The Webster Bible
1 Corinthians, Chapter 12

   1: Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
   2: Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
   3: Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.
   4: Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
   5: And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
   6: And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God who worketh all in all.
   7: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man for profit.
   8: For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
   9: To another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
   10: To another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, [divers] kinds of languages; to another, the interpretation of languages:
   11: But all these worketh that one and the same 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 body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond 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 to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
   22: Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
   23: And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; 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 honor to that [part] which lacked:
   25: That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.
   26: And thus if one member suffers all the members suffer with it; or, if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
   27: Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
   28: And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of languages.
   29: [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?
   30: Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak in languages? do all interpret?
   31: But covet earnestly the best gifts. And yet I show to you a more excellent way.

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