1 Corinthians 12
1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12:2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles [ye were] led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, 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.
1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord. 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all.
yet all to profit withal.
1 Corinthians 12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal.
And to that end are diversely bestowed:
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, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit; 1 Corinthians 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: 1 Corinthians 12:11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even 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 members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 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. 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; it is not therefore not of the body.
tend all to the mutual decency,
1 Corinthians 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. 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 each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him. 1 Corinthians 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 1 Corinthians 12:20 But now they are many members, but one body. 1 Corinthians 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.
1 Corinthians 12:22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary: 1 Corinthians 12:23 and those [parts] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness; 1 Corinthians 12:24 whereas our comely [parts] have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked; 1 Corinthians 12:25 that there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.
and succour of the same body;
1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or [one] member is honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
so we should do one for another, to make up the mystical body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof. 1 Corinthians 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. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all [workers of] miracles? 1 Corinthians 12:30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 1 Corinthians 12:31 But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And a still more excellent way shew I unto you.