1 Corinthians 12:12-31 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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 in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we 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 Indeed, 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 would 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 would 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 the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 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 members 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 member, where would the body be? 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
20 As it is, there are many members, 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 members of the body that 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 members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; 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 more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, 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 dissension within the body, but 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 with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. 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 deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, 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 in tongues? Do all interpret? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret?
31 But strive for the greater 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.