1 Corinthians 12
1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore, I give you to understand that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say The Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are diversities of ministries. but the same Lord. 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who worketh all in all.
yet all to profit withal.
1 Corinthians 12:7 And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit.
And to that end are diversely bestowed:
1 Corinthians 12:8 To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given 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: to another, the grace of healing in one Spirit: 1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles: to another, prophecy: to another, the discerning of spirits: to another, diverse kinds of tongues: to another, interpretation of speeches. 1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these things, one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according 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, whereas they are many, yet 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 Gentiles, whether bond or free: and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body also is not one member, but many. 1 Corinthians 12:15 If the foot should 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 should 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 the eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 1 Corinthians 12:18 But now God hath set the members, every one of them, in the body as it hath pleased him. 1 Corinthians 12:19 And if they all were one member, where would be the body? 1 Corinthians 12:20 But now there are many members indeed, yet one body. 1 Corinthians 12:21 And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help. Nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you.
1 Corinthians 12:22 Yea, much, more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body are more necessary 1 Corinthians 12:23 And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour: and those that are our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 1 Corinthians 12:24 But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour. 1 Corinthians 12:25 That there might be no schism in the body: but the members might be mutually careful one for another.
and succour of the same body;
1 Corinthians 12:26 And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with it: or if one member glory, 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 you are the body of Christ and members of member. 1 Corinthians 12:28 And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors: after that miracles: then the graces of healings, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches. 1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all doctors? 1 Corinthians 12:30 Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 1 Corinthians 12:31 But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.