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1 Corinthians 12:9

    1 Corinthians 12:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To another faith in the same Spirit; and to another the power of taking away disease, by the one Spirit;

    Webster's Revision

    to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit;

    World English Bible

    to another faith, by the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, by the same Spirit;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:9

    Faith;

    Gifts of Healing.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 12:9

    To another faith - Another shall he distinguished for simple confidence in God; and his endowment is also given by the same Spirit. Many of the most useful people in the church are distinguished mainly for their simple confidence in the promises of God; and often accomplish more by prayer and by their faith in God than others do who are distinguished for their wisdom and learning. Humble piety and reliance in the divine promises, and that measure of ardor, fearlessness, and zeal which result from such confidence; that belief that all obstacles must be and will be overcome that oppose the gospel; and that God will secure the advancement of his cause, will often do infinitely more in the promotion of his kingdom than the most splendid endowments of learning and talent. Indeed, if a man were disposed to do good on the widest scale possible, to do the utmost that he possibly could in saving people, he would best accomplish it by seeking simple "faith" in God's aid and promises, and then under the influence of this, engage with ardor in doing what he could. Faith is one of the highest endowments of the Christian life; and yet, though all may obtain it, it is one of the rarest endowments. Perhaps by many it is despised, because it may be obtained by all; because it is a grace in which the poor and the humble may be as much distinguished as the man of splendid talents and profound learning.

    To another the gifts of healing - See Mark 16:18. This was promised to the disciples of the Saviour; and in the early church was conferred on many; compare Acts 5:12, Acts 5:15-16; Acts 19:12. It would seem from this passage that the gift of healing was conferred on some in a more eminent degree than on others.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 12:9

    12:9 Faith may here mean an extraordinary trust in God under the most difficult or dangerous circumstances. The gift of healing need not be wholly confined to the healing diseases with a word or a touch. It may exert itself also, though in a lower degree, where natural remedies are applied; and it may often be this, not superior skill, which makes some physicians more successful than others. And thus it may be with regard to other gifts likewise. As, after the golden shields were lost, the king of Judah put brazen in their place, so, after the pure gifts were lost, the power of God exerts itself in a more covert manner, under human studies and helps; and that the more plentifully, according as there is the more room given for it.