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

  • 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 ....."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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