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¶ NOW concerning spiritual gifts, my brethren, I want to remind you
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That once you were pagans, and without exception you were carried away by dumb idols.
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Therefore 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.
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Now there are diversities of gifts, but there is only one Spirit.
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And there are diversities of ministries, but there is only one Lord.
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And there are diversities of powers, but it is the one God who works all things in all men.
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But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every, man as help to him.
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For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom;
to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.
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To another faith by the same Spirit;
to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
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To another the working of miracles;
to another prophecy;
to another the means to distinguish the true Spirit;
to another different languages;
to another the interpretation of languages.
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But all of these gifts are wrought by that one and the same Spirit, dividing to every one severally as he will.
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¶ For 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.
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For all of us are baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jews or Arameans, whether bond or free;
and we have all received through the one Spirit.
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The body is not one member, but many.
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For 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?
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And 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?
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If the whole body were eyes, where would hearing be?
And if the whole were hearing, where would smelling be?
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But now God has set every member in the body, as it has pleased him.
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If they were all one member, where would the body be?
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But now they are many members, yet but one body.
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The 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.
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But rather those members of the body which are considered to be delicate are necessary.
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And on 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;
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For 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,
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That there may be no discord in the body, but that they may care one for another, all members should be equal.
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So 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.
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¶ Now you are the body of Christ and members in your respective places.
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For 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.
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Are all apostles?
Are all prophets?
Are all teachers?
Are all workers of miracles?
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Have all the gifts of healing?
Do all speak in diverse tongues?
Or do all interpret?
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But if you are searching for the greater gifts, I will show you a more excellent way.