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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Corinthians 12:10-11

1 Corinthians 12:10-11. To another, the working of miracles That is, miracles of a different kind; such as taking up serpents, drinking any deadly draught without hurt, and especially casting out devils. But it may not be improper to observe here, that the original expression, ενεργηματα δυναμεων , here rendered the working of miracles, is translated by Dr. Macknight, the inworkings of powers, the former word being derived from ενεργεω , signifying not to work simply, but to work in... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

12:1-14:40 SPIRITUAL GIFTS IN THE CHURCHThe variety of gifts (12:1-11)Some unusual spiritual gifts operated in the early church. One of these caused people to speak with strange sounds (commonly referred to as ‘tongues’) that neither they nor the hearers understood unless someone interpreted them. Some at Corinth, still influenced by attitudes from former idolatrous days, were impressed by such things and considered those who so spoke to be spiritually superior. However, the situation got out... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Corinthians 12:10

working . See 1 Corinthians 12:6 . miracles . App-172 and App-176 :1. discerning . Greek. diakrisis. See Romans 14:1 .Hebrews 5:14 . Compare App-122 . spirits . App-101 . kinds . Greek. gen o s , as in 1 Corinthians 14:10 . interpretation . Greek. hermeneia. Only here and 1 Corinthians 14:26 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:10

And to another working of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits: to another divers kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues.Five other miraculous gifts are enumerated here, making nine mentioned in this paragraph.Working of miracles ... It appears that miracles would be a greater gift than healings, mentioned above them; but McGarvey thought that these included miracles of judgment such as those executed upon Elymas, Ananias and Sapphira,... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:10

1 Corinthians 12:10. Prophesy.— This plainly signifies, foretelling the future fortunes of the church, to the comfort and edification of the assembly, as St. Paul expresses it, ch. 1Co 14:3 and the effects generally attending the act of prophesy in a little time assumed its name. But the proper sense of prophesy, and that in which it is here to be understood, is the foretelling things to come. See on Romans 12:6. The next gift is the discerning of Spirits. The reputation attending the exercise... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:10

10. working of miracles—As "healings" are miracles, those here meant must refer to miracles of special and extraordinary POWER (so the Greek for "miracles" means); for example, healings might be effected by human skill in course of time; but the raising of the dead, the infliction of death by a word, the innocuous use of poisons, c., are miracles of special power. Compare Mark 6:5 Acts 19:11. prophecy—Here, probably, not in the wider sense of public teaching by the Spirit (1 Corinthians 11:4; 1... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Corinthians 12:4-31

2. The need for varieties of spiritual gifts 12:4-31Paul planned to return to the subject of glossolalia (ch. 14), but first he wanted to talk more generally about spiritual gifts. In the verses that follow he dealt with differences in gifts in the church."Having given the negative and positive criterion of genuine spiritual endowments as manifested in speech, the Apostle goes on to point out the essential oneness of these very varied gifts." [Note: Robertson and Plummer, p. 262.] Diversity,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Corinthians 12:10

Miracles are mighty works (Gr. dynameis) that alter the natural course of events. Probably all types of miracles beside healings are in view. God gave the ability to do miracles to His Son and to some Christians in the early church to signify that He was with them and empowering them (cf. Luke 4:14 to Luke 9:50; Galatians 3:5; Hebrews 2:4). Luke’s Gospel, in particular, presents Jesus as teaching and then validating His teaching by doing miracles. Acts shows the apostles doing the same... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

(e) Spiritual Gifts(i) Their Nature and Relations1-3. The test of the Spirit’s presence is the confession of Jesus as the Lord. It would seem that some members of the Church, carried away by their excitement when speaking in the congregation under the power of the Spirit, as they said, had called Jesus accursed, as if they had been unbelievers. No such utterance, says the Apostle, can proceed from any one who speaks by the Spirit.2. Gentiles] and so ignorant of all spiritual gifts, and... read more

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