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I'm trying to find a few verses about spiritual gifts. I belie that its in one of Paul's epistles. I believe it says

Some are called to be preachers, some prophets, some counselors...

Can anyone identify this for me?

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I think the passage you are looking for is Eph4:11. –  Monika Michael Aug 19 '12 at 17:19
Check 1 Corithians 12:6-10 –  tunmise fashipe Aug 19 '12 at 17:31
Welcome to C.SE! I personally am not going to Vote to Close, since you are new, but this question really falls under general reference - something that a very quick google search would already answer. In general, any time you already know the text you are looking for, the answer will be obvious. Still, I'm going to answer this one very generally, because it is a common thing to want to know how to find a reference. Hopefully this will answer all of your "verse-identification" questions. –  Affable Geek Aug 19 '12 at 21:28
possible duplicate of What are the Spiritual Gifts? –  Wikis Oct 28 '12 at 19:42

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There are several lists of spiritual gifts in the New Testament:

  • Romans 12:6-8
  • 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28
  • Ephesians 4
  • 1 Peter 4

A quick google search of "Some are called to be preachers" will show that this text comes from Ephesians 4.

If you do not have access to the Internet, the tool you would use for any type of verse identification is called a Concordance. The most famous one, Strong's Concordance is just an index of every word in the King James Bible, arranged alphabetically, followed by a list of verses in which it appears.

Most Study Bibles will have a smaller concordance listed in the back.

Finally, there are several electronic concordances (I use Logos, many people love BibleWorks, and for free you can get e-Sword.)

These tools are specifically designed for those who have already "hid thy Word in [their] heart," that they might find where it says not to sin against Thee.

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