1 Corinthians 12 Sawyer - AND I wish you not to be ignorant, brothers, of the



1 AND I wish you not to be ignorant, brothers, of the spiritual gifts. 2 You know that when you were gentiles, you followed dumb idols as you were led. 3 I assure you, therefore, that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus an accursed thing, and no one can call Jesus Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.
4 And there are diversities of gifts but the same Spirit; 5 and there are diversities of services and the same Lord; 6 and there are diversities of operations and the same God, who performs all things in all. 7 But a manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for a useful purpose.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge by the same Spirit, 9 and to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of performing cures by the same Spirit, 10 and to another the performance of mighty works, and to another prophecy, and to another discrimination of spirits, and to another different tongues, and to another an interpretation of tongues;
11 but all these [works] performs one and the same Spirit, distributing to each in particular as it wills.
12 For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body being many are one body, so also is Christ; 13 for we have all been baptized with one Spirit in one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or freemen, and have all been made to drink one Spirit. 14 For the body also is not one member but many. 15 If the foot says, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body? 16 and if the ear says, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body was an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole was a hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has placed the members each one of them in the body, as he pleased. 19 But if all were one member, where would be the body? 20 But now there are many members, but one body.
21 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; 22 but much more those members of the body which seem to be weak are necessary, 23 and those which we esteem to be less honorable members of the body, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our uncomely members have more abundant comeliness, 24 for our comely ones have no need. But God has commingled the body, giving more abundant honor to that part which was lacking, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; and if one member is glorified, all the members rejoice with it.
27 And you are a body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then powers, then gifts of performing cures, aids, governments, different tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all powers? 30 have all gifts of performing cures? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31 But desire earnestly the best gifts: and I will still more fully show you the way.