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1 Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12:1  
Now concerning spiritual things, brothers, I don’t want you to be ignorant.

1 Corinthians 12:2  
You know that when you were heathen, you were led away to those mute idols, however you might be led.

1 Corinthians 12:3  
Therefore I make known to you that no man speaking by God’s Spirit says, “Jesus is accursed.” No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” but by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:4  
Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:5  
There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:6  
There are various kinds of workings, but the same God who works all things in all.

1 Corinthians 12:7  
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all.

1 Corinthians 12:8  
For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

1 Corinthians 12:9  
to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,

1 Corinthians 12:10  
and to another workings of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of languages, and to another the interpretation of languages.

1 Corinthians 12:11  
But the one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires.

1 Corinthians 12:12  
For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13  
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:14  
For the body is not one member, but many.

1 Corinthians 12:15  
If the foot would say, “Because I’m not the hand, I’m not part of the body,” it is not therefore not part of the body.

1 Corinthians 12:16  
If the ear would say, “Because I’m not the eye, I’m not part of the body,” it’s not therefore not part of the body.

1 Corinthians 12:17  
If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?

1 Corinthians 12:18  
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired.

1 Corinthians 12:19  
If they were all one member, where would the body be?

1 Corinthians 12:20  
But now they are many members, but one body.

1 Corinthians 12:21  
The eye can’t tell the hand, “I have no need for you,” or again the head to the feet, “I have no need for you.”

1 Corinthians 12:22  
No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

1 Corinthians 12:23  
Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant modesty,

1 Corinthians 12:24  
while our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,

1 Corinthians 12:25  
that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

1 Corinthians 12:26  
When one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. When one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12:27  
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

1 Corinthians 12:28  
God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages.

1 Corinthians 12:29  
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers?

1 Corinthians 12:30  
Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with various languages? Do all interpret?

1 Corinthians 12:31  
But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you.


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