1 Corinthians 12:13

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For by one spirit are we all baptized into one bodie, whether wee bee Iewes or Gentiles, whether wee bee bond or free: and haue beene all made to drinke into one spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For through the baptism of the one Spirit we were all formed into one body, Jews or Greeks, servants or free men, and were all made full of the same Spirit.
- Basic English Bible

For also in [the power of] one Spirit *we* have all been baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen or free, and have all been given to drink of one Spirit.
- Darby Bible

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

For, in fact, in one Spirit all of us--whether we are Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free men--were baptized to form but one body; and we were all nourished by that one Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit.
- World English Bible

For in o spirit alle we ben baptisid `in to o bodi, ether Jewis, ether hethene, ether seruauntis, ether free; and alle we ben fillid with drink in o spirit.
- Wycliffe Bible

for also in one Spirit we all to one body were baptized, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or freemen, and all into one Spirit were made to drink,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:13


12:13 For by that one Spirit, which we received in baptism, we are all united in one body. Whether Jews or gentiles - Who are at the greatest distance from each other by nature. Whether slaves or freemen - Who are at the greatest distance by law and custom. We have all drank of one Spirit - In that cup, received by faith, we all imbibed one Spirit, who first inspired, and still preserves, the life of God in our souls.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:13


1Co 12:13-20 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body. "For by means of one spirit we were all baptized into one body" (Meyer). Rather, moved by one spirit acting through the apostles and evangelists, we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, bond or free. The idea is that though diverse in race and condition, all have been made parts of one body by baptism, and that this had all been done under the direction of one spirit. All, too, receiving it as a gift, drank of the same spirit. Hence, if special and extraordinary spiritual gifts were imparted to the members of this body, these would be due to one spirit.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • BSP
    Many have different gifts and ministries, but verses 4 through 7 shows that God uses the same spirit in these various gifts and roles.
  • IreneMW
    We are one body! As the scripture says. We all have different gifts and each significant. Don't let anyone tell you your gift is not sufficient according to this it is. Always strive for greater and growth but you count right now in this moment. I used to think if I didn't have the greatest gifts God didn't love me or want me. Don't be fooled by that lie from the devil. We are all his children!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    God The Giver who is Holy Spirit What can only give What He is Which is His GIFT holy spirit which is God in Christ in you which is power from on high. Speaking in Tongues-Interpretation of Tongues-Prophecy-Word of Knowledge-Word of Wisdom-Discerning of spirits-Faith-Miracles-Gifts of Healing. These are the Manafestions in the senses World. Shalom.
  • Sarah Estes
    I love that chapter basically because it says that all things are right that the holy spirit gives us n it says together in unison without division and without question we will work together but a part we may be effective at times but nowhere near as effective or impressive as when we r as 1 spirit and as 1 body as one it reflects the belief that you love your neighbor as yourself 1=all:all=1
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AT THIS YOURSELF ! Oh you who pray in the most sacred gift of speaking in tongues ! What do you think this gift was given to us for. Too put it to work and do what the Word itself tells you to do. This is how Gods people get their spiritual and physical needs met Amen. WAKE UP SAINTS BECAUSE THIS IS IT ! ITS ALL RIGHT THERE AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN ! God bless and be with you.
  • Donnell Williams
    Yes, The gifts only comes from the Holy Ghost.1Corinthians 13 speaks about the Spirit especially verse 7.

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