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

New Living Translation
Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this.

English Standard Version
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.

Berean Study Bible
Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.

Berean Literal Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.

New American Standard Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.

New King James Version
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:

King James Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Christian Standard Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts: brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be unaware.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, you asked me about spiritual gifts.

Good News Translation
Now, concerning what you wrote about the gifts from the Holy Spirit. I want you to know the truth about them, my friends.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now concerning what comes from the Spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware.

International Standard Version
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I don't want you to be ignorant.

NET Bible
With regard to spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.

New Heart English Bible
Now concerning spiritual things, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But about spiritual things my brethren, I want you to know,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, I don't want there to be any misunderstanding concerning spiritual gifts.

New American Standard 1977
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.

King James 2000 Bible
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

American King James Version
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I would not have you ignorant.

American Standard Version
Now concerning spiritual gifts , brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
NOW concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Darby Bible Translation
But concerning spiritual [manifestations], brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant.

English Revised Version
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Weymouth New Testament
It is important, brethren, that you should have clear knowledge on the subject of spiritual gifts.

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;
Study Bible
Spiritual Gifts
1Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans, you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.…
Cross References
Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting 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 gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14:1
Earnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy.

Treasury of Scripture

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I would not have you ignorant.

spiritual.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

1 Corinthians 14:1-18,37
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy…

Ephesians 4:11
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

I would not.

1 Corinthians 10:1
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

2 Corinthians 1:8
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

1 Thessalonians 4:13
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.









Lexicon
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

about
Περὶ (Peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

spiritual [gifts],
πνευματικῶν (pneumatikōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4152: Spiritual. From pneuma; non-carnal, i.e. ethereal, or a spirit, or supernatural, regenerate, religious.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

I do not want
θέλω (thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to be uninformed.
ἀγνοεῖν (agnoein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 50: To do not know, be ignorant of, sometimes with the idea of willful ignorance.
XII.

(1) Now concerning spiritual gifts.--Again the sequence of the topics treated of is probably decided by the subjects contained in the letter from Corinth (see 1Corinthians 7:1; 1Corinthians 8:1), and the Apostle replies to inquiries regarding the comparative value and importance of certain spiritual gifts. In this early age the Church was full of the divine energy of spiritual youth. From the indwelling Spirit of God resulted certain marvellous "gifts," some of which ceased with the apostolic age--some of which seem to have lingered for centuries, even to our own day--declaring themselves intermittently in times of profound religious awakening. The party spirit with which the Corinthian Church seems to have been saturated naturally led to diverse views as to the relative importance of certain of these gifts--some were unduly exalted, some unduly depreciated. The truth that these gifts are valuable as evidence of the indwelling Spirit, and so far as they could be useful for the Church, was forgotten. The Apostle reserves for consideration in more detail (see 1 Corinthians 13) the special gift of tongues, which was, perhaps, the gift most exaggerated and most misunderstood at Corinth, and deals in this chapter with the subject of spiritual gifts generally. The subject of the chapter is The Source, Object, and Value of Spiritual Gifts, and the chapter may be thus subdivided:--

1Corinthians 12:1-3. The confession of Christ as Lord is the true evidence of the Spirit.

1Corinthians 12:4-11. The gifts of the Spirit are diverse in character, but the origin is the same.

1Corinthians 12:12-30. The analogy of the human body shows that the spiritual Body (the Church) is not a collection of independent parts, but a living organism consisting of mutually interdependent members.

I would not have you ignorant.--Better, I do not wish you to be ignorant.

Verses 1-11. - On spiritual gifts in general. Verse 1. - Now concerning spiritual gifts; rather, things spiritual. The context, however, shows that St. Paul is thinking almost exclusively of the gifts (charismata) of the Spirit. I would not have you ignorant (see 1 Corinthians 10:1). The Corinthians had doubtless inquired in their letter as to the views of the apostle on this important and difficult subject.
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