1 Corinthians 12:9

9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,

1 Corinthians 12:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
ESV
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
NLT
9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.
MSG
9 simple trust healing the sick
CSB
9 to another, faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

1 Corinthians 12:9 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 12:9

To another faith by the same Spirit
Not the grace of faith, which is common to all believers, though given by the same Spirit: but rather the doctrine of faith, and ability to preach it, and boldness and intrepidity of spirit to assert and defend it in the face of all opposition; all which are from the Spirit of God, and are more or less given to pastors and teachers, the third office in the church. Though generally this is understood of a faith of working miracles, as in ( 1 Corinthians 13:2 ) but the working of miracles is mentioned afterwards as distinct, unless it can be thought that this is the general name for miracles, and the rest that follow the particulars of them.

To another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
of healing all manner of sicknesses and diseases: this power Christ gave his disciples, when he first sent them out to preach the Gospel, and which he repeated when he renewed and enlarged their commission after his resurrection; and which was exercised with effect, sometimes only by overshadowing the sick with their shadows, as by Peter, ( Acts 5:15 Acts 5:16 ) sometimes by, laying hands on them, as the father of Publius, and others, were healed by Paul, ( Acts 28:8 Acts 28:9 ) and sometimes by anointing with oil, ( James 5:14 ) . Now these gifts were bestowed in common, by the Spirit, on apostles, prophets, and pastors, or elders of the church, in those early times: the Alexandrian copy, and the Vulgate Latin version, read, "by one Spirit".

1 Corinthians 12:9 In-Context

7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 17:19,20; 1 Corinthians 13:2; 2 Corinthians 4:13
  • 2. ver 28,30; Matthew 10:1