1 Corinthians 12
12 1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have
2Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led
away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might led.
3Wherefore I make
known unto you, 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.
there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5And there are
diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord.
6And there are
diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all.
7But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit
8For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and
to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:
another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the
10and 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:
these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally
even as he will.
12For 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.
13For 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.
14For the body is not one member, but many.
15If the foot shall say,
Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of
16And 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.
17If the whole body
were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were
18But now hath God set the members each one of them in the
body, even as it pleased him.
19And if they were all one member, where
were the body?
20But now they are many members, but one body.
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.
22Nay, much rather, those members of the
body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:
parts of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we
bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant
24whereas our comely parts have no need: but God
tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part
25that there should be no schism in the body; but
that the members should have the same care one for another.
whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or one
member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27Now ye are the body
of Christ, and severally members thereof.
28And 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.
29Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all
workers of miracles?
30have all gifts of healings? do all speak
with tongues? do all interpret?
31But desire earnestly the greater gifts.
And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.