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1 Corinthians 12

Introduction

Overview

1 Corinthians 12:1, Spiritual gifts, 1 Corinthians 12:4, are diverse, 1 Corinthians 12:7, yet all to profit withal; 1 Corinthians 12:8, And to that end are diversely bestowed; 1 Corinthians 12:12, that by the like proportion, as the members of a natural body tend all to the mutual decency, 1 Corinthians 12:22. service, 1 Corinthians 12:26. and succour of the same body; 1 Corinthians 12:27, so we should do for one another, to make up the mystical body of Christ.

Verse 1

spiritual: 1 Corinthians 12:4-1 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 14:1-Job :, 1 Corinthians 14:37, Ephesians 4:11

I would not: 1 Corinthians 10:1, 2 Corinthians 1:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 2 Peter 3:8

Reciprocal: Luke 2:36 - a prophetess Acts 19:2 - We have Romans 1:11 - that Romans 1:13 - General Romans 11:25 - I would 1 Corinthians 2:13 - but

Verse 2

that: 1 Corinthians 6:11, Galatians 4:8, Ephesians 2:11, Ephesians 2:12, Ephesians 4:17, Ephesians 4:18, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, Titus 3:3, 1 Peter 4:3

dumb: Psalms 115:5, Psalms 115:7, Psalms 135:16, Habakkuk 2:18, Habakkuk 2:19

even: Matthew 15:14, 1 Peter 1:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:26 - no voice Psalms 68:13 - ye have Jeremiah 10:5 - speak Acts 19:26 - that they Romans 1:23 - an image Romans 10:19 - foolish Galatians 2:13 - carried Ephesians 4:14 - carried 2 Timothy 3:6 - led 1 John 2:22 - he that

Verse 3

no man: Mark 9:39, John 16:14, John 16:15, 1 John 4:2, 1 John 4:3

accursed: or, anathema, 1 Corinthians 16:22, Deuteronomy 21:23, Galatians 3:13

no man: 1 Corinthians 8:6, Matthew 16:16, Matthew 16:17, John 13:13, John 15:26, 2 Corinthians 3:5, 2 Corinthians 11:4

Reciprocal: Job 26:4 - whose spirit Psalms 109:20 - them Matthew 23:34 - I send Luke 9:50 - for John 14:26 - Holy Ghost Acts 8:37 - I believe 2 Corinthians 4:5 - Christ Galatians 1:8 - accursed Philippians 2:11 - is Lord 1 John 2:22 - he that

Verse 4

there: 1 Corinthians 12:8-1 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Romans 12:4-Joshua :, Ephesians 4:4, Hebrews 2:4, 1 Peter 4:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 26:3 - coupled together Exodus 31:3 - filled Exodus 35:30 - See Exodus 35:31 - And he Exodus 35:35 - the cunning Numbers 4:47 - every one Numbers 11:17 - I will take Numbers 26:56 - General Numbers 27:18 - a man Judges 3:10 - the Spirit 1 Chronicles 26:8 - able men Isaiah 40:14 - understanding Haggai 1:14 - stirred Matthew 25:14 - and delivered Matthew 28:19 - the name Mark 13:34 - and to Romans 12:6 - then Romans 15:19 - by the 1 Corinthians 3:5 - even 1 Corinthians 4:7 - who 1 Corinthians 12:1 - spiritual 1 Corinthians 12:11 - all 1 Corinthians 12:29 - all apostles 2 Corinthians 3:8 - the ministration 2 Corinthians 11:4 - receive James 1:17 - good 1 Peter 4:11 - the ability 1 John 5:7 - The Father Revelation 1:4 - from the Revelation 2:7 - let him Revelation 4:5 - the seven

Verse 5

administrations: or, ministries, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 12:29, Romans 12:6-Ruth :, Ephesians 4:11, Ephesians 4:12

but: 1 Corinthians 8:6, Matthew 23:10, Acts 10:36, Romans 14:8, Romans 14:9, Philippians 2:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 4:28 - General Ephesians 4:5 - One Lord

Verse 6

worketh: 1 Corinthians 12:11, 1 Corinthians 3:7, Job 33:29, John 5:17, Ephesians 1:19-Song of Solomon :, Colossians 1:29, Philippians 2:13, Hebrews 13:21

all: 1 Corinthians 15:28, Ephesians 1:23, Colossians 3:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 4:28 - General 1 Samuel 3:4 - called Samuel 2 Corinthians 5:18 - all Ephesians 4:6 - God

Verse 7

1 Corinthians 14:5, 1 Corinthians 14:12, 1 Corinthians 14:17, 1 Corinthians 14:19, 1 Corinthians 14:22-Ezekiel :, Matthew 25:14-Amos :, Romans 12:6-Ruth :, Ephesians 4:7-2 Kings :, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Peter 4:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:3 - filled Exodus 35:34 - Aholiab Daniel 1:17 - Daniel had understanding Mark 4:21 - Is a Luke 19:13 - delivered Acts 20:20 - profitable Romans 12:3 - according 1 Corinthians 12:28 - God 1 Corinthians 14:6 - what shall I 1 Corinthians 14:26 - Let Galatians 3:2 - Received Ephesians 4:12 - perfecting 1 Thessalonians 1:5 - in the 2 Timothy 3:16 - and is

Verse 8

is given: 1 Corinthians 1:5, 1 Corinthians 1:30, 1 Corinthians 2:6-2 Samuel :, 1 Corinthians 13:2, 1 Corinthians 13:8, Genesis 41:38, Genesis 41:39, Exodus 31:3, 1 Kings 3:5-2 Kings :, Nehemiah 9:20, Job 32:8, Psalms 143:10, Proverbs 2:6, Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 11:3, Isaiah 50:4, Isaiah 59:21, Daniel 2:21, Matthew 13:11, Acts 6:3, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 1:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 35:35 - the cunning Numbers 4:44 - General Judges 6:34 - the Spirit 2 Chronicles 9:23 - God Psalms 30:8 - unto Isaiah 28:6 - for a spirit Acts 19:6 - the Holy Ghost Acts 20:28 - over 1 Corinthians 2:10 - the Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:4 - there 1 Corinthians 13:1 - I speak 1 Corinthians 14:6 - knowledge 1 Corinthians 14:26 - every Ephesians 3:5 - by Ephesians 4:7 - unto Colossians 1:28 - in all 2 Timothy 2:7 - and James 3:17 - the wisdom 2 Peter 3:15 - according

Verse 9

faith: 1 Corinthians 13:2, Matthew 17:19, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:22, Mark 11:23, Luke 17:5, Luke 17:6, 2 Corinthians 4:13, Ephesians 2:8, Hebrews 11:33

the gifts: Matthew 10:8, Mark 6:13, Mark 16:18, Luke 9:2, Luke 10:9, Acts 3:6-Ruth :, Acts 4:29-Obadiah :, Acts 5:15, Acts 10:38, Acts 19:11, Acts 19:12, James 5:14, James 5:15

Reciprocal: Psalms 30:8 - unto Acts 5:16 - healed Acts 28:8 - and healed

Verse 10

the working: 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 12:29, Mark 16:17, Mark 16:20, Luke 24:49, John 14:12, Acts 1:8, Romans 15:19, Galatians 3:5, Hebrews 2:4

prophecy: 1 Corinthians 13:2, 1 Corinthians 14:1, 1 Corinthians 14:3, 1 Corinthians 14:5, 1 Corinthians 14:24, 1 Corinthians 14:31, 1 Corinthians 14:32, 1 Corinthians 14:39, Numbers 11:25-Joel :, 1 Samuel 10:10-1 Chronicles :, 1 Samuel 19:20-Jeremiah :, 2 Samuel 23:1, 2 Samuel 23:2, Joel 2:28, John 16:13, Acts 2:17, Acts 2:18, Acts 2:29, Acts 2:30, Acts 11:28, Acts 21:9, Acts 21:10, Romans 12:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:20, 2 Peter 1:20, 2 Peter 1:21

discerning: 1 Corinthians 14:29, Acts 5:3, 1 John 4:1, Revelation 2:2

divers: 1 Corinthians 12:28-Amos :, 1 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Corinthians 14:2-Numbers :, 1 Corinthians 14:23, 1 Corinthians 14:27, 1 Corinthians 14:39, Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4-2 Kings :, Acts 10:46, Acts 10:47, Acts 19:6

to another the: 1 Corinthians 12:30, 1 Corinthians 14:26-Hosea :

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:8 - Do not Nehemiah 6:12 - I perceived Acts 2:11 - wonderful 1 Corinthians 1:5 - in all 1 Corinthians 11:4 - or 1 Corinthians 13:8 - tongues 1 Corinthians 14:13 - pray

Verse 11

all: 1 Corinthians 12:4, 1 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Corinthians 7:17, John 3:27, Romans 12:6, 2 Corinthians 10:13, Ephesians 4:7

as: 1 Corinthians 12:6, Daniel 4:35, Matthew 11:26, Matthew 20:15, John 3:8, John 5:21, Romans 9:18, Ephesians 1:11, Hebrews 2:4, James 1:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:8 - Do not Exodus 35:30 - See 1 Chronicles 6:32 - according to their order Luke 8:10 - Unto John 14:12 - the Acts 8:29 - General Acts 10:19 - the Spirit Acts 13:2 - the Holy Acts 16:6 - forbidden 1 Corinthians 12:18 - as it Colossians 1:29 - his 1 Timothy 4:1 - the Spirit

Verse 12

as: 1 Corinthians 10:17, Romans 12:4, Romans 12:5, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 4:4, Ephesians 4:12, Ephesians 4:15, Ephesians 4:16, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 5:30, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 1:24, Colossians 2:19, Colossians 3:15

so: 1 Corinthians 12:27, Galatians 3:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:46 - one house Exodus 26:3 - coupled together Exodus 35:35 - the cunning Exodus 40:33 - up the court Job 29:15 - eyes John 15:5 - vine John 17:11 - that John 17:21 - they all John 17:26 - and I Acts 4:32 - the multitude Acts 9:4 - why Acts 11:26 - were Acts 22:8 - whom 1 Corinthians 8:12 - ye sin against 1 Corinthians 11:11 - General 1 Corinthians 12:14 - General Galatians 3:28 - for Ephesians 1:3 - in Christ Ephesians 2:14 - both Ephesians 3:6 - the same Ephesians 4:3 - General Ephesians 4:25 - for Philippians 1:27 - in one

Verse 13

by: 1 Corinthians 10:2, Isaiah 44:3-Deuteronomy :, Ezekiel 36:25-Daniel :, Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16, John 1:16, John 1:33, John 3:5, Acts 1:5, Romans 6:3-Joshua :, Romans 8:9-1 Kings :, Ephesians 4:5, Ephesians 5:26, Colossians 2:11, Colossians 2:12, Titus 3:4-Joshua :, 1 Peter 3:21

whether we be Jews: Romans 3:29, Romans 4:11, Galatians 3:23, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 2:11-Nehemiah :, Ephesians 2:19-Song of Solomon :, Ephesians 3:6, Colossians 1:27, Colossians 3:11

Gentiles: Gr. Greeks

bond: 1 Corinthians 7:21, 1 Corinthians 7:22, Ephesians 6:8

to drink: Song of Solomon 5:1, Isaiah 41:17, Isaiah 41:18, Isaiah 55:1, Zechariah 9:15-Esther :, John 4:10, John 4:14, John 6:63, John 7:37-Malachi :

Reciprocal: Exodus 36:29 - coupled Joel 2:29 - General Mark 1:8 - he shall John 17:11 - that Acts 10:35 - in Acts 11:16 - but Acts 19:3 - Unto what Acts 22:16 - arise 1 Corinthians 6:17 - General 1 Corinthians 10:16 - the communion of the blood 2 Corinthians 8:7 - as 2 Corinthians 13:14 - the communion Galatians 3:14 - might Galatians 3:27 - as many Ephesians 2:18 - by Ephesians 4:3 - General Ephesians 4:4 - one body Philippians 2:1 - if any fellowship 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - been burdensome Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine Revelation 13:16 - free

Verse 14

1 Corinthians 12:12, 1 Corinthians 12:19, 1 Corinthians 12:27, 1 Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:25

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:31 - instead of eyes 1 Kings 5:6 - that there is not 1 Corinthians 12:29 - all apostles

Verse 15

Judges 9:8-Ezra :, 2 Kings 14:9

Verse 16

is it: 1 Corinthians 12:16, 1 Corinthians 12:22, Romans 12:3, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 13:1 - I speak

Verse 17

1 Corinthians 12:21, 1 Corinthians 12:29, 1 Samuel 9:9, Psalms 94:9, Psalms 139:13-Nehemiah :, Proverbs 20:12

Verse 18

hath: 1 Corinthians 12:24, 1 Corinthians 12:28

as it: 1 Corinthians 12:11, 1 Corinthians 3:5, 1 Corinthians 15:38, Psalms 110:3, Psalms 135:6, Isaiah 46:10, Jonah 1:14, Luke 10:21, Luke 12:32, Romans 12:3, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:9, Revelation 4:11

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 4:9 - are Matthew 6:27 - by 1 Corinthians 1:30 - in

Verse 19

1 Corinthians 12:14

Verse 20

Reciprocal: Exodus 36:10 - General Exodus 36:13 - so it became Romans 12:5 - General Ephesians 4:4 - one body

Verse 21

Numbers 10:31, Numbers 10:32, 1 Samuel 25:32, Ezra 10:1-Deuteronomy :, Nehemiah 4:16-Ecclesiastes :, Job 29:11

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:24 - General Judges 13:23 - his wife Proverbs 22:2 - rich Acts 18:26 - expounded Acts 28:15 - he thanked 1 Corinthians 12:17 - General

Verse 22

Proverbs 14:28, Ecclesiastes 4:9-2 Kings :, Ecclesiastes 5:9, Ecclesiastes 9:14, Ecclesiastes 9:15, 2 Corinthians 1:11, Titus 2:9, Titus 2:10

Reciprocal: Acts 28:15 - he thanked Romans 15:1 - ought 1 Corinthians 12:16 - is it Philippians 2:4 - General 1 Peter 3:7 - giving

Verse 23

bestow: or, put on, Genesis 3:7, Genesis 3:21

Verse 24

Genesis 2:25, Genesis 3:11

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 12:18 - hath

Verse 25

there: 1 Corinthians 1:10-2 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 3:3, John 17:21-Ezekiel :, 2 Corinthians 13:11

schism: or, division

the same: 2 Corinthians 7:12, 2 Corinthians 8:16

Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 13:5 - seeketh 2 Corinthians 7:11 - carefulness

Verse 26

Romans 12:15, 2 Corinthians 11:28, 2 Corinthians 11:29, Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 13:3, 1 Peter 3:8,*Gr.

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:24 - wept Exodus 18:9 - General Joshua 1:15 - then ye shall Ruth 4:14 - the women 1 Samuel 11:4 - lifted up 2 Samuel 15:30 - weeping Esther 4:5 - to know Job 2:11 - to come Job 6:14 - To him Job 16:4 - if your soul Job 19:21 - have pity Job 42:11 - they bemoaned Psalms 35:27 - shout Amos 6:6 - but Luke 1:58 - they Luke 15:24 - they John 13:34 - That ye love Acts 12:5 - prayer was made without ceasing Acts 22:8 - whom 2 Corinthians 2:2 - General 2 Corinthians 7:13 - we were Philippians 2:26 - ye had

Verse 27

1 Corinthians 12:12, 1 Corinthians 12:14-Proverbs :, Romans 12:5, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 4:12, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 5:30, Colossians 1:24

Reciprocal: Exodus 36:10 - General John 13:34 - That ye love John 15:5 - vine Acts 22:8 - whom Romans 12:4 - General 1 Corinthians 1:30 - in 1 Corinthians 6:15 - your 1 Corinthians 10:17 - we being Galatians 3:16 - which Ephesians 3:6 - the same

Verse 28

God: 1 Corinthians 12:7-1 Kings :, Luke 6:14, Acts 13:1-Leviticus :, Acts 20:28, Romans 12:6-Ruth :, Ephesians 2:20, Ephesians 3:5, Ephesians 4:11-1 Chronicles :, Hebrews 13:17, Hebrews 13:24, 1 Peter 5:1-Numbers :

helps: Numbers 11:17

governments: Romans 12:8, 1 Timothy 5:17, Hebrews 13:17, Hebrews 13:24

diversities: or, kinds, 1 Corinthians 12:10, Acts 2:8-1 Kings :

Reciprocal: Exodus 40:8 - the court Exodus 40:33 - up the court 1 Samuel 3:4 - called Samuel 1 Kings 4:2 - the princes Isaiah 62:6 - set watchmen Ezekiel 3:17 - I have Matthew 9:38 - that Matthew 13:27 - the servants Mark 16:17 - they Luke 10:2 - the Lord Luke 19:13 - delivered Acts 2:4 - began Acts 2:11 - wonderful Acts 2:17 - your sons Acts 11:27 - prophets Acts 15:32 - being Acts 19:6 - the Holy Ghost Acts 28:8 - and healed Romans 10:15 - And how Romans 12:5 - General 1 Corinthians 3:5 - even 1 Corinthians 11:4 - or 1 Corinthians 12:4 - there 1 Corinthians 12:5 - administrations 1 Corinthians 12:14 - General 1 Corinthians 12:18 - hath 1 Corinthians 13:2 - I have the 1 Corinthians 13:8 - tongues 1 Corinthians 14:5 - would 1 Corinthians 16:16 - helpeth 2 Corinthians 3:6 - hath Ephesians 4:7 - unto 1 Thessalonians 5:12 - and are 1 Thessalonians 5:20 - General James 3:1 - be James 5:15 - the prayer Revelation 11:3 - I will give power

Verse 29

all apostles: 1 Corinthians 12:4-1 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 12:14-Proverbs :

workers: or, powers

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:27 - the servants Luke 19:13 - delivered Acts 13:1 - prophets Acts 15:32 - being Romans 10:15 - And how 1 Corinthians 12:5 - administrations 1 Corinthians 12:10 - the working 1 Corinthians 12:17 - General 1 Corinthians 13:1 - I speak Ephesians 3:5 - as it Ephesians 4:11 - pastors

Verse 30

Reciprocal: Mark 16:17 - they 1 Corinthians 12:10 - to another the 1 Corinthians 13:1 - I speak 1 Corinthians 14:5 - except 1 Corinthians 14:13 - pray

Verse 31

covet: 1 Corinthians 8:1, 1 Corinthians 14:1, 1 Corinthians 14:39, Matthew 5:6, Luke 10:42

show: 1 Corinthians 13:1-1 Chronicles :, Philippians 3:8, Hebrews 11:4

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:9 - Elisha said 1 Corinthians 14:12 - forasmuch 1 Corinthians 16:14 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-corinthians-12.html.