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Hence these mighty works are called dunameis, "powers," because of the power of the Spirit of God put forth for their working and effecting: see Mark vi. 5, ix.
The conclusion is that the apostolate, the prophetic office (not, speaking with tongues), and teaching were the only offices which made their occupants persons of rank in the church, whilst the dunameis, iamata, antilēmpseis, k.t.l., conferred no special standing on those who were gifted with such charismata.
These Powers [Greek: Δυνάμεις, dunameis] are Spirits distinct from God, the "Ideas" of Plato personified.
 dunameis, rendered "wonderful works" in Matt.vii. 22; "mighty works" in Matt. xi.
Natures as inner principles of change and rest are contrasted with active powers or potentialities (dunameis), which are external principles of change and being at rest (Metaphysics
22, 23, "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name wrought dunameis pollas, many miraculous works?"
Paul (1 Cor.xii. 28 f., where he tacks on dunameis, charismata iamatōn, antilēmpseis, kubernēseis, genē glōssōn.
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