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1 Corinthians 12

Spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spirituall giftes, brethren, I would not haue you ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, and were caried away vnto the dumme Idoles, as ye were led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore, I declare vnto you, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Iesus execrable: also no man can say that Iesus is the Lord, but by the holy Ghost.

are divers,

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diuersities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are diuersities of administrations, but the same Lord, 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diuersities of operations, but God is the same 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 profite withall.

And to that end are diversely bestowed:

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is giuen by the Spirit the word of wisdome: and to an other the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:9 And to another is giuen faith by the same Spirit: and to another the giftes of healing, by the same Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:10 And to another the operations of great workes: and to another, prophecie: and to another, the discerning of spirits: and to another, diuersities of tongues: and to another, the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:11 And all these thinges worketh one and the selfe same Spirit, distributing 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 members of the body, which is one, though they be many, yet are but one body: euen so is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we bee Iewes, or Grecians, whether we be bonde, or free, and haue bene all made to drinke into one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body also is not one member, but many. 1 Corinthians 12:15 If the foote would 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 would 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 nowe hath God disposed the members euery one of them in the bodie at his owne pleasure. 1 Corinthians 12:19 For if they were all one member, where were the body? 1 Corinthians 12:20 But now are there many members, yet but one body. 1 Corinthians 12:21 And the eye cannot say vnto the hand, I haue no neede of thee: nor the head againe to the feete, I haue no neede of you.


1 Corinthians 12:22 Yea, much rather those members of the body, which seeme to be more feeble, are necessarie. 1 Corinthians 12:23 And vpon those members of the body, which wee thinke most vnhonest, put wee more honestie on: and our vncomely parts haue more comelinesse on. 1 Corinthians 12:24 For our comely partes neede it not: but God hath tempered the body together, and hath giuen the more honour to that part which lacked, 1 Corinthians 12:25 Lest there should be any diuision in the body: but that the members shoulde haue the same care one for another.

and succour of the same body;

1 Corinthians 12:26 Therefore if one member suffer, all suffer with it: if one member be had in honour, 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 ye are the body of Christ, and members for your part. 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath ordained some in the Church: as first Apostles, secondly Prophetes, thirdly teachers, then them that doe miracles: after that, the giftes of healing, helpers, gouernours, diuersitie of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all Apostles? are all Prophetes? are all teachers? 1 Corinthians 12:30 Are all doers of miracles? haue all the gifts of healing? doe all speake with tongues? doe all interprete? 1 Corinthians 12:31 But desire you the best giftes, and I will yet shewe you a more excellent way.

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