Despise not prophesyings (prophteia mh exouqeneite). Same construction, stop counting as nothing (exouqenew, ouqen=ouden), late form in LXX. Plutarch has exoudenizw. Plural form prophteia (accusative). Word means forth-telling (pro-phmi) rather than fore-telling and is the chief of the spiritual gifts ( 1 Corinthians 14:1 ff.) and evidently depreciated in Thessalonica as in Corinth later.