1 Corinthians 12

And concerning spirituals, my brethren, I would have you know, that ye have been pagans ; and have been, without distinction, led away after idols, in which there is no speech. I therefore inform you, that there is no man, that speaketh by the Spirit of God, who saith that Jesus is accursed: neither can a man say that Jesus is the Lord, except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are diversities of gifts; but the Spirit is one. And there are diversities of ministrations; but the Lord is one. And there are diversities of energies; but God, who worketh all in all men, is one. And to each man, there is given a manifestation of the Spirit, that it may aid him. To one, by the Spirit, there is given a word of wisdom; and to another, by the same Spirit, there is given a word of knowledge: to another, by the same Spirit, faith: to another, by the same Spirit, gifts of healing: 10 and to another, miracles: and to another, prophecy: and to another, the discerning of spirits: and to another, divers kinds of tongues: and to another, the interpretation of tongues. 11 But all these, worketh that one Spirit; and he distributeth to every one as he pleaseth. 12 For as the body is one, and in it are many members; and all those members of the body, though many, are one body; so also is the Messiah. 13 For all of us, likewise, by one Spirit, have been baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free; and all of us have drinked in one Spirit. 14 For a body also, is not one member, but many. 15 For if the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it, on that account, not of the body? 16 Or if the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it, on that account, not of the body? 17 And if the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? Or if it were all hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now hath God placed every one of the members in the body, according to his pleasure. 19 And if they were all one member, where would be the body? 20 But now they are many members, yet but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, Thou art not needful to me: nor can the head say to the feet, Ye are not needful to me. 22 But rather, those members which are accounted feeble, are indispensable. 23 And those which we think dishonorable in the body, on them we heap more honor; and those that are uncomely, on them we put the more decoration. 24 For the honorable members in us, have no need of honor: for God hath tempered the body, and given more honor to the member which is inferior; 25 that there might be no disunion in the body, but that all the members, equally, might care for one another; 26 so that, when one member is in pain, they will all sympathize; and if one member is exalted, all the members will be exalted. 27 Now ye are the body of Messiah, and members in your place. 28 For God hath placed in his church, first, legates; after them, prophets; after them, teachers; after them, workers of miracles; after them, the gifts of healing, and helpers, and leaders, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are they all legates? Are they all prophets? Are they all teachers? Are they all workers of miracles? 30 Have all of them the gifts of healing? Do they all speak with tongues? Or do they all interpret? 31 And if ye are emulous of the superior gifts, on the other hand, I show to you a better way.
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