1 Corinthians 12

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not wish you to be ignorant. You know that when you were heathen you went astray after dumb idols, wherever he be led. Wherefore I want you to understand that no one who speaks in the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; there are various forms of service, and the same Lord; and varieties of work, and the same God, who works in all. Now to each man has been given his manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one man by the Spirit has been given a word of wisdom, to another a word of insight by the same Spirit; to one man by the same Spirit is given faith, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit; 10 to another the powers which work miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits; to another varieties of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But the one and the same Spirit gives power to all, distributing his gifts to each as he wills.

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, although they be many, are one body; so also is Christ. 13 And we can see this, for in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jew or Gentile, whether slave or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am a hand, I am not part a part the body," would it not indeed be a part of the body? 16 Or if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body," would it be any less a part of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were hearing? If all were hearing, where were smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body as it has pleased him. 19 If all were one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you". nor again of head to the feet, "I have no need for you." 22 On the contrary, we need those members of the body which seem to be weaker; 23 upon those parts of the body which we esteem less honorable, we bestow more abundant honor, and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For whereas our comely parts have no need, God has tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that member in which lacked; 25 that there should be no disunion in the body, but that members mutual care for one another. 26 When one member suffers, all the others suffer with it; and when one member is honored, all the members are glad with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed those in the church to be first of all apostles, second, prophets, third, teachers. then workers of miracles, healers, helpers, administrators, users of various kinds of "tongues." 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? teachers? workers of miracles? 30 Have all gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Desire earnestly the greater gifts. And yet I will go on to show you a still more excellent way.

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