1 Corinthians 12 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

1 Corinthians 12


1 Corinthians 12:1

Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1 Corinthians 12:2

Ye know that when ye were Gentiles [ye were] led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might led.

1 Corinthians 12:3

Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:4

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:5

And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:6

And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all.

1 Corinthians 12:7

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:

1 Corinthians 12:9

to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit;

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues:

1 Corinthians 12:11

but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will.

1 Corinthians 12:12

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13

For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:14

For the body is not one member, but many.

1 Corinthians 12:15

If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body.

1 Corinthians 12:16

And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body.

1 Corinthians 12:17

If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

1 Corinthians 12:18

But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

1 Corinthians 12:19

And if they were all one member, where were the body?

1 Corinthians 12:20

But now they are many members, but one body.

1 Corinthians 12:21

And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

1 Corinthians 12:22

Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:

1 Corinthians 12:23

and those [parts] of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;

1 Corinthians 12:24

whereas our comely [parts] have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that [part] which lacked;

1 Corinthians 12:25

that there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.

1 Corinthians 12:26

And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or [one] member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12:27

Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, [divers] kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:29

Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all [workers of] miracles?

1 Corinthians 12:30

have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

1 Corinthians 12:31

But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.

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