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1 Corinthians 12

GNT 1 Now, concerning what you wrote about the gifts from the Holy Spirit. I want you to know the truth about them, my friends. NIV 1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. GNT 2 You know that while you were still heathen, you were led astray in many ways to the worship of lifeless idols. NIV 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. GNT 3 I want you to know that no one who is led by God's Spirit can say "A curse on Jesus!" and no one can confess "Jesus is Lord," without being guided by the Holy Spirit. NIV 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. GNT 4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. NIV 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. GNT 5 There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. NIV 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. GNT 6 There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service. NIV 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. GNT 7 The Spirit's presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. NIV 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. GNT 8 The Spirit gives one person a message full of wisdom, while to another person the same Spirit gives a message full of knowledge. NIV 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, GNT 9 One and the same Spirit gives faith to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal. NIV 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, GNT 10 The Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God's message; and to yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. To one person he gives the ability to speak in strange tongues, and to another he gives the ability to explain what is said. NIV 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. GNT 11 But it is one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person. NIV 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. GNT 12 Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts. NIV 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. GNT 13 In the same way, all of us, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free, have been baptized into the one body by the same Spirit, and we have all been given the one Spirit to drink. NIV 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. GNT 14 For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts. NIV 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. GNT 15 If the foot were to say, "Because I am not a hand, I don't belong to the body," that would not keep it from being a part of the body. NIV 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. GNT 16 And if the ear were to say, "Because I am not an eye, I don't belong to the body," that would not keep it from being a part of the body. NIV 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. GNT 17 If the whole body were just an eye, how could it hear? And if it were only an ear, how could it smell? NIV 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? GNT 18 As it is, however, God put every different part in the body just as he wanted it to be. NIV 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. GNT 19 There would not be a body if it were all only one part! NIV 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? GNT 20 As it is, there are many parts but one body. NIV 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. GNT 21 So then, the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Nor can the head say to the feet, "Well, I don't need you!" NIV 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!" GNT 22 On the contrary, we cannot do without the parts of the body that seem to be weaker; NIV 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, GNT 23 and those parts that we think aren't worth very much are the ones which we treat with greater care; while the parts of the body which don't look very nice are treated with special modesty, NIV 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, GNT 24 which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honor to those parts that need it. NIV 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, GNT 25 And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another. NIV 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. GNT 26 If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness. NIV 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. GNT 27 All of you are Christ's body, and each one is a part of it. NIV 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. GNT 28 In the church God has put all in place: in the first place apostles, in the second place prophets, and in the third place teachers; then those who perform miracles, followed by those who are given the power to heal or to help others or to direct them or to speak in strange tongues. NIV 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. GNT 29 They are not all apostles or prophets or teachers. Not everyone has the power to work miracles NIV 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? GNT 30 or to heal diseases or to speak in strange tongues or to explain what is said. NIV 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues ? Do all interpret? GNT 31 Set your hearts, then, on the more important gifts. Best of all, however, is the following way. NIV 31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.