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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:4 many members in one body. There are three enumerations of the individualized gifts of the Holy Spirit in Paul’s epistles. See also I Corinthians 12:4-11 and Ephesians 4:11.

12:5 one body in Christ. All three listings of the gifts of the Spirit use the analogy of the body with its many members, indicating that all together comprise, in a spiritual sense, the body of Christ.

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