1 CorinthiansChapter 12

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1 Now concerning the spirituals, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that as nations ye were led away unto those dumb :idols, howsoever ye might be led. 3 Wherefore I make known to you, that no one speaking by God’s Spirit saith, Jesus is anathema; and no one can say, Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all the things in all. 7 But to each is given the manifestation of the Spirit to :profit. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit a word of wisdom; and to another a word of know- ledge, according to the same Spirit: 9 to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit; 10 and to another workings of powers; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits: to another kinds of tongues; and to another interpretation of tongues; 11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each severally even as he willeth. 12 For even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also the Christ. 13 For in one Spirit also were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body also is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. 17 If the whole body were eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where the smelling? 18 But now hath :God set the members each of them in the body even as he willed. 19 And if all were one member, where were the body? 20 But now the members are many, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much rather, the members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary: 23 and what parts of the body we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor; and our :uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness; 24 whereas our comely parts have no need: but :God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that which is lacking; 25 that no schism be in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or a member is glorified, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are Christ’s body, and severally members thereof. 28 And :God hath set some in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then powers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all power workers? 30 have all gifts of healings? speak all in tongues? do all interpret?
31 But desire earnestly the greater :gifts.
And I show you moreover an excellent way.

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