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1 Corinthians 12:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But all these worketh that one and the same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But all these things operates the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each in particular according as he pleases.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, all these, energiseth the one and the same Spirit, distributing unto each one, peculiarly, even as it is disposed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and all these doth work the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But all these things, one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But all these worketh that one and the selfe same spirit, diuiding to euery man seuerally as he will.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But all these one Spirit effecteth, and divideth unto every man as he willeth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But all these, worketh that one Spirit; and he distributeth to every one as he pleaseth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
these 5023
{5023} Prime
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
worketh 1754
{1754} Prime
From G1756; to be active, efficient.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
that one 1520
{1520} Prime
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
selfsame 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Spirit, 4151
{4151} Prime
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
dividing 1244
{1244} Prime
From G1223 and G0138; to separate, that is, distribute.
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to every man 1538
{1538} Prime
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
severally 2398
{2398} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
as 2531
{2531} Prime
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
he will. 1014
{1014} Prime
Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will', that is, (reflexively) be willing.
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 12:11

_ _ as he will — (1 Corinthians 12:18; Hebrews 2:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 12:11

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 12:11

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally (6) as he will.

(6) He adds moreover somewhat else, that is, that although these gifts are unequal, yet they are most wisely divided, because the will of the Spirit of God is the rule of this distribution.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1 Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
1 Corinthians 7:17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;
2 Corinthians 10:13 But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
Ephesians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.


1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Matthew 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
John 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Romans 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.
Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
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