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1 Corinthians 12 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Concerning Spiritual Gifts

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:1 -

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:2 - You know that when you were pagans, you were being led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:3 - Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking [fn]by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is [fn]accursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except [fn]by the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:4 -

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:5 - And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:6 - And there are varieties of workings, but the same God who works everything in everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:7 - But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for what is profitable.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:8 - For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:9 - to someone else faith [fn]by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of [fn]healing [fn]by the one Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:10 - and to another the workings of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the [fn]distinguishing of spirits, to someone else various kinds of tongues, and to another the [fn]translation of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:11 - But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
(cf. Eph 4:1–16 )
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For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:13 - For also [fn]by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
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For also the body is not one member, but many.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:15 - If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason [fn]any the less a part of the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:16 - And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason [fn]any the less a part of the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:17 - If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:18 - But now God has appointed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:19 - And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:20 - But now there are many members, but one body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:21 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:22 - On the contrary, how much more is it that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:23 - and those members of the body which we think as less honorable, [fn]on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:24 - whereas our more presentable members have no such need. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:25 - so that there may be no [fn]division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:26 - And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is [fn]honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:27 -

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:28 - And God has [fn]appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then [fn]miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:29 - Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of [fn]miracles?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:30 - Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all [fn]translate?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:31 - But [fn]you earnestly desire the greater gifts.

And I will yet show you a more excellent way.

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Lit not a part
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Or these we clothe with
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Lit set some in
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