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Petavius has no difficulty in refuting Vasquez, by referring to the writers of the seventh century; but he himself speaks of duo genera operationum as equivalent to duo operationes, which introduces an unfortunate confusion between energeia and praxeis or energemata, that is between faculty of action and the multiple actions produced by the faculty.
In v. 10 miracles are mentioned in the first place, probably expulsions of demons (energemata dynameon), and then follow prophecy, discerning of spirits, the gift of tongues, and the interpretation of speeches.
It has been shown above that it is correct to speak of deiviriles actus or actiones or energemata.
-- To another the working of miracles; the efficacies of powers, energemata dynameon, such as raising the dead, restoring the blind to sight, giving speech to the dumb, hearing to the deaf, and the use of limbs to the lame.
There are diversities of operations, or miraculous powers, called energemata dynameon (v. 10), as here energemata, but it is the same God that worketh all in all.
1 Cor.xii. 5, -- that is, powers and abilities whereby some are enabled to administer spiritual things unto the benefit, advantage, and edification of others; and energemata, verse 6, "effectual workings" or operations, efficaciously producing the effects which they are applied unto; and lastly, they are comprised by the apostle in that expression,
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