And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?
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George Leo Haydock
Their father. That is, their teacher or superior. As much as to say, Who could bring about such a wonderful change as to make Saul a prophet? (Challoner) but the Lord, whose Spirit breatheth where he will, John iii. 8. (Haydock)
Septuagint, "Who is his father? is it not Cis? "The Jews seem to have been in a like consternation, when they observed respecting Jesus, who wrought such miracles, Is not this the carpenter's son? People are unwilling to reflect, that God can select his instruments and ministers from every profession, and make the tongues of infants eloquent. (Haydock)
The spirit of prophecy is a gift of God, not of parents. (Menochius)
But a prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, Matthew xiii. 57. (Haydock) ...