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12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you
12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb
idols, even as ye were led.
12:3 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.
12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all.
12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another
the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 12:9 To another faith by the
same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 12:10
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: 12:11 But all these worketh that one
and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12:12 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.
12:13 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.
12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of
the body; is it therefore not of the body? 12:16 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? 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the
hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 12:18
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it
hath pleased him.
12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 12:20 But
now are they many members, yet but one body.
12:21 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.
12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more
feeble, are necessary: 12:23 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.
12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the
body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which
12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members
should have the same care one for another.
12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it;
or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
12:28 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.
12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all
workers of miracles? 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all
speak with tongues? do all interpret? 12:31 But covet earnestly the
best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.