1 Corinthians 12:4-19
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4 Now (A)there are varieties of gifts, but (B)the same Spirit; 5 and (C)there are varieties of service, but (D)the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is (E)the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 (F)To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of (G)wisdom, and to another the utterance of (H)knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another (I)faith by the same Spirit, to another (J)gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another (K)the working of miracles, to another (L)prophecy, to another (M)the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another (N)various kinds of tongues, to another (O)the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, (P)who apportions to each one individually (Q)as he wills.
One Body with Many Members
12 For just as (R)the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, (S)so it is with Christ. 13 For (T)in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—(U)Jews or Greeks, slaves[a] or free—and (V)all were made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should 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. 16 And if the ear should 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. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, (W)God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, (X)as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be?Read full chapter
- 1 Corinthians 12:13 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface