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1 Now concerning spiritual [gifts], brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles [ye were] led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might led. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit. 3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, who worketh all things in all. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit: 8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
9 to another faith, in the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, in the one Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10 and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues: 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. 12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.
13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of one Spirit. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
14 For the body is not one member, but many. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; it is not therefore not of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
18 But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him. 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
20 But now they are many members, but one body. 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary: 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
23 and those [parts] 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; 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
24 whereas our comely [parts] have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that [part] which lacked; 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,
25 that there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another. 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or [one] member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, [divers] kinds of tongues. 28 And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all [workers of] miracles? 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret?
31 But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you. 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.