1 Corinthians 12:29
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New International Version
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?

New Living Translation
Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles?

English Standard Version
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?

New American Standard Bible
All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they?

King James Bible
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all do miracles?

International Standard Version
Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?

NET Bible
Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Are they all Apostles? Are they all Prophets? Are they all Teachers? Are they all miracle workers?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Not all believers are apostles, are they? Are all of them prophets? Do all of them teach? Do all of them perform miracles

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? do all have faculties?

King James 2000 Bible
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

American King James Version
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

American Standard Version
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all doctors?

Darby Bible Translation
[Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all [in possession of] miraculous powers?

English Revised Version
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

Webster's Bible Translation
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

Weymouth New Testament
Are all Apostles? Are all Prophets? Are all teachers?

World English Bible
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers?

Young's Literal Translation
are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all powers?
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:27-31 Contempt, hatred, envy, and strife, are very unnatural in Christians. It is like the members of the same body being without concern for one another, or quarrelling with each other. The proud, contentious spirit that prevailed, as to spiritual gifts, was thus condemned. The offices and gifts, or favours, dispensed by the Holy Spirit, are noticed. Chief ministers; persons enabled to interpret Scripture; those who laboured in word and doctrine; those who had power to heal diseases; such as helped the sick and weak; such as disposed of the money given in charity by the church, and managed the affairs of the church; and such as could speak divers languages. What holds the last and lowest rank in this list, is the power to speak languages; how vain, if a man does so merely to amuse or to exalt himself! See the distribution of these gifts, not to every one alike, ver. 29,30. This were to make the church all one, as if the body were all ear, or all eye. The Spirit distributes to every one as he will. We must be content though we are lower and less than others. We must not despise others, if we have greater gifts. How blessed the Christian church, if all the members did their duty! Instead of coveting the highest stations, or the most splendid gifts, let us leave the appointment of his instruments to God, and those in whom he works by his providence. Remember, those will not be approved hereafter who seek the chief places, but those who are most faithful to the trust placed in them, and most diligent in their Master's work.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - Are all apostles? etc. It is God's providence which "has appointed divers orders in his Church," and has "ordained and constituted the services of angels and of men in a wonderful order."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Are all apostles?.... No some are prophets, as distinct from apostles; and some are teachers, as distinct from them both, and some are neither:

are all prophets? no; some are apostles, above them, and some are teachers, inferior to them; and but very few there were who had that peculiar character and gift:

are all teachers? no; the far greater part of the members of churches are hearers, or persons that are taught in the word; are neither in the office of teaching, nor have they the qualifications for it.

Are all workers of miracles? no; in those early times, when the gift of doing miracles was bestowed, it was not given to all, only to some; and now there are none that are possessed of it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. Are all?—Surely not.

1 Corinthians 12:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Spiritual Gifts
28And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. 29All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? 30All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:30
Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?
Treasury of Scripture

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

all apostles.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11,14-20 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

workers. or, powers.

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