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10 To another person the Spirit gives the power to do big works. Another can speak words from God. To another person he gives the power to know the difference between spirits. To another person he gives the gift to speak the words of God in other tongues or languages, and to another the meaning of these different tongues.

11 And the same Spirit gives the power for all these things. He gives each person what he wants to give to them.

12 A person has only one body, and the body has many parts. It is the same with Christ.

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10 to another miraculous powers,(A) to another prophecy,(B) to another distinguishing between spirits,(C) to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a](D) and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit,(E) and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

Unity and Diversity in the Body

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body,(F) so it is with Christ.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Or languages; also in verse 28
  2. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Or languages; also in verse 28

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