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1 Corinthians 12

12:1 Now concerning spirituall giftes, brethren, I would not haue you ignorant. 12:2 Yee know that yee were Gentiles, caryed away vnto these dumbe idoles, euen as ye were led. 12:3 Wherefore I giue you to vnderstand, that no man speaking by the spirit of God, calleth Iesus accursed: and that no man can say that Iesus is the Lord, but by the holy Ghost. 12:4 Nowe there are diuersities of gifts, but the same spirit. 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 12:6 And there are diuersities of operations, but it is the same God, which worketh all in all. 12:7 But the manifestation of the spirit, is giuen to euery man to profit withall. 12:8 For to one is giuen by the spirit, the word of wisedome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit. 12:9 To another faith, by the same spirit: to another the gifts of healing, by the same spirit: 12:10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophecie, to another discerning of spirits, to another diuers kindes of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfe same spirit, diuiding to euery man seuerally as he will. 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the membrs of that one body, being many, are one bodie: so also is Christ. 12:13 For by one spirit are we all baptized into one bodie, whether wee bee Iewes or Gentiles, whether wee bee bond or free: and haue beene all made to drinke into one spirit. 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many. 12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body: is it therefore not of the body 12:16 And if the eare shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body: is it therefore not of the body 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling 12:18 But now hath God set the members, euery one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body 12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 12:21 And the eye cannot say vnto the hand, I haue no need of thee: nor againe, the head to the feete, I haue no neede of you. 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the bodie, which seeme to bee more feeble, are necessary. 12:23 And those members of the bodie, which wee thinke to bee lesse honourable, vpon these we bestow more abundant honour, and our vncomely parts haue more abundant comelinesse. 12:24 For our comely parts haue no need: but God hath tempered the bodie together, hauing giuen more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 12:25 That there should be no schisme in the body: but that the members should haue the same care one for another. 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it: or one member be honoured, all the members reioyce with it. 12:27 Now yee are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 12:28 And God hath set some in the Church, first Apostles, secondarily Prophets, thirdly Teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helpes in gouernmets, diuersities of tongues. 12:29 Are all Apostles are all Prophets are all Teachers are all workers of miracles 12:30 Haue all the gifts of healing doe all speake with tongues doe all interpret 12:31 But couet earnestly the best gifts: And yet shew I vnto you a more excellent way.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain