10 And to another the [a]operations of great works: and to another, [b]prophecy: and to another, the [c]discerning of spirits: and to another, diversities of tongues: and to another, the interpretation of tongues.
11 And all these things worketh one and the selfsame Spirit, distributing to every man severally [d]as he will.
12 [e]For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, which is one, though they be many, yet are but one body: [f]even so is [g]Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:10By operation he meaneth those great workings of God’s mighty power, which pass and excel amongst his miracles, as the delivery of his people Israel by the hand of Moses: that which he did by Elijah against the Priests of Baal, in sending down fire from heaven to consume his sacrifice: and that which he did by Peter in the matter of Ananias and Sapphira.
1 Corinthians 12:11He addeth moreover something else, to wit, 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.
1 Corinthians 12:12He setteth forth his former saying by a similitude taken from the body: This saith he, is manifestly seen in the body, whose members are divers, but yet so knit together, that they make but one body.
1 Corinthians 12:12The applying of the similitude. So must we also think, saith he, of the mystical body of Christ: for all we that believe, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, are by one selfsame Baptism joined together with our head, that by that means, there may be framed one body compact of many members: and we have drunk one selfsame spirit, that is to say, a spiritual feeling, perseverance and motion common to us all, out of one cup.
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