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1 Corinthians 12 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Diversity of Spiritual Gifts
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Now concerning spiritual gifts:[fn] brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be unaware.

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You know that when you were pagans, you used to be enticed and led astray by mute idols.

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Therefore I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

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Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

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There are different ministries, but the same Lord.

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And there are different activities, but the same God produces each gift in each person.

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A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good:

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to one is given a message of wisdom through the Spirit, to another, a message of knowledge by the same Spirit,

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to another, faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

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to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of tongues,[fn] to another, interpretation of tongues.

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One and the same Spirit is active in all these, distributing to each person as he wills.

Unity Yet Diversity in the Body
(cf. Eph 4:1–16 )
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For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body ​— ​so also is Christ.

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For we were all baptized by[fn] one Spirit into one body ​— ​whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free ​— ​and we were all given one Spirit to drink.

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Indeed, the body is not one part but many.

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If the foot should say, “Because I’m not a hand, I don’t belong to the body,” it is not for that reason any less a part of the body.

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And if the ear should say, “Because I’m not an eye, I don’t belong to the body,” it is not for that reason any less a part of the body.

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If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?

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But as it is, God has arranged each one of the parts in the body just as he wanted.

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And if they were all the same part, where would the body be?

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As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

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The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you! ” Or again, the head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you! ”

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On the contrary, those parts of the body that are weaker are indispensable.

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And those parts of the body that we consider less honorable, we clothe these with greater honor, and our unrespectable parts are treated with greater respect,

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which our respectable parts do not need.

Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,

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so that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other.

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So if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

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Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.

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And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, various kinds of tongues.[fn]

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Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all do miracles?

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Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in other tongues? Do all interpret?

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But desire the greater gifts. And I will show you an even better way.

CSB Footnotes
Or spiritual things, or spiritual people
Or with, or in
languages, also in v. 30

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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