1 Corinthians 12:5

“And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there are different sorts of servants, but the same Lord.
- Basic English Bible

and there are distinctions of services, and the same Lord;
- Darby Bible

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
- Webster's Bible

various forms of official service, and yet one and the same Lord;
- Weymouth Bible

There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord.
- World English Bible

and dyuerse seruyces ther ben, but it is al oon Lord; and dyuerse worchingis ther ben,
- Wycliffe Bible

and there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:5


12:5 Administrations - Offices. But the same Lord appoints them all.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:5


1Co 12:5 Differences of administrations; of ministries or offices, but all are in the service of "the same Lord".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We are reminded of the diversity of gifts and roles. We should covet earnestly the best gifts through supplication to God.
  • 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.

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