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The Bible in the standard translation


The first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 12


The gifts of the Spirit and the life of Christians: 12.1-14.40


The one spirit and the many gifts

1 Cor 12: 1I do not want to leave you in ignorance of the gifts of the Spirit either, my brothers.1 Cor 12.2When you were still pagans, as you know, you were drawn to silent idols with irresistible force.1 Cor 12.3That is why I explain to you: No one who speaks from the Spirit of God says: Jesus is cursed! And nobody can say: Jesus is Lord! If he does not speak from the Holy Spirit.1 Cor 12.4There are various gifts of grace, but only one spirit.1 Cor 12.5There are different ministries, but only one Lord.1 Cor 12.6There are different forces that work, but only one God: He works everything in everyone.1 Cor 12.7But everyone is given the revelation of the Spirit so that it may be of use to others.1 Cor 12.8One is given by the spirit the gift of imparting wisdom, to the other through the same spirit the gift of imparting knowledge,1 Cor 12.9to the third in the same spirit power of faith, to another - always in the one spirit - the gift to heal diseases,1 Cor 12:10to another miraculous powers, to another prophetic speech, to another the ability to distinguish the spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another finally the gift of interpreting them.1 Cor 12.11All of this is done by one and the same spirit; to each he assigns his special gift as he wishes..

The one body and the many members

1 Cor 12:12For just as the body is a unity, yet has many members, but all the members of the body, although there are many, form a single body: so it is also with Christ.1 Cor 12:13By the one Spirit we were all received into one body in baptism, Jews and Greeks, slaves and free; and we were all soaked with the one spirit.1 Cor 12:14The body, too, consists not only of one member, but of many members.1 Cor 12:15When the foot says: I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body! Then it does belong to the body.1 Cor 12:16And when the ear says: I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body! It does belong to the body.1 Cor 12:17If the whole body were just an eye, where would the hearing be? If it were only hearing, where would the sense of smell be?1 Cor 12:18But now God has inserted each individual member into the body in accordance with his intention.1 Cor 12:19If all together were only one member, where would the body be?1 Cor 12.20But as it is, there are many members and yet only one body.1 Cor 12:21The eye cannot say at hand: I do not need you. The head cannot say to the feet: I don't need you.1 Cor 12:22On the contrary, the seemingly weaker limbs of the body are indispensable.1 Cor 12:23We pay more honor to those whom we consider less noble and we treat our less decent members with more decency,1 Cor 12:24while the decent ones don't need that. But God put the body together in such a way that he gave the least part more honor,1 Cor 12.25so that there is no conflict in the body, but that all members take care of one another in harmony.1 Cor 12:26Therefore if one member suffers, all members suffer with it; when one member is honored, everyone else rejoices with him.1 Cor 12:27But you are the body of Christ and each individual is a member of it.1 Cor 12:28So in the church God has appointed some as apostles, others as prophets, and the third as teachers; He also gave the power to work miracles, then the gifts to heal illnesses, to help, to guide, and finally the various kinds of tongues.1 Cor 12:29Are all apostles, all prophets, all teachers? Does everyone have the power to work miracles?1 Cor 12:30Do they all have the gift of curing diseases? Are they all speaking in tongues? Can everyone interpret such speeches?1 Cor 12:31But strive for the higher gifts of grace! I will now show you another way, one that transcends everything: