And the same man had four daughters
So that he was a married man, which may be observed against the Papists, who forbid marriage to ecclesiastics: and they were,
not under any vow of virginity, but they had not as yet changed their state of life, and were pure and incorrupt:
which did prophesy;
not explain and interpret Scripture, or preach in public assemblies; for these were not allowed women, neither in the Jewish synagogues, nor in Christian assemblies; but they were endowed with a gift of foretelling future events, as was promised such should have in Gospel times, ( Joel 2:28 ) .