The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Chapter 12

The Holy Ghost reveals that Jesus is the Christ—Spiritual gifts are present among the Saints—Apostles, prophets, and miracles are found in the true Church.

 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, acarried away unto these dumb bidols, even as ye were led.

 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can asay that Jesus is the bLord, but by the cHoly Ghost.

 Now there are diversities of agifts, but the same Spirit.

 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

 But the manifestation of the aSpirit is given to every man to profit withal.

 For to one is agiven by the bSpirit the cword of dwisdom; to another the word of eknowledge by the same Spirit;

 To another afaith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of bhealing by the same Spirit;

 10 To another the working of amiracles; to another bprophecy; to another cdiscerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of dtongues:

 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one abody, whether we be Jews or bGentiles, whether we be cbond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

 14 For the body is not one member, but many.

 15 If the foot shall 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 shall 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 an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the ahead to the feet, I have no need of you.

 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be amore feeble, are necessary:

 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same acare one for another.

 26 And whether one member asuffer, all the members bsuffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

 27 Now ye are the body of aChrist, and bmembers in particular.

 28 And God hath set some in the church, first aapostles, secondarily bprophets, thirdly cteachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, dgovernments, diversities of tongues.

 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of amiracles?

 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

 31 But acovet earnestly the best bgifts: and yet shew I unto you a more cexcellent way.