1 Corinthians 12:8
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New International Version
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,

New Living Translation
To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge.

English Standard Version
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

New American Standard Bible
For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;

King James Bible
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to one is given a message of wisdom through the Spirit, to another, a message of knowledge by the same Spirit,

International Standard Version
To one has been given a message of wisdom by the Spirit; to another the ability to speak with knowledge according to the same Spirit;

NET Bible
For one person is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, and another the message of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There is given to him by The Spirit a word of wisdom, but to another the word of knowledge by The Spirit;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. The same Spirit gives another person the ability to speak with knowledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For to one is given by the Spirit a word of wisdom; to another, a word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;

King James 2000 Bible
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

American King James Version
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;

Darby Bible Translation
For to one, by the Spirit, is given [the] word of wisdom; and to another [the] word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

Weymouth New Testament
To one the utterance of wisdom has been granted through the Spirit; to another the utterance of knowledge in accordance with the will of the same Spirit;

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

Young's Literal Translation
for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to 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 8. - The word of wisdom... the word of knowledge. In modern usage, "knowledge" is the learning which we by use and effort acquire; "wisdom" is the insight which gradually dawns upon us from thought and experience. In the language of the New Testament, the distinction between the two words is not so clearly marked, but" wisdom" seems to belong more to the human spirit, and "knowledge "to the intellect. The "discourse of wisdom" would be that which sets forth the truth of the gospel persuasively to work conversion (1 Corinthians 2:6, 7); the "discourse of knowledge" would be that which enters into the speculative and theoretical elaboration of systematic theology. The first might find its illustration in the 'Imitatio Christi;' the second in the 'Summa Theologiae.'

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For to one is given by the Spirit,.... Now follows a distinct and particular enumeration of the operations of the Spirit, though not all of them, yet as many as the apostle thought necessary; and which are called the manifestation of him, and which most clearly show him to be the author of them to different persons;

the word of wisdom: by which is meant "the manifold wisdom of God"; the wonderful scheme of salvation through the incarnation, sufferings, and death of Christ, in which God has "abounded in all wisdom and prudence"; together with all other deep, mysterious, and sublime doctrines of the Gospel, the knowledge of which were peculiarly given to the apostles in the first place, who have the first office or ministry in the church, by "the spirit of wisdom"; and which they had a faculty, a gift of declaring, opening, and explaining unto others.

To another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; meaning either knowledge of future events; or an universal knowledge of the Scriptures of truth, and the doctrines contained in them, of the whole mind and will of God therein, which is a distinct thing from saving grace: see 1 Corinthians 13:2 and is what was given to the prophets, the second office in the church, by him who is the spirit of prophecy, and by whom the prophetical writings were dictated; and therefore he is the best interpreter of them, and who only can lead into the true knowledge thereof.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8-10. Three classes of gifts are distinguished by a distinct Greek word for "another" (a distinct class), marking the three several genera: allo marks the species, hetero the genera (compare Greek, 1Co 15:39-41). I. Gifts of intellect, namely, (1) wisdom; (2) knowledge. II. Gifts dependent on a special faith, namely, that of miracles (Mt 17:20): (1) healings; (2) workings of miracles; (3) prophecy of future events; (4) discerning of spirits, or the divinely given faculty of distinguishing between those really inspired, and those who pretended to inspiration. III. Gifts referring to the tongues: (1) diverse kinds of tongues; (2) interpretation of tongues. The catalogue in 1Co 12:28 is not meant strictly to harmonize with the one here, though there are some particulars in which they correspond. The three genera are summarily referred to by single instances of each in 1Co 13:8. The first genus refers more to believers; the second, to unbelievers.

by … by … by—The first in Greek is, "By means of," or "through the operation of"; the second is, "according to" the disposing of (compare 1Co 12:11); the third is, "in," that is, under the influence of (so the Greek, Mt 22:43; Lu 2:27).

word of wisdom—the ready utterance of (for imparting to others, Eph 6:19) wisdom, namely, new revelations of the divine wisdom in redemption, as contrasted with human philosophy (1Co 1:24; 2:6, 7; Eph 1:8; 3:10; Col 2:3).

word of knowledge—ready utterance supernaturally imparted of truths ALREADY REVEALED (in this it is distinguished from "the word of wisdom," which related to NEW revelations). Compare 1Co 14:6, where "revelation" (answering to "wisdom" here) is distinguished from "knowledge" [Henderson]. Wisdom or revelation belonged to the "prophets"; knowledge, to the "teachers." Wisdom penetrates deeper than knowledge. Knowledge relates to things that are to be done. Wisdom, to things eternal: hence, wisdom is not, like knowledge, said to "pass away" (1Co 13:8), [Bengel].

1 Corinthians 12:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Spiritual Gifts Bestowed
7But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,…
Cross References
Romans 15:14
I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.

1 Corinthians 2:6
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

1 Corinthians 2:11
For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:16
for, "Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:6
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?

1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.

2 Corinthians 1:12
Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God's grace.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:6
in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

2 Corinthians 8:7
But since you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you --see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

2 Corinthians 11:6
I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way.
Treasury of Scripture

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

is given.

1 Corinthians 1:5,30 That in every thing you are enriched by him, in all utterance, and …

1 Corinthians 2:6-10 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the …

1 Corinthians 13:2,8 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

Genesis 41:38,39 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this …

Exodus 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, …

1 Kings 3:5-12 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God …

Nehemiah 9:20 You gave also your good spirit to instruct them, and withheld not …

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty …

Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; …

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Isaiah 11:2,3 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should …

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said the LORD; My spirit …

Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets …

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

Acts 6:3 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, …

2 Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, …

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

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