Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
Therefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed, and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, except by the Holy Ghost.Œ
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God who worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit thereby:
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.
But all of these that one and the selfsame Spirit worketh, apportioning to every man individually as He will.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we are Jews or Gentiles, whether we are bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
For the body is not one member, but many.
If the foot shall say, "Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body?
And if the ear shall say, "Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?
But now hath God set the members, every one of them, in the body as it hath pleased Him.
And if they were all one member, where would be the body?
But now there are many members, yet but one body.
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, "I have no need of thee"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
Nay, much more those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary.
And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
For our comely parts have no need, but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked,
that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another.
And whenever one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or when one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
And God hath set some in the church: first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracle workers, then those with gifts of healing, helpers, administrators, and those with diversity of tongues.
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? AreŒall workers of miracles?
Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
But covet earnestly the best gifts, and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.