New International Version
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
King James Bible
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Darby Bible Translation
and *he* has given some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some shepherds and teachers,
World English Bible
He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;
Young's Literal Translation
and He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as proclaimers of good news, and some as shepherds and teachers,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He gave some, apostles - He established several offices in his Church; furnished these with the proper officers; and, to qualify them for their work, gave them the proper gifts. For a full illustration of this verse, the reader is requested to refer to the notes on 1 Corinthians 12:6-10 (note), 1 Corinthians 12:28-30 (note); and to the concluding observations at the end of that chapter.
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Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul.
Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven.
1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
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.
This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people."
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