1 Corinthians 12:6

“And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there are diuersities of operations, but it is the same God, which worketh all in all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all {persons.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there are different operations, but the same God, who is working all things in all.
- Basic English Bible

and there are distinctions of operations, but the same God who operates all things in all.
- Darby Bible

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God who worketh all in all.
- Webster's Bible

diversities in work, and yet one and the same God--He who in each person brings about the whole result.
- Weymouth Bible

There are various kinds of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all.
- World English Bible

but `al is oon God, that worchith alle thingis in alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and there are diversities of workings, and it is the same God -- who is working the all in all.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:6


12:6 Operations - Effects produced. This word is of a larger extent than either of the former. But it is the same God who worketh all these effects in all the persons concerned.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:6


1Co 12:6 Diversities of operations. The inward workings of the Spirit are not always the same, but it is God, one God, "the same God", who causes them all. The object of this section is to show that one divine source accounts for spiritual gifts diverse in their manifestations.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12:6

  • Robert Webster for verse 6
    i believe this particular verse should show us that the different denominations of the church are all of the same and only God and that the denominations should realize this and quit bashing each other
  • Susan Dalton for verse 6
    Merry Christmas!
    "And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." (I Corinthians 12:6)

    There are some boats called "Lakers," and others called "Salties." The "Lakers" which are to big to fit through locks can only ply the waters of the lakes. They have a function, many are massive freighters carrying thousands of pounds of tonnage; but because of their size they are unable to reach the ocean.

    The "Salties" are the boats that sail the oceans. Many of these may also sail the Great Lakes because they are also small enough to fit through the locks.

    Most ships are either "liners" are "chartered" (tramps).

    The liners have a specific route with specific ports. They go from one destination to the next regularly. Whether an ocean liner or an air liner, they carry many people or goods from one point to another. (ex. Washington to New York; New York to Chicago)

    Chartered boats (or planes) do not have set schedules or destinations. They can be chartered to go wherever someone needs or wants to go. Someone may charter a plane to take them into remote jungle areas. Someone may charter a boat to take them somewhere at the exact time they want to go.

    God has diversities of operations. Some may be freighters locked to the lakes. Others may be "Salties" sailing the oceans. Still others may sail both ocean and lakes.

    God has "liners" and He has "tramps."

    There are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

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