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1 Corinthians 12:29

    1 Corinthians 12:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Are all Apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? have all the power of working wonders?

    Webster's Revision

    Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    World English Bible

    Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:29

    Are all apostles, etc. - That is: All are not apostles, all are not prophets, etc.; God has distributed his various gifts among various persons, each of whom is necessary for the complete edification of the body of Christ. On these subjects see the notes on 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 (note).

    1 Corinthians 12:29.Are all Apostles;

    Prophets;

    Teachers;

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    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 12:29

    Are all apostles? ... - These questions imply, with strong emphasis, that it could not be, and ought not to be, that there should be perfect equality of endowment. It was not a matter of fact that all were equal, or that all were qualified for the offices which others sustained. Whether the arrangement was approved of or not, it was a simple matter of fact that some were qualified to perform offices which others were not; that some were endowed with the abilities requisite to the apostolic office, and others not; that some were endowed with prophetic gifts, and others were not; that some had the gift of healing, or the talent of speaking different languages, or of interpreting and that others had not.