1 Corinthians 12 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.
2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that 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 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through 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 healings by the same 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 discerning of spirits, to another different 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 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing 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 as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one 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 by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free--and have all been made to drink into 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 in fact 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 should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body," is it 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 should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body," is it 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 would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be 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 God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 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 would the body be? 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be?
20 But now indeed there are many members, yet 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 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 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have 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 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks 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 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should 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 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if 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 you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties 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 Do all have 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 earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.