New International Version
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
King James Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Darby Bible Translation
But concerning spiritual [manifestations], brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant.
World English Bible
Now concerning spiritual things, brothers, I don't want you to be ignorant.
Young's Literal Translation
And concerning the spiritual things, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts - This was a subject about which they appear to have written to the apostle, and concerning which there were probably some contentions among them. The words περι των πνευματικων may as well be translated concerning spiritual persons, as spiritual gifts; and indeed the former agrees much better with the context.
I would not have you ignorant - I wish you fully to know whence all such gifts come, and for what end they are given, that each person may serve the Church in the capacity in which God has placed him, that there may be no misunderstandings and no schism in the body.
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LibraryTenth Sunday after Trinity Spiritual Counsel for Church Officers.
Text: 1 Corinthians 12, 1-11. 1 Now, concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. 3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema [accursed], and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
May the Thirty-First Connection and Concord
Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
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