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1 Corinthians 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:1 - With regard to spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:2 - You know that when you were pagans you were often led astray by speechless idols, however you were led.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:3 - So I want you to understand 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:4 - Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:5 - And there are different ministries, but the same Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:6 - And there are different results, but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:7 - To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the benefit of all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:8 - For one person is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, and another the message of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:9 - to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:10 - to another performance of miracles, to another prophecy, and to another discernment of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:11 - It is one and the same Spirit, distributing as he decides to each person, who produces all these things.
(cf. Eph 4:1–16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:12 - For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body - though many - are one body, so too is Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:13 - For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:14 - For in fact the body is not a single member, but many.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:15 - If the foot says, "Since I am not a hand, I am not part of the body," it does not lose its membership in the body because of that.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:16 - And if the ear says, "Since I am not an eye, I am not part of the body," it does not lose its membership in the body because of that.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:17 - If the whole body were an eye, what part would do the hearing? If the whole were an ear, what part would exercise the sense of smell?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:18 - But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:19 - If they were all the same member, where would the body be?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:20 - So now there are many members, but one body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:21 - The eye cannot say to the hand, "I do not need you," nor in turn can the head say to the foot, "I do not need you."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:22 - On the contrary, those members that seem to be weaker are essential,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:23 - and those members we consider less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our unpresentable members are clothed with dignity,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:24 - but our presentable members do not need this. Instead, God has blended together the body, giving greater honor to the lesser member,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:25 - so that there may be no division in the body, but the members may have mutual concern for one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:26 - If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it. If a member is honored, all rejoice with it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:27 - Now you are Christ's body, and each of you is a member of it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:28 - And God has placed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, gifts of healing, helps, gifts of leadership, different kinds of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:29 - Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:30 - Not all have gifts of healing, do they? Not all speak in tongues, do they? Not all interpret, do they?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:31 - But you should be eager for the greater gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison.

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