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1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be uninformed. 1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
2 You know that when you were heathen, you were led astray to dumb idols, however you may have been moved. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by 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 varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance 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 by the same Spirit, 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 distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, 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 All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 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 and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with 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 by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were 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 does not consist of one member but of many. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a 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 should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a 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, where would be the hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of 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 the organs in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
19 If all were a single organ, where would the body be? 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 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." 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 which seem to be weaker are indispensable, 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 less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 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 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior part, 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 may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various 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? Do all work miracles? 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
30 Do all possess gifts of healing? 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 earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.