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1 Corinthians 12

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Spiritual Gifts; One Body Made Up of Many Parts

Now concerning spiritual things, brothers, I don't want you to be ignorant. +
You know that when you were heathen, you were led away to those mute idols, however you might be led. +
Therefore I make known to you that no man speaking by God's Spirit says, "Jesus is accursed." No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," but by the Holy Spirit. +
Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. +
There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord. +
There are various kinds of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all. +
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all. +
For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; +
to another faith, by the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, by the same Spirit; +
and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages. +
But the one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires. +
For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. +
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit. +
For the body is not one member, but many. +
If the foot would say, "Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body," it is not therefore not part of the body. +
If the ear would say, "Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body," it's not therefore not part of the body. +
If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be? +
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired. +
If they were all one member, where would the body be? +
But now they are many members, but one body. +
The eye can't tell the hand, "I have no need for you," or again the head to the feet, "I have no need for you." +
No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. +
Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety; +
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part, +
that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. +
When one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. Or when one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. +
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. +
God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages. +
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers? +
Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with various languages? Do all interpret? +
But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you. +

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