Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. (1 Corinthians 12:1)

You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. (1 Corinthians 12:2)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:3)

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:4)

And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:5)

There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. (1 Corinthians 12:6)

But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:7)

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; (1 Corinthians 12:8)

to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, (1 Corinthians 12:9)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:10)

But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. (1 Corinthians 12:11)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:12)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:13)

For the body is not one member, but many. (1 Corinthians 12:14)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:15)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:16)

If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? (1 Corinthians 12:17)

But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. (1 Corinthians 12:18)

If they were all one member, where would the body be? (1 Corinthians 12:19)

But now there are many members, but one body. (1 Corinthians 12:20)

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." (1 Corinthians 12:21)

On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; (1 Corinthians 12:22)

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, (1 Corinthians 12:23)

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, (1 Corinthians 12:24)

so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. (1 Corinthians 12:25)

And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. (1 Corinthians 12:26)

Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

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. (1 Corinthians 12:28)

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? (1 Corinthians 12:29)

All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? (1 Corinthians 12:30)

But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 12:31)

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1)

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:3)

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, (1 Corinthians 13:4)

does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, (1 Corinthians 13:5)

does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; (1 Corinthians 13:6)

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7)

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. (1 Corinthians 13:8)

For we know in part and we prophesy in part; (1 Corinthians 13:9)

but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. (1 Corinthians 13:10)

When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. (1 Corinthians 14:1)

For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. (1 Corinthians 14:2)

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. (1 Corinthians 14:3)

One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. (1 Corinthians 14:4)

Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying. (1 Corinthians 14:5)

But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching? (1 Corinthians 14:6)

Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp? (1 Corinthians 14:7)

For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle? (1 Corinthians 14:8)

So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. (1 Corinthians 14:9)

There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning. (1 Corinthians 14:10)

If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me. (1 Corinthians 14:11)

So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. (1 Corinthians 14:12)

Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. (1 Corinthians 14:13)

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. (1 Corinthians 14:14)

What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. (1 Corinthians 14:15)

Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying? (1 Corinthians 14:16)

For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified. (1 Corinthians 14:17)

I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; (1 Corinthians 14:18)

however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. (1 Corinthians 14:19)

Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. (1 Corinthians 14:20)

In the Law it is written, "BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME," says the Lord. (1 Corinthians 14:21)

So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe. (1 Corinthians 14:22)

Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad? (1 Corinthians 14:23)

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; (1 Corinthians 14:24)

the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you. (1 Corinthians 14:25)

What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. (1 Corinthians 14:26)

If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; (1 Corinthians 14:27)

but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God. (1 Corinthians 14:28)

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment. (1 Corinthians 14:29)

But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent. (1 Corinthians 14:30)

For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; (1 Corinthians 14:31)

and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; (1 Corinthians 14:32)

for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. (1 Corinthians 14:33)

The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. (1 Corinthians 14:34)

If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:35)

Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? (1 Corinthians 14:36)

If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment. (1 Corinthians 14:37)

But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. (1 Corinthians 14:38)

Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. (1 Corinthians 14:39)

But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner. (1 Corinthians 14:40)


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