1 Corinthians Chapter 12 (Index)

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001  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

002  Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

003  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

004  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

005  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

006  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

007  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

008  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

009  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

010  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

011  But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

012  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

013  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

014  For the body is not one member, but many.

015  If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

016  And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

017  If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

018  But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

019  And if they were all one member, where were the body?

020  But now are they many members, yet but one body.

021  And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

022  Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

023  And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

024  For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

025  That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

026  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

027  Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

028  And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

029  Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

030  Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

031  But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.