1 Corinthians 12:11
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New Living Translation
It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

King James Bible
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

Darby Bible Translation
But all these things operates the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each in particular according as he pleases.

World English Bible
But the one and the same Spirit works all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires.

Young's Literal Translation
and all these doth work the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth.

1 Corinthians 12:11 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:11 As he willeth - The Greek word does not so much imply arbitrary pleasure, as a determination founded on wise counsel.

1 Corinthians 12:11 Parallel Commentaries

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The 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[1] 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
1 Cor. xii. 31; xiii. 1. Covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. My friends, let me say a few plain words this morning to young and old, rich and poor, upon this text. Now you all, I suppose, think it a good thing to be gentlemen and ladies. All of you, I say. There is not a poor man in this church, perhaps, who has not before
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Public Spirit
Preached at Bideford, 1855.) 1 Corinthians xii. 25, 26. That there should be no division in the body; but that the members should have the same care, one of another. And whether one member suffer, all suffer with it; or whether one member be honoured, all rejoice with it. I have been asked to preach in behalf of the Provident Society of this town. I shall begin by asking you to think over with me a matter which may seem at first sight to have very little to do with you or with a provident society,
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Sponsorship
1 Cor. xii. 26, 27. Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or whether one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. I have to tell you that there will be a confirmation held at . . . on the . . . All persons of fit age who have not yet been confirmed ought to be ready, and I hope and trust that most of them will be ready, on that day to profess publicly their faith and loyalty to the Lord who died for them.
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:7
But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.

1 Corinthians 12:4
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.

1 Corinthians 12:18
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

Ephesians 4:7
However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.

Hebrews 2:4
And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.

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