1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 12 ©

1Paul teacheth that none can own Christ but by the Holy Ghost; 4whose gifts are diverse, 7and dealt out to different persons to profit withal. 12As many members make up one natural body, so Christians in general form one mystical body: 14and as every member is equally a part of the natural body, and hath a necessary function allotted it; 27so 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.

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NOW concerning aspiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

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Ye know that ye were bGentiles, carried away unto these cdumb idols, even as ye were led.

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Wherefore I give you to understand, dthat no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus 1accursed: and that eno man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy *Ghost.

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Now fthere are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

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And there are gdifferences of 2administrations, but the same Lord.

g Ro. 12.4-8. Ep. 4.5,11. ch. 8.6. v.28.
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And there are hdiversities of operations, but it is ithe same God which worketh all in all.

h v.9,10.
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But the jmanifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit *withal.

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kFor to one is given by the Spirit the word of lwisdom; to another the word of mknowledge by the same Spirit;

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To another nfaith by the same Spirit; to another othe gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

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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:

r 1Jn. 4.1. Re. 2.2. Ac. 5.3. ch. 14.29.
t ch. 14.26-28. v.30.
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uBut all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man *severally as he will.

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vFor 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.

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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.

x Ep. 6.8.
y v.4,11.
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For the body is not one member, but many.

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If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

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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?

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If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

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zBut now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

z v.11,28. Ro. 12.3-8. Ep. 4.11. v.4-11.
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And if they were all one member, where were the body?

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But now are they many members, yet but one body.

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aAnd 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.

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Nay, much more those bmembers of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

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And those members of the body, which we think to be cless honourable, upon these we 4bestow more abundant honour; and our *uncomely parts have more abundant *comeliness.

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For our comely parts have no need: but God hath *tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

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That there should be no 5schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

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dAnd whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

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eNow ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

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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.

i v.10.
j v.9. Mat. 9.38.
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nAre all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all 7workers of miracles?

n v.4-11.
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Have all the gifts of healing? odo all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

o v.10.
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pBut covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.