Matthew Bible

1 Corinthians 12

Spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1 In spiritual thinges brethren I would not haue you ignoraunt. 1 Corinthians 12:2 Ye knowe that ye were Gentyles, and wente your wayes vnto domme Idols, euen as you were led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherfore I declare vnto you, that no man speakinge in the spirite of God, defieth Iesus. Also no man saye that Iesus is the Lorde: but by the holye ghoste.

are divers,

1 Corinthians 12:4 There are diuersities of gyftes verelye, yet but one spirite. 1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are differences of administracions, & yet but one Lorde. 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diuerse maners of operations, and yet but one God, which worketh all thinges that are wrought, in all creatures.

yet all to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:7 The giftes of the spirite are geuen to euerie man to profite the congregation.

And to that end are diversely bestowed:

1 Corinthians 12:8 To one is geuen thorowe the spirite the vtteraunce of wysdome. To another is geuen the vtteraunce of knowledge by the same spirite. 1 Corinthians 12:9 To another is geuen fayth by the same spirite. To another the giftes of healinge, by the same spirite. 1 Corinthians 12:10 To another power to do miracles. To another prophecie. To another iudgement of spirites. To an other diuerse tounges. To another the interpretation of tounges. 1 Corinthians 12:11 And these all worketh euen the selfe same spyryte, deuydynge to euerye man seuerall gyftes, euen as he wyll.

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

1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the bodye is one, and hath manye membres, and all the membres of one bodye though they be many, yet are they but one bodye: euen so is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one spyryte are we al baptysed to make one body, whether we be Iewes or Gentiles, whether we be bounde or fre: and haue al drounke of one spirite. 1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body is not one member, but manye. 1 Corinthians 12:15 Yf the fote saye: I am not the hand, therfore I am not of the bodye: is he therfore not of the bodye?

tend all to the mutual decency,

1 Corinthians 12:16 And yf the eare saye, I am not the eye: therfore I am not of the bodye: is he therfore not of the bodie? 1 Corinthians 12:17 If al þe bodye were an eye, where were then the eare? If all were hearinge? wher were the smellynge? 1 Corinthians 12:18 But nowe hath God disposed the membres euerye one of them in the bodye, at hys owne pleasure, 1 Corinthians 12:19 If they were al one member: where were the bodye? 1 Corinthians 12:20 Nowe are there manye membres, yet but one bodye. 1 Corinthians 12:21 And the eye can not saye vnto the hand: I haue no nede of the: nor the heade also to the fete. I haue no nede of you.


1 Corinthians 12:22 Yea rather a greate deale those members of the bodye, whyche seme to be moste feble, are moste necessarye. 1 Corinthians 12:23 And vpon those membres of the bodie, which we thinke leste honest, put we moste honestye on. And oure vngodlye parties haue most beauty on. 1 Corinthians 12:24 For our honeste members nede it not. But God hath so disposed the bodye, and hath geuen moste honoure to that parte whyche lacked, 1 Corinthians 12:25 lest there should be anye stryfe in the bodye: but that the membres shoulde indifferentlye care one for another.

and succour of the same body;

1 Corinthians 12:26 And yf one member be had in honoure, all the membres be glad also.

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

1 Corinthians 12:27 Ye are the bodye of Christe, and membres one of another. 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath also ordeined in the congregation, fyrst the Apostles, secondarely prophetes, thyrdely teachers then them that do miracles: after that þe giftes of healinge, helpers, gouernes, diuersitie of tounges. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all Apostles? Are all Prophetes? Are all teachers? Are all doers of miracles: 1 Corinthians 12:30 Haue al the gyftes of healinge? Do all speake with tounges? Do al interprete? 1 Corinthians 12:31 Couet after the beste gyftes. And yet shewe I vnto you a more excellente waye.

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