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.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts - The abundance of these in the churches of Greece strongly refuted the idle learning of the Greek philosophers. But the Corinthians did not use them wisely, which occasioned St. Paul's writing concerning them. He describes, The unity of the body, 1Cor 12:1 - 27: The variety of members and offices, 1Cor 12:27 - 30: The way of exercising gifts rightly, namely, by love, 1Cor 12:31, 1Cor 13:1. throughout: and adds, A comparison of several gifts with each other, in the 1Cor 14:1. fourteenth chapter .
LibraryThe Universal Gift
'The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.'--1 COR. xii. 7. The great fact which to-day commemorates is too often regarded as if it were a transient gift, limited to those on whom it was first bestowed. We sometimes hear it said that the great need of the Christian world is a second Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God and the like. Such a way of thinking and speaking misconceives the nature and significance of the first Pentecost, which had a transient …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
The True Gentleman
I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.
1 Corinthians 14:1
Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives--especially the ability to prophesy.
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