1 Corinthians 12:2

“Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee know that yee were Gentiles, caryed away vnto these dumbe idoles, euen as ye were led.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You know that when you were pagans, {you were} led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye know that when ye were Gentiles `ye were' led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might led.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are conscious that when you were Gentiles, in whatever way you were guided, you went after images without voice or power.
- Basic English Bible

Ye know that when ye were [of the] nations [ye were] led away to dumb idols, in whatever way ye might be led.
- Darby Bible

Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
- Webster's Bible

You know that when you were heathens you went astray after dumb idols, wherever you happened to be led.
- Weymouth Bible

You know that when you were heathen, you were led away to those mute idols, however you might be led.
- World English Bible

For ye witen, that whanne ye weren hethene men, hou ye weren led goynge to doumbe maumetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye have known that ye were nations, unto the dumb idols -- as ye were led -- being carried away;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:2


12:2 Ye were heathens - Therefore, whatever gifts ye have received, it is from the free grace of God. Carried away - By a blind credulity. After dumb idols - The blind to the dumb; idols of wood and stone, unable to speak themselves, and much more to open your mouths, as God has done. As ye were led - By the subtlety of your priests.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:2


1Co 12:2 Ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols. Idolaters worshiping idols. These false gods had oracles, and priests professed to speak under the influence of the spirit of the god. The oracle of Delphos, not far distant from Corinth, was especially celebrated.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12:2

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