1611 King James Bible

1 Corinthians 12

Spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spirituall [giftes], brethren, I would not haue you ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12:2 Yee know that yee were Gentiles, caryed away vnto these dumbe idoles, euen as ye were led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I giue you to vnderstand, that no man speaking by the spirit of God, calleth Iesus accursed: and that no man can say that Iesus is the Lord, but by the holy Ghost.

are divers,

1 Corinthians 12:4 Nowe there are diuersities of gifts, but the same spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diuersities of operations, but it is the same God, which worketh all in all.

yet all to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the spirit, is giuen to euery man to profit withall.

And to that end are diversely bestowed:

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is giuen by the spirit, the word of wisedome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:9 To another faith, by the same spirit: to another the gifts of healing, by the same spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophecie, to another discerning of spirits, to another [diuers] kindes of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfe same spirit, diuiding to euery man seuerally as he will.

that by the like proportion, as the members of a natural body,

1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the membrs of that one body, being many, are one bodie: so also [is] Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one spirit are we all baptized into one bodie, whether [wee bee] Iewes or Gentiles, whether [wee bee] bond or free: and haue beene all made to drinke into one spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many. 1 Corinthians 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?

tend all to the mutual decency,

1 Corinthians 12:16 And if the eare shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body: is it therefore not of the body? 1 Corinthians 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 1 Corinthians 12:18 But now hath God set the members, euery one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 1 Corinthians 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 1 Corinthians 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 1 Corinthians 12:21 And the eye cannot say vnto the hand, I haue no need of thee: nor againe, the head to the feete, I haue no neede of you.


1 Corinthians 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the bodie, which seeme to bee more feeble, are necessary. 1 Corinthians 12:23 And those [members] of the bodie, which wee thinke to bee lesse honourable, vpon these we bestow more abundant honour, and our vncomely parts haue more abundant comelinesse. 1 Corinthians 12:24 For our comely [parts] haue no need: but God hath tempered the bodie together, hauing giuen more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 1 Corinthians 12:25 That there should be no schisme in the body: but that the members should haue the same care one for another.

and succour of the same body;

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it: or one member be honoured, all the members reioyce with it.

so we should do one for another, to make up the mystical body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now yee are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the Church, first Apostles, secondarily Prophets, thirdly Teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helpes in gouernmets, diuersities of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all Apostles? are all Prophets? are all Teachers? are all workers of miracles? 1 Corinthians 12:30 Haue all the gifts of healing? doe all speake with tongues? doe all interpret? 1 Corinthians 12:31 But couet earnestly the best gifts: And yet shew I vnto you a more excellent way.

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