1 CORINTHIANS - Chapter 12

1 - Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 - Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
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 Ghost.
4 - Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 - And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 - And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 - But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 - For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 - To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 - To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 - But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
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.
13 - For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 - For the body is not one member, but many.
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?
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?
17 - If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 - But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 - And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 - But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 - And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 - Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
23 - And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
24 - For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
25 - That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 - And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 - Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 - And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 - Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 - Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31 - But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.