1 Corinthians 12:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But all these worketh that one and the selfe same spirit, diuiding to euery man seuerally as he will.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But all these are the operations of the one and the same Spirit, giving to every man separately as his pleasure is.
- Basic English Bible

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

But all these worketh that one and the same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
- Webster's Bible

But these results are all brought about by one and the same Spirit, who bestows His gifts upon each of us in accordance with His own will.
- Weymouth Bible

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

And oon and the same spirit worchith alle these thingis, departynge to ech bi hem silf as he wole.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all these doth work the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:11


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


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:11


1Co 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit. There are named in 1Co 12:8-10 nine gifts, all supernatural, imparted by the same Spirit, which distributes them according to his own will.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • Ray321
    If a brother or sister in Christ is suffer spiritual battle and is in trouble, we must help or we will suffer too. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. It's better to rejoice then suffer. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 28: God has assigned various ministries and everyone has different gifts to offer.
  • Bro Okechukwu WORI
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, even now and for ever more. Amen. I chose verses 27 and 28 of 1 Corinthians Chapter 12. My understanding of these verses indicates that we can first accomplish our individual divine assignment if we unify together with love and faith. Also by coming together under a unified nut, we bring our diversified gifts, and talents to enhance the smooth fulfillment.
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    "...a more excellent way" is love. Love typically is burdens bearing that reliefs others of their challenges. Burdens bearing is living a life that comforts and inspires others. Being the hands of Jesus Christ to your world is one of the pointers to living inspiring and comforting life. The hallmark of Christianity is the more "excellent way". What speed do you tread the more excellent way daily?
  • Wayne
    Stephen, speaking in diverse languages and interpretation of diverse languages is listed last. Also, matt. 6:33 states but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Being in the kingdom and His righteousness, the Lord will supply all our needs.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - "..... and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost." What this is referring to is - Jesus is the 'Lord' of ones life, after Acts 2:38. It's THEN He becomes the Lord of one's life, and one can say, "I KNOW the Lord." Jn. 15:14. Matt. 28:19 is a commandment of Jesus: in the NAME of ....."

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