1 Corinthians 12

The Use of Spiritual Gifts

1Now concerning a  spiritual gifts, brethren b  I do not want you to be unaware. 2 c  You know that when you were pagans, you were d  led astray to the e  mute idols, however you were led. 3Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking
Or in
,
g  by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is
Gr anathema
,
i  accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is j  Lord,” except
Or in
,
l  by the Holy Spirit.

4Now there are m  varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6There are varieties of effects, but the same n  God who works all things in all persons. 7But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit o  for the common good. 8For to one is given the word of p  wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of q  knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9to another r  faith
Or in
by the same Spirit, and to another t  gifts of
Lit healings
healing
Or in
by the one Spirit,
10and to another the
Lit effects
effecting of
Or works of power
,
y  miracles, and to another z  prophecy, and to another the
Lit distinguishings
,
ab  distinguishing of spirits, to another various ac  kinds of tongues, and to another the ad  interpretation of tongues.
11But one and the same Spirit works all these things ae  distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

12For even af  as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body ag  so also is Christ. 13For
Or in
,
ai  by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether aj  Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to ak  drink of one Spirit.

14For al  the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason
Lit not a part
any the less a part of the body.
16And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason
Lit not a part
any the less a part of the body.
17If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18But now God has ao  placed the members, each one of them, in the body ap  just as He desired. 19If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20But now aq  there are many members, but one body. 21And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22On the contrary
Lit to a much greater degree the members
it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;
23and those members of the body which we
Or think to be
deem less honorable,
Or these we clothe with
on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,
24whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 25so that there may be no
Lit schism
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
Lit glorified
honored, all the members rejoice with it.

27Now you are aw  Christ’s body, and ax  individually members of it. 28And God has
Lit set some in
,
az  appointed in ba  the church, first bb  apostles, second bc  prophets, third bd  teachers, then
Or works of power
,
bf  miracles, then bg  gifts of healings, helps bh  administrations, various bi  kinds of tongues.
29All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of
Or works of power
miracles, are they?
30All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not bk  interpret, do they? 31But bl  earnestly desire the greater gifts.

And I show you a still more excellent way.
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