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1 Corinthians 12:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, distributions of gifts, there are, yet the same Spirit,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And there are diversities of gifts, and the same Spirit;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Nowe there are diuersities of gifts, but the same spirit.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Now, there are distributions of gifts, but one is the Spirit;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Now there are diversities of gifts; but the Spirit is one.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
there are 1526
{1526} Prime
Third person plural present indicative of G1510; they are.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
diversities 1243
{1243} Prime
From G1244; a distinction or (concretely) variety.
of gifts, 5486
{5486} Prime
From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
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).
same 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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 12:4

_ _ diversities of gifts — that is, varieties of spiritual endowments peculiar to the several members of the Church: compare “dividing to every man severally” (1 Corinthians 12:11).

_ _ same Spirit — The Holy Trinity appears here: the Holy Spirit in this verse; Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:5; and the Father in 1 Corinthians 12:6. The terms “gifts,” “administrations,” and “operations,” respectively correspond to the Divine Three. The Spirit is treated of in 1 Corinthians 12:7, etc.; the Lord, in 1 Corinthians 12:12, etc.; God, in 1 Corinthians 12:28. (Compare Ephesians 4:4-6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 12:4

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit — Divers streams, but all from one fountain. This verse speaks of the Holy Ghost, the next of Christ, the sixth of God the Father. The apostle treats of the Spirit, 1 Corinthians 12:7, &c.; of Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:12, &c.; of God, 1 Corinthians 12:28, &c.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 12:4

(4) Now there are diversities of gifts, but the (d) same Spirit.

(4) In the second place, he lays another foundation, that is, that these gifts are different, as the functions also are different and their offices different, but that one self same Spirit, Lord, and God is the giver of all these gifts, and that to one end, that is, for the profit of all.

(d) The Spirit is plainly distinguished from the gifts.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Corinthians 12:8-11 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; ... But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
Romans 12:4-6 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: ... Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;
Ephesians 4:4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
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?
1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
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