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1 Corinthians 12

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12:1 Now concerning spiritual `gifts', brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

12:2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles `ye were' led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might led.

12:3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit.

12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

12:5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord.

12:6 And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all.

12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal.

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:

12:9 to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit;

12:10 and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; to another `divers' kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues:

12:11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will.

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

12:13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of 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; it is not 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; it is not 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 each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

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

12:21 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.

12:22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:

12:23 and those `parts' of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely `parts' have more abundant comeliness;

12:24 whereas our comely `parts' have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that `part' which lacked;

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 suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or `one' member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, `divers' kinds of tongues.

12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all `workers of' miracles?

12:30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

12:31 But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.