Gifts And Talents

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1 Timothy 4:14

Do not neglect the gift which is in you, [that special inward endowment] which was directly imparted to you [by the Holy Spirit] by prophetic utterance when the elders laid their hands upon you [at your ordination].

Matthew 25:15

To one he gave five talents [probably about $5,000], to another two, to another one -- "to each in proportion to his own personal ability. Then he departed and left the country.

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.

Matthew 25:14

For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.

1 Corinthians 12:4

Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.

Ephesians 4:7

Yet grace (God's unmerited favor) was given to each of us individually [not indiscriminately, but in different ways] in proportion to the measure of Christ's [rich and bounteous] gift.

1 Corinthians 12:8

To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,

Matthew 25:18

But he who had received the one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.

2 Timothy 1:6

That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [ with those of the elders at your ordination].

1 Corinthians 12:1

Now about the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.

Romans 11:29

For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]

Matthew 25:20

And he who had received the five talents came and brought him five more, saying, Master, you entrusted to me five talents; see, here I have gained five talents more.

1 Corinthians 7:7

I wish that all men were like I myself am [in this matter of self-control]. But each has his own special gift from God, one of this kind and one of another.

1 Corinthians 12:30

Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

1 Kings 10:10

And she gave the king 120 talents of gold and of spices a very great store and precious stones. Never again came such abundance of spices as these the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

Matthew 25:28

So take the talent away from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.

1 Corinthians 14:1

Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy ( interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching).

1 Corinthians 12:10

To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight ( the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.

Ecclesiastes 3:13

And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor -- "it is the gift of God.

Matthew 25:27

Then you should have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received what was my own with interest.

Luke 19:19

And he said also to him, And you will take charge over five cities.

Psalm 68:29

[Out of respect] for Your temple at Jerusalem kings shall bring gifts to You.

1 Corinthians 14:12

So it is with yourselves; since you are so eager and ambitious to possess spiritual endowments and manifestations of the [Holy] Spirit, [concentrate on] striving to excel and to abound [in them] in ways that will build up the church.

Luke 19:17

And he said to him, Well done, excellent bond servant! Because you have been faithful and trustworthy in a very little [thing], you shall have authority over ten cities.

1 Corinthians 1:7

That you are not [consciously] falling behind or lacking in any special spiritual endowment or Christian grace [ the reception of which is due to the power of divine grace operating in your souls by the Holy Spirit], while you wait and watch [constantly living in hope] for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and [His] being made visible to all.

Matthew 25:22

And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, Master, you entrusted two talents to me; here I have gained two talents more.

Philippians 4:17

Not that I seek or am eager for [your] gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit [the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account].

Luke 19:12

He therefore said, A certain nobleman went into a distant country to obtain for himself a kingdom and then to return.

1 Kings 10:14

Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one [particular] year was 666 talents of gold,

Exodus 35:35

He has filled them with wisdom of heart and ability to do all manner of craftsmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, of the embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do or design any skilled work.

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who separates you from the others [as a faction leader]? [Who makes you superior and sets you apart from another, giving you the preeminence?] What have you that was not given to you? If then you received it [from someone], why do you boast as if you had not received [but had gained it by your own efforts]?

Matthew 25:29

For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will be furnished richly so that he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away.

Luke 19:13

Calling ten of his [own] bond servants, he gave them ten minas [each equal to about one hundred days' wages or nearly twenty dollars] and said to them, Buy and sell with these while I go and then return.

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