1 Corinthians 12:2
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English Standard Version
You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.

King James Bible
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

American Standard Version
Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might led.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led.

English Revised Version
Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

Weymouth New Testament
You know that when you were heathens you went astray after dumb idols, wherever you happened to be led.

1 Corinthians 12:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye were carried away (ἀπαγόμενοι)

Blindly hurried. Rev., led.

Dumb idols

Compare Psalm 115:5, Psalm 115:7. And Milton:

"The oracles are dumb,

No voice or hideous hum

Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving."

"Hymn on the Nativity"

The contrast is implied with the living vocal spirit, which dwells and works in Christ's people, and responds to their prayers.

Even as ye were led (ὡς ἂν ἢγεσθε)

Rev., howsoever ye might be led. Better, Ellicott: "As from time to time ye might be led. The imperfect tense with the indefinite particle signifies habitually, whenever the occasion might arise. Compare Greek of Mark 6:56. "Now the fatal storm carried the blinded gentile, with a whole procession, to the temple of Jupiter; again it was to the altars of Mars or Venus, always to give them over to one or other of their deified passions" (Godet).

1 Corinthians 12:2 Parallel Commentaries

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that.

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus...

Galatians 4:8 However, then, when you knew not God, you did service to them which by nature are no gods.

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

Ephesians 4:17,18 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

dumb.

Psalm 115:5,7 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not...

Psalm 135:16 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

Habakkuk 2:18,19 What profits the graven image that the maker thereof has graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies...

even.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

Cross References
Psalm 115:5
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.

Isaiah 46:7
They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it, they set it in its place, and it stands there; it cannot move from its place. If one cries to it, it does not answer or save him from his trouble.

Jeremiah 10:5
Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good."

Habakkuk 2:18
"What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols!

1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 2:11
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands--

1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

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