1 Corinthians 12 ©
Paul teacheth that none can own Christ but by the Holy Ghost; whose gifts are diverse, and dealt out to different persons to profit withal. As many members make up one natural body, so Christians in general form one mystical body: and as every member is equally a part of the natural body, and hath a necessary function allotted it; so is it with Christ's body, the church; to the individual members of which God hath assigned different gifts and offices for the general good.
To another the pworking of miracles; to another qprophecy; to another rdiscerning of spirits; to another s*divers kinds of tongues; to another tthe interpretation of tongues:
wFor by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, xwhether we be Jews or 3Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into yone Spirit.
For the body is not one member, but many.
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
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?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
And if they were all one member, where were the body?
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath *tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
That there should be no 5schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
And fGod hath set some in the church, first gapostles, secondarily hprophets, thirdly teachers, after that imiracles, then jgifts of healings, khelps, lgovernments, 6diversities of mtongues.
nAre all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all 7workers of miracles?
Have all the gifts of healing? odo all speak with tongues? do all interpret?