1 Corinthians 12 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But, brothers, I do not want you to go on being ignorant about the things of the Spirit. 1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
2 You know that when you were pagans, no matter how you felt you were being led, you were being led astray to idols, which can't speak at all. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
3 Therefore, I want to make it clear to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says, "Yeshua is cursed!" and no one can say, "Yeshua is Lord," except by the Ruach HaKodesh. 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 different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 Also there are different ways of serving, but it is the same Lord being served. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 And there are different modes of working, but it is the same God working them all in everyone. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
7 Moreover, to each person is given the particular manifestation of the Spirit that will be for the common good. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 To one, through the Spirit, is given a word of wisdom; to another, a word of knowledge, in accordance with 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, by the same Spirit; and to another, gifts of healing, by the one Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
10 to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the ability to judge between spirits; to another, the ability to speak in different kinds of tongues; and to yet another, the ability to interpret 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 One and the same Spirit is at work in all these things, distributing to each person as he chooses. 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 just as the body is one but has many parts; and all the parts of the body, though many, constitute one body; so it is with the Messiah. 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 it was by one Spirit that we were all immersed into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free; and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 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 indeed the body is not one part but many. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 If the foot says, "I'm not a hand, so I'm not part of the body," that doesn't make it stop being part 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 says, "I'm not an eye, so I'm not part of the body," that doesn't make it stop being part 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, how could it hear? If it were all hearing, how could it smell? 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 as it is, God arranged each of the parts in the body exactly as he wanted them. 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
19 Now if they were all just one part, where would the body be? 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
20 But as it is, there are indeed many parts, yet just one body. 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 So the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you"; or the head to the feet, "I don't need 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 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be less important turn out to be all the more necessary; 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
23 and upon body parts which we consider less dignified we bestow greater dignity; and the parts that aren't attractive are the ones we make as attractive as we can, 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 while our attractive parts have no need for such treatment. Indeed, God has put the body together in such a way that he gives greater dignity to the parts that lack it, 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 So that there will be no disagreements within the body, but rather all the parts will be equally concerned for all the others. 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
26 Thus if one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; and if one part is honored, all the parts share its happiness. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you together constitute the body of the Messiah, and individually you are parts of it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
28 And God has placed in the Messianic Community first, emissaries; second, prophets; third, teachers; then those who work miracles; then those with gifts of healing; those with ability to help; those skilled in administration; and those who speak in various 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 Not all are emissaries, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? or teachers? or miracle-workers? 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
30 Not all have gifts of healing, not all speak in tongues, not all interpret, do they? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret?
31 Eagerly seek the better gifts. But now I will show you the best way of all. 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.