1 Corinthians 12

1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to mute idols, however you may have been moved. 3Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. 4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are varieties of service, but the same Lord. 6There are varieties of working, but the same God who works all of them in all men. 7But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10and to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another distinguishing between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as he wills.

12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14For the body is not made up of one member but of many. 15If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason be any less a part of the body. 16And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason be any less a part of the body. 17If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18But now God has arranged the members in the body, each one of them, just as he desired. 19If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we treat with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24while our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving the greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

27Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it. 28And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then those having gifts of healings, helps, administrations, and those speaking in various kinds of tongues. 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

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