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1 Corinthians 12 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:1 - Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be uninformed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:2 - You know that when you were heathen, you were led astray to dumb idols, however you may have been moved.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:3 - Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except 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 service, but the same Lord;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:6 - and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:7 - To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:8 - To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:9 - to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:10 - to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:11 - All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
(cf. Eph 4:1–16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:12 - For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:13 - For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:14 - For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:15 - If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:16 - And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:17 - If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:18 - But as it is, God arranged the organs in the body, each one of them, as he chose.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:19 - If all were a single organ, where would the body be?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:20 - As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:21 - The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:22 - On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:23 - and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:24 - which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior part,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:25 - that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:26 - If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:27 - Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:28 - And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:29 - Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:30 - Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:31 - But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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