1 Corinthians 12:4
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New International Version
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.

New Living Translation
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

English Standard Version
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;

New American Standard Bible
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

International Standard Version
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit,

NET Bible
Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there are diversities of gifts, however The Spirit is One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now there is dispersal of gifts, but the same Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

American King James Version
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit;

Darby Bible Translation
But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
Now there are various kinds of gifts, but there is one and the same Spirit;

World English Bible
Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
And there are diversities of gifts, and the same Spirit;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:1-11 Spiritual gifts were extraordinary powers bestowed in the first ages, to convince unbelievers, and to spread the gospel. Gifts and graces greatly differ. Both were freely given of God. But where grace is given, it is for the salvation of those who have it. Gifts are for the advantage and salvation of others; and there may be great gifts where there is no grace. The extraordinary gifts of the Holy Spirit were chiefly exercised in the public assemblies, where the Corinthians seem to have made displays of them, wanting in the spirit of piety, and of Christian love. While heathens, they had not been influenced by the Spirit of Christ. No man can call Christ Lord, with believing dependence upon him, unless that faith is wrought by the Holy Ghost. No man could believe with his heart, or prove by a miracle, that Jesus was Christ, unless by the Holy Ghost. There are various gifts, and various offices to perform, but all proceed from one God, one Lord, one Spirit; that is, from the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the origin of all spiritual blessings. No man has them merely for himself. The more he profits others, the more will they turn to his own account. The gifts mentioned appear to mean exact understanding, and uttering the doctrines of the Christian religion; the knowledge of mysteries, and skill to give advice and counsel. Also the gift of healing the sick, the working of miracles, and to explain Scripture by a peculiar gift of the Spirit, and ability to speak and interpret languages. If we have any knowledge of the truth, or any power to make it known, we must give all the glory of God. The greater the gifts are, the more the possessor is exposed to temptations, and the larger is the measure of grace needed to keep him humble and spiritual; and he will meet with more painful experiences and humbling dispensations. We have little cause to glory in any gifts bestowed on us, or to despise those who have them not.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Diversities. This word is used in each of these verses. Gifts; charismata; endowments imparted by the Holy Spirit. The word is rendered "free gift" in Romans 5:13. The same Spirit. The gifts of the Spirit are not uniform, but display diversity in unity Just as the sunlight playing on different surfaces produces a multiplicity of gleams and colours, so the Holy Spirit manifests his presence variously, and even sometimes with sharp contrasts, in different individualities.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now there are diversities of gifts,.... Of spiritual ones, as in 1 Corinthians 12:1 which spring from the free grace, and good will and pleasure of God, and are not owing to the merits of men; and therefore such who have the largest share of them should not boast of them as acquired by themselves, or be puffed up on account of them; and those who have the smallest measure should be content and thankful; for though the gifts are different, some have greater, and others lesser, none have all, but all have some, yet not alike:

but the same Spirit; is the author and giver of all as he pleases; the lesser gifts, and the smallest degree of them, come from the Spirit of God, as well as the greater. Gifts here seem to be the general name for all that follow; and

administrations and

operations are the two species of them; and of these a particular account is afterwards given.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. diversities of gifts—that is, varieties of spiritual endowments peculiar to the several members of the Church: compare "dividing to every man severally" (1Co 12:11).

same Spirit—The Holy Trinity appears here: the Holy Spirit in this verse; Christ in 1Co 12:5; and the Father in 1Co 12:6. The terms "gifts," "administrations," and "operations," respectively correspond to the Divine Three. The Spirit is treated of in 1Co 12:7, &c.; the Lord, in 1Co 12:12, &c.; God, in 1Co 12:28. (Compare Eph 4:4-6).

1 Corinthians 12:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Spiritual Gifts Bestowed
3Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. 4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.…
Cross References
Exodus 31:3
and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills--

Romans 12:6
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

1 Corinthians 7:7
I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

1 Corinthians 12:1
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.

1 Corinthians 12:5
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

Ephesians 4:11
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,

Hebrews 2:4
God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
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