John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 12:4 - 12:4

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 12:4 - 12:4


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1Co 12:4. Διαιρέσεις, divisions) The LXX. use this term to express the Hebrew word מחלקת, concerning the orders of the priests. Comp. dividing, 1Co 12:11.-δὲ, but) an antithesis between the one fountain and the many streams.-χαρισμάτων, of gifts) Those endowments which in ver, 1 he had called spiritual things, now, after mentioning Jesus, he calls gifts.-πνεῦμα, Spirit) The Holy Spirit is spoken of in this verse; Christ in 1Co 12:5; God the Father in 1Co 12:6 : and calling them gifts, ministrations, operations, agrees respectively with these names. The Spirit is treated of at 1Co 12:7, etc.: the Lord at 1Co 12:12, etc.: God at 1Co 12:28, etc.-[Comp. Eph 4:4-6.]