1 Corinthians 12



Varieties Of Spiritual Gifts

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1 About matters of the spirit: brothers, I do not want you to be unaware.

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I don't want you to be ignorant.

1 Now about the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed.

2 You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.

2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

2 You know how, when you were pagans, you were led to dumb idols-being led astray.

2 You know that when you were unbelievers, you were enticed and led astray to worship idols that couldn't even speak.

2 You know that when you were heathen, you were led off after idols that could not speak [habitually] as impulse directed and whenever the occasion might arise.

3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

3 Wherefore 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, but by the Holy Ghost.

3 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.

3 For this reason I want you to be aware that no one who is speaking by God's Spirit can say, "Jesus is cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.

3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the [Holy] Spirit of God can [ever] say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can [really] say, Jesus is [my] Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit.

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

4 Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit.

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit,

4 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.

5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.

5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

5 There are different ministries, but the same Lord.

5 and there are varieties of ministries, but the same Lord.

5 And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served].

6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.

6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

6 And there are different activities, but the same God is active in everyone and everything.

6 There are varieties of results, but it is the same God who produces all the results in everyone.

6 And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all.

7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

7 A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial:

7 To each person has been given the ability to manifest the Spirit for the common good.

7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit.

8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

8 to one is given a message of wisdom through the Spirit, to another, a message of knowledge by the same Spirit,

8 To one has been given a message of wisdom by the Spirit; to another the ability to speak with knowledge according to the same Spirit;

8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;

9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

9 to another, faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

9 to another faith by the same Spirit; to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit;

9 To another [ wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit;

10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

10 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:

10 to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of languages, to another, interpretation of languages.

10 to another miraculous results; to another prophecy; to another the ability to distinguish between spirits; to another various kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages.

10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight ( the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.

11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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

11 But one and the same Spirit produces all these results and gives what he wants to each person.

11 All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.

Unity In The Midst Of Diversity

12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

12 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.

12 For as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body-so also is Christ.

12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, form a single body, so it is with the Messiah.

12 For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

13 For by one Spirit all of us Jews and Greeks, slaves and free were baptized into one body and were all privileged to drink from one Spirit.

13 For by [ means of the personal agency of] one [Holy] Spirit we were all, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free, baptized [and by baptism united together] into one body, and all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit.

14 For the body is not one member, but many.

14 For the body is not one member, but many.

14 So the body is not one part but many.

14 For the body does not consist of only one part, but of many.

14 For the body does not consist of one limb or organ but of many.

15 If the foot says, "Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.

15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

15 If the foot should say, "Because I'm not a hand, I don't belong to the body," in spite of this it still belongs to the body.

15 If the foot says, "Since I'm not a hand, I'm not part of the body," that does not make it any less a part of the body, does it?

15 If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?

16 And if the ear says, "Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body," it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.

16 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?

16 And if the ear should say, "Because I'm not an eye, I don't belong to the body," in spite of this it still belongs to the body.

16 And if the ear says, "Since I'm not an eye, I'm not part of the body," that does not make it any less a part of the body, does it?

16 If the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?

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 now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.

18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

18 But now God has placed the parts, each one of them, in the body just as He wanted.

18 But now God has arranged the parts, every one of them, in the body according to his plan.

18 But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation.

19 If they were all one member, where would the body be?

19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

19 And if they were all the same part, where would the body be?

19 Now if all of it were one part, there wouldn't be a body, would there?

19 But if [the whole] were all a single organ, where would the body be?

20 But now there are many members, but one body.

20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

20 Now there are many parts, yet one body.

20 So there are many parts, but one body.

20 And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body.

21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

21 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.

21 So the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" nor again the head to the feet, "I don't need you!"

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you," or the head to the feet, "I don't need you."

21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

22 On the contrary, all the more, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are necessary.

22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are in fact indispensable,

22 But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.

23 and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,

23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

23 And those parts of the body that we think to be less honorable, we clothe these with greater honor, and our unpresentable parts have a better presentation.

23 and the parts of the body that we think are less honorable are treated with special honor, and we make our less attractive parts more attractive.

23 And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),

24 whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,

24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

24 But our presentable parts have no need [of clothing]. Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,

24 However, our attractive parts don't need this. But God has put the body together and has given special honor to the parts that lack it,

24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance],

25 so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

25 so that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other.

25 so that there might be no disharmony in the body, but that its parts should have the same concern for each other.

25 So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other], but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.

26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

26 So if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is praised, every part rejoices with it.

26 And if one member suffers, all the parts [share] the suffering; if one member is honored, all the members [share in] the enjoyment of it.

27 Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.

27 Now you are the Messiah's body and individual parts of it.

27 Now you [collectively] are Christ's body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].

28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

28 And God has placed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, next, miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, managing, various kinds of languages.

28 God has appointed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then those who perform miracles, those who have gifts of healing, those who help others, administrators, and those who speak various kinds of languages.

28 So God has appointed some in the church [ for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.

29 All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they?

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all do miracles?

29 Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?

29 Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles?

30 All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?

30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in languages? Do all interpret?

30 Not all have the gift of healing, do they? Not all speak in foreign languages, do they? Not all interpret, do they?

30 Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

31 But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

31 But desire the greater gifts. And I will show you an even better way.

31 Keep on desiring the better gifts. And now I will show you the best way of all.

31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all -- "love].



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