1 Corinthians 12
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1NOW concerning spiritual gifts, my brethren, I want to remind you, 2That once you were pagans, and without exception you were carried away by dumb idols. 3Wherefore I want you to understand that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the LORD but by the Holy Spirit.

4Now there are diversities of gifts, but there is only one Spirit. 5And there are diversities of ministries, but there is only one LORD. 6And there are diversities of powers, but it is the one God who works all things in all men. 7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man as help to him. 8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another the means to distinguish the true Spirit; to another divers languages; to another the interpretation of languages. 11But all of these gifts are wrought by that one and the same Spirit, dividing to every one severally as he will.

12For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, even though many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13For all of us are baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and we have all received through the one Spirit.

14The body is not one member, but many. 15For if the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I am not a part of the body; is it therefore not a member of the body? 16And if the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I am not a part of the body; is it therefore not a member of the body? 17If the whole body were eyes, where would hearing be? And if the whole were hearing, where would smelling be? 18But now God has set every member in the body, as it has pleased him. 19If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20But now they are many members, yet but one body. 21The eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you: nor can the head say to the feet, I have no need of you. 22But rather those members of the body which are considered to be delicate are necessary. 23And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, we bestow more abundant honor; and the parts that are uncomely, we dress with greater care. 24For our comely parts have no need for attention: But God has so tempered the body together, and has given greater honor to the member which is inferior: 25That there may be no discord in the body, but that they may care one for another, all members should be equal. 26So when one member is in pain, all the members suffer with it; and if one member is honored, all the members will glory with it.

27Now you are the body of Christ, and members in your respective places.

28For God has set in his church, first apostles; after them, prophets; then teachers, then performers of miracles, then those who have the gift of healing, helpers, leaders, and speakers in diverse languages. 29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak in diverse tongues? or do all interpret? 31But if you are searching for the greater gifts, I will show you a more excellent way.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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