pa la mi nyan na/  if they don't listen to Moses and the Prophets (Lk. 16:31), lung ston pa rdzus ma/  false prophets (Mt. 7:15); 2) prophetic writings of the OT [see also lung bstan/ ]: bka' khrims dang lung ston pa rnams/  the Law and the Prophets (Mt. 5:17). Individual prophets include: lung ston pa ye rem ya/  the prophet Jeremiah (Mt. 2:17), lung ston pa yo na/  the prophet Jonah (Mt. 12:39), na tsa red pa lung ston pa ye shu/  Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth (Mt. 21:11), lung ston pa da ni el/  the prophet Daniel (Mt. 24:15), lung ston pa e li sha/  Elisha the prophet (Lk. 4:27), lung ston pa a ga bu bya ba zhig a prophet named Agabus (Acts 21:10), yu da dang si la ni chos 'chad mkhan/  the prophets Judas and Silas (Acts 15:32).

  2. chos 'chad pa/ 

    [lit. religion + explain + person]

    Biblical: a prophet: chos 'chad pa des mi'i rgyud la yar skyed dang skul ma dang sems gso'i gtam byed do/  everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort (1 Cor. 14:3), chos 'chad pa des chos tshogs la yar skyed byed do/  he who prophesies edifies the church (1 Cor. 14:4), chos 'chad pa gnyis sam gsum gyis shod cig two or three prophets should speak (1 Cor. 14:29).

  3. chos ston pa/ 

    [lit. religion + show + person]

    Biblical: a prophet: sku tshab dam pa dang chos ston pa rnams/  holy apostles and prophets (Eph. 3:5), chos ston pa des dad pa'i tshad bzhin bka' ston pa/  If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith (Rom. 12:6).