Miracles, prophecies, and speaking in tongues (1 Cor. 12:10)

“The following spiritual gifts

Were given:

The working of miracles;

To another,


To another,

The ability to distinguish

Between spirits;

To another,

Various kinds of tongues;

To another,

The interpretation of tongues.”

ἄλλῳ δὲ ἐνεργήματα δυνάμεων, ἄλλῳ δὲ προφητεία, ἄλλῳ δὲ διακρίσεις πνευμάτων, ἑτέρῳ γένη γλωσσῶν, ἄλλῳ δὲ ἑρμηνεία γλωσσῶν·

Paul said to another is given the working of miracles (ἄλλῳ δὲ ἐνεργήματα δυνάμεων).  To another is given prophecy (ἄλλῳ δὲ προφητεία).  To another is given the ability to distinguish between spirits (ἄλλῳ δὲ διακρίσεις πνευμάτων).  To another is given various kinds of tongues (ἑτέρῳ γένη γλωσσῶν).  To another is given the interpretation of tongues (ἄλλῳ δὲ ἑρμηνεία γλωσσῶν).  Only this Corinthian letter used this word ἐνεργήματα, an effect, operation, or working, and the word διακρίσεις, that means a division, distribution, difference, or distinction, plus the word ἑρμηνεία, that means an interpretation, or explanation.  Paul continued with his list of charismatic gifts (χαρίσματα).  Some had the ability or divine power to work miracles, while others had the gift of prophecy with mystical insights.  Some were able to distinguish whether spirits were good or bad, between the angelic and the demonic spirits.  Some had the ability to speak in foreign languages or unintelligible tongues, while others had the ability to interpret or translate these foreign or unintelligible languages.  Do you have any special charismatic gifts?

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