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The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Corinthians 12:13

By one Spirit; rather, in one Spirit. The diffusion of one spirit is the clement of unity. Are we all baptized; rather, we were all baptized. Whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free. Moreover, as these were national and social differences, they were all obliterated by baptism, which made us all equal members of one holy brotherhood ( Galatians 3:28 ). Have been all made to drink into one Spirit . The word "into" is probably spurious. We have all been given to... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:13

For by one Spirit - That is, by the agency or operation of the same Spirit, the Holy Spirit, we have been united into one body. The idea here is the same as that presented above 1 Corinthians 12:7, 1 Corinthians 12:11, by which all the endowments of Christians are traced to the same Spirit. Paul here says, that that Spirit had so endowed them as to fit them to constitute one body, or to be united in one, and to perform the various duties which resulted from their union in the same Christian... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

1 Corinthians 12:12-13. For as the human body is one, and yet hath many members For different offices; and all the members, though many, constitute but one body United in one well-regulated system; so also is Christ That is, mystically considered, namely, the whole church or society, of which Christ is the head: in which, though there are several members, having different gifts, yet they do not constitute several churches, but only one church, and therefore they should all use... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Unity in spite of many gifts (12:12-31)The human body is made up of many parts, all with different functions, yet there is a basic unity throughout the body. So it is in the church which is Christ’s body. All believers, without distinction, are introduced into and united in that body through the baptism of the Spirit. The same Spirit dwells within each one (12-13).Many parts make up the body, and all are necessary for its proper functioning. Those without more obvious gifts should not think... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Corinthians 12:13

are = were. baptized . App-115 . It is the Lord who baptizes in pneuma hagion. See John 1:33 . Note that "by" is "in" (Greek. en) and "Spirit" has no art. into . App-104 . Gentiles = Greeks. bond = slaves. App-190 . have been = were. into . Greek. eis , as above, but the texts omit, probably because of the difficulty of the expression; but eis may be rendered "at", as in Acts 8:40 ; Acts 18:22 ; Acts 20:14-16 , &c., the gifts of the Spirit being regarded as a fountain. Compare... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:13

For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit.In one Spirit were we all baptized ... Throughout the New Testament, Christian baptism is revealed to be one of the two essential elements of the new birth, without which no man may see the kingdom of God. These are: obedience to the ordinance of baptism and the reception of the Holy Spirit. Jesus joined these two essential elements by his requirement that... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:13

1 Corinthians 12:13. For by one Spirit, &c.— "For all of us, who are endued with the gifts and graces of one and the self-same Spirit, (1 Corinthians 12:11.) are thereby incorporated into one spiritual body, according to what was signified by our being baptized with water, and that without any preference of one to another, whether we be Jewish or Gentile believers, and whatever our civil station be in the world, whether that of masters, or servants, and bond-slaves: for we are all one in... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Corinthians 12:13

13. by . . . Spirit . . . baptized—literally, "in"; in virtue of; through. The designed effect of baptism, which is realized when not frustrated by the unfaithfulness of man. Gentiles—literally, "Greeks." all made to drink into one Spirit—The oldest manuscripts read, "Made to drink of one Spirit," omitting "into" ( :-). There is an indirect allusion to the Lord's Supper, as there is a direct allusion to baptism in the beginning of the verse. So the "Spirit, the water, and the blood" ( :-),... 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

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