13 For we were all baptized(A) by[a] one Spirit(B) so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free(C)—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.(D)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:13 Or with; or in

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit(A) distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone(B) it is the same God(C) at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.(D) To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom,(E) to another a message of knowledge(F) by means of the same Spirit, to another faith(G) by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing(H) by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers,(I) to another prophecy,(J) to another distinguishing between spirits,(K) to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a](L) and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit,(M) and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

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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

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers,(A) but fellow citizens(B) with God’s people and also members of his household,(C) 20 built(D) on the foundation(E) of the apostles and prophets,(F) with Christ Jesus himself(G) as the chief cornerstone.(H) 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple(I) in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.(J)

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Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ

As a prisoner(A) for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy(B) of the calling(C) you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another(D) in love.(E) Make every effort to keep the unity(F) of the Spirit through the bond of peace.(G) There is one body(H) and one Spirit,(I) just as you were called to one hope when you were called(J);

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While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,(A) “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work(B) to which I have called them.”(C) So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them(D) and sent them off.(E)

On Cyprus

The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit,(F) went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.(G)

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28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock(A) of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.(B) Be shepherds of the church of God,[a](C) which he bought(D) with his own blood.[b](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 Many manuscripts of the Lord
  2. Acts 20:28 Or with the blood of his own Son.

Such confidence(A) we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves(B) to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.(C) He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant(D)—not of the letter(E) but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.(F)

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how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation?(A) This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord,(B) was confirmed to us by those who heard him.(C) God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles,(D) and by gifts of the Holy Spirit(E) distributed according to his will.(F)

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18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles(A) to obey God(B) by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders,(C) through the power of the Spirit of God.(D) So from Jerusalem(E) all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.(F)

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My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,(A) but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,(B) so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.(C)

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because our gospel(A) came to you not simply with words but also with power,(B) with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know(C) how we lived among you for your sake.

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