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."
On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, 1all rejoice together.
Now 2you are the body of Christ and individually 3members of it.
And 4God has appointed in the church first 5apostles, second 6prophets, third teachers, then 7miracles, then 8gifts of healing, 9helping, 10administrating, and 11various kinds of tongues.
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
But 12earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.