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1 Corinthians 12

Spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.

are divers,

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities 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 diversities of operations, but it is the same God who worketh all in all.

yet all to profit withal.

1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man for profit.

And to that end are diversely bestowed:

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; 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, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, [divers] kinds of languages; to another, the interpretation of languages: 1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the same Spirit, dividing to every man severally 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 that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and have been all made to drink 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 ear 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 every 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 to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

service,

1 Corinthians 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 1 Corinthians 12:23 And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness. 1 Corinthians 12:24 For our comely [parts] have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor 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 thus if one member suffers all the members suffer with it; or, if one member is honored, 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 members in particular. 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of languages. 1 Corinthians 12:29 [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles? 1 Corinthians 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak in languages? do all interpret? 1 Corinthians 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts. And yet I show to you a more excellent way.

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