The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 – Now concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 – You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led.
3 – Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 – Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit;
5 – And there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord;
6 – And there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who worketh all in all.
7 – And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit.
8 – To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
9 – To another, faith in the same spirit; to another, the grace of healing in one Spirit;
10 – To another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, diverse kinds of tongues; to another, interpretation of speeches.
11 – But all these things one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will.
12 – For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.
13 – For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.
14 – For the body also is not one member, but many.
15 – If the foot should say, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ?
16 – And if the ear should say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body ?
17 – If the whole body were the eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?
18 – But now God hath set the members every one of them in the body as it hath pleased him.
19 – And if they all were one member, where would be the body?
20 – But now there are many members indeed, yet one body.
21 – And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you.
22 – Yea, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are more necessary.
23 – And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, have more abundant comeliness.
24 – But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour,
25 – That there might be no schism in the body; but the members might be mutually careful one for another.
26 – And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with it; or if one member glory, all the members rejoice with it.
27 – Now you are the body of Christ, and members of member.
28 – And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors; after that miracles; then the graces of healing, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches.
29 – Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all doctors?
30 – Are all workers of miracles? Have all the grace of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
31 – But be zealous for the better gifts. And I shew unto you yet a more excellent way.
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