Diversity of Spiritual Gifts

12 Now concerning what comes from the Spirit:[a] brothers, I do not want you to be unaware. You know that when you were pagans, you used to be led off to the idols(A) that could not speak.(B) Therefore I am informing you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

Now there are different gifts,(C) but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. And there are different activities, but the same God activates each gift in each person.[b] A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person(D) to produce what is beneficial:

to one(E) is given a message of wisdom(F)
through the Spirit,
to another, a message of knowledge
by the same Spirit,
to another, faith by the same Spirit,
to another, gifts of healing(G) by the one Spirit,
10 to another, the performing of miracles,(H)
to another, prophecy,(I)
to another, distinguishing between spirits,(J)
to another, different kinds of languages,
to another, interpretation of languages.

11 But one and the same Spirit is active in all these, distributing to each person as He wills.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:1 Or concerning spiritual things, or spiritual gifts
  2. 1 Corinthians 12:6 Lit God acts all things in all

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