1Nowconcerning1spiritual gifts, brethren, 2I do not want you to be unaware.
23You know that when you were pagans, you were 4ledastray to the 5muteidols, however you were led.
3Therefore I makeknown to you that noonespeakinga6by the Spirit of Godsays, "Jesus is b7accursed "; and noonecansay, "Jesus is 8Lord," exceptc9by the HolySpirit.
4Now there are 10varieties of gifts, but the sameSpirit.
And there are varieties of ministries, and the sameLord.
There are varieties of effects, but the same11God who worksallthings in all persons.
But to eachone is given the manifestation of the Spirit12for the commongood.
For to one is given the word of 13wisdomthrough the Spirit, and to another the word of 14knowledgeaccording to the sameSpirit ;
to another15faithdby the sameSpirit, and to another16gifts of ehealingfby the oneSpirit,
and to another the geffecting of h17miracles, and to another18prophecy, and to another the i19distinguishing of spirits, to another various 20kinds of tongues, and to another the 21interpretation of tongues.
But one and the sameSpiritworksallthesethings, 22distributing to eachoneindividuallyjust as He wills.
For even23as the body is one and yet hasmanymembers, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are onebody, 24soalso is Christ.
For j25by oneSpirit we were allbaptized into onebody, whether26JewsorGreeks, whetherslavesorfree, and we were allmade to 27drink of oneSpirit.
For 28the body is not onemember, but many.
15If the footsays, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for thisreasonkany the less a part of the body.
And if the earsays, "Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body," it is not for thisreasonlany the less a part of the body.
17If the wholebody were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?
But nowGod has 29placed the members, eachone of them, in the body, 30just as He desired.
19If they were allonemember, where would the body be?
But now31there are manymembers, but onebody.
And the eyecannotsay to the hand, "I havenoneed of you"; oragain the head to the feet, "I havenoneed of you."
On the contrary, mit is muchtruer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary ;
and those members of the bodywhich we ndeemlesshonorable, oon these we bestowmoreabundanthonor, and our lesspresentable members becomemuchmorepresentable,
24whereas our morepresentable members havenoneed of it. But God has so composed the body, givingmoreabundanthonor to that member which lacked,
25so that there may be nopdivision in the body, but that the members may have the samecare for oneanother.
And ifonemembersuffers, all the memberssuffer with it; if one member is qhonored, all the membersrejoice with it.
27Now you are 32Christ'sbody, and 33individuallymembers of it.
And God has r34appointed in 35the church, first36apostles, second37prophets, third38teachers, thens39miracles, then40gifts of healings, helps, 41administrations, various 42kinds of tongues.
29All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of tmiracles, are they?
30All do not havegifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not 43interpret, do they?
But 44earnestlydesire the greatergifts. A nd I show you a stillmoreexcellentway.