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1 Corinthians 12

Spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1 As concernynge spirituall giftes (brethren) I wolde not that ye were ignoraunt. 1 Corinthians 12:2 Ye knowe that ye were Heythe and wente youre wayes vnto dome Idols, eue as ye were led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherfore I declare vnto you, that no man speakynge thorow the sprete of God, defyeth Iesus. And no man can saye that Iesus is the LORDE, but by the holy goost.

are divers,

1 Corinthians 12:4 There are dyuerse giftes, yet but one sprete: 1 Corinthians 12:5 and there are dyuerse offices, yet but one LORDE: 1 Corinthians 12:6 and there are dyuerse operacions yet is there but one God, which worketh all in all.

yet all to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:7 The giftes of the sprete are geuen vnto euery man to profit the cogregacion.

And to that end are diversely bestowed:

1 Corinthians 12:8 To one is geuen thorow the sprete the vtteraunce of wissdome: to another is geuen the vtteraunce of knowlege acordinge to the same sprete: 1 Corinthians 12:9 to another, faith in the same sprete: to another, the giftes of healinge in the same sprete: 1 Corinthians 12:10 to another, power to do miracles: to another, prophecienge: to another, iudgment to discerne spretes: to another, dyuerse tunges: to another, the interpretacion of tunges. 1 Corinthians 12:11 These all doth ye same onely sprete worke, and distributeth vnto euery man, acordinge 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 yet many membres, neuertheles all the membres of the body though they be many, are yet but one body: euen so Christ also. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For we are all baptysed in one sprete to be one body, whether we be Iewes or Gentyles, whether we be bonde or fre, and haue all dronke of one sprete. 1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body also is not one membre, but many. 1 Corinthians 12:15 Yf the fote saye: I am not ye hande, therfore am I not a membre of the body, is he therfore not a membre of ye body?

tend all to the mutual decency,

1 Corinthians 12:16 And yf the eare saye: I am not the eye, therfore am I not a membre of the body, is he therfore not a membre of the body? 1 Corinthians 12:17 Yf all the body were an eye, where were then the hearinge? Yf all were hearinge, where then the smellinge? 1 Corinthians 12:18 But now hath God set the membres, euery one seuerally in the body, as it hath pleased him. 1 Corinthians 12:19 Neuertheles yf all the mebres were one membre, where were then the body? 1 Corinthians 12:20 But now are the membres many, yet is the body but one. 1 Corinthians 12:21 The eye can not saye vnto the hande: I haue no nede of the: or agayne the heade vnto the fete, I haue no nede of you:


1 Corinthians 12:22 but rather a greate deale the mebres of the body which seme to be most feble, are most necessary: 1 Corinthians 12:23 and vpon those membres of the body which we thinke least honest, put we most honestie on: and oure vncomly partes haue most beutye on. 1 Corinthians 12:24 For oure honest membres neade it not. But God hath so measured ye body, and geuen most honoure vnto that mebre which had nede, 1 Corinthians 12:25 that there shulde be no stryfe in the body, but that the membres shulde indifferently care one for another. And yf one membre suffre, all the membres suffre with him:

and succour of the same body;

1 Corinthians 12:26 and yf one membre be had in honoure, all the membres are glad with him also.

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

1 Corinthians 12:27 But ye are the body of Christ, and membres, euery one of another. 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath ordeyned in the congregacion, first the Apostles, secodly prophetes, thirdly teachers, then doers of miracles, after that the giftes of healinge, helpers, gouerners, dyuerse tunges. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are they all Apostles? Are they all prophetes? Are they all teachers? Are they all doers of miracles? 1 Corinthians 12:30 Haue they all the giftes of healinge? Speake they all with tunges? Can they all interprete? 1 Corinthians 12:31 But covet ye the best giftes. And yet shewe I you a more excellent waye.

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