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1 Corinthians 12 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Now concerning spiritual gifts: 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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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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On the contrary, those parts of the body that are weaker are indispensable.

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which our respectable parts do not need.

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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.

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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.

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