1 Corinthians 12
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Spiritual Gifts

1Concernyng spirituall gyftes, brethren, I woulde not haue you ignoraunt. 2Ye knowe yt ye were gentiles, and caryed away vnto dumbe idols, as ye were led. 3Wherfore I declare vnto you, that no man speakyng by the spirite of God, defieth Iesus. Also no man can say that Iesus is ye Lord, but by the holy ghost.

4There are diuersities of gyftes, but the spirite is one. 5And there are differences of administrations, but the Lorde is one. 6And there are diuers maners of operations, but God is one, which worketh all in all. 7The manifestation of the spirite, is geuen to euery man, to profite withall. 8For to one is geuen by the spirite, the worde of wisdome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirite: 9To another is geuen fayth, by the same spirite: to another the giftes of healyng by the same spirite: 10To another, power to do miracles, to another, prophesie, to another iudgement to discerne spirites, to another, diuers kyndes of tongues, to another, the interpretation of tongues. 11But these all worketh euen one and the selfe same spirite, deuidyng to euery man a seuerall gyft, as he wyll.

The Body of Christ

12For as the body is one, & hath many members, and all the members of one body, though they be many, yet are but one body: euen so is Christe. 13For by one spirite, are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Iewes or gentiles, whether we be bonde or free: and haue all drunke of one spirite.

14For the body is not one member, but many. 15If the foote woulde say, because I am not the hande, I am not of the body: is it therfore not of the body? 16And yf the eare woulde say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body: is it therfore not of the body? 17If all the body were an eye, where were then the hearyng? If all were hearyng, where were the smellyng? 18But nowe hath God set ye members, euery one seuerally in the body, as it hath pleased hym. 19For yf they were all one member, where were the body? 20Nowe are there many members, yet but one body. 21And the eye can not say vnto ye hande, I haue no neede of thee: Nor, the head agayne to the feete, I haue no neede of you. 22Yea, rather a great deale, those members of the body which seeme to be more feeble, are necessary: 23And vpon those members of the body which we thynke least honest, put we more honestie on. And our vncomely partes, haue more comelynesse on. 24For our comely members neede it not: But God hath tempered the body together, and hath geuen the more honour to that part which lacked: 25Lest there shoulde be any stryfe in the body: but that the members shoulde haue the same care one for another. 26And yf one member suffer, all suffer with it. If one member be had in honour, all the members reioyce with it.

The Greater Gifts

27Ye are the body of Christe, and members one of another.

28And God hath ordayned some in the Churche, first Apostles, secondarely, prophetes, thirdely teachers, then them that do miracles: after that, the giftes of healyng, helpers, gouernours, diuersitie of tongues. 29Are all, Apostles? are all, prophetes? are all, teachers? 30Are all, doers of miracles? Haue all the giftes of healyng? Do all speake with tongues? Do all interprete? 31Couet after the best giftes: And yet shew I vnto you a more excellent way.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

1 Corinthians 11
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