1 Corinthians 12 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
12 ¶ Now regarding spiritual things, brothers, I would not have you ignore them.
2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles, ye went, even as ye were led, unto the dumb idols.
3 Therefore I give you to understand, that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus anathema and that no one can call Jesus Lord but by the Holy Spirit.
4 Now there is dispersal of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there is dispersal of ministries, but the same Lord.
6 And there is dispersal of operations, but it is the same God who works all in each one.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one to profit with.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit a word of wisdom; to another, a word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
9 to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 to another, the operation of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, different kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues:
11 one and the same Spirit operates all these things, dispersing to each one his own gift as he wills.
12 ¶ For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also the Christ.
13 For by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether we are Jews or Greeks, whether we are slaves or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?
18 But now God has set the members each one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
20 But now they are indeed many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 For those members of the body, which seem to be weaker, are much more necessary;
23 and those members of the body which we think to be more vile, these we dress with more abundant honour; and those in us who are more indecent have more honesty.
24 For those in us who are more honest need nothing, but God has ordered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that one which lacked,
25 that there should be no contradiction 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 together; or if one member is honoured, all the members rejoice together.
27 ¶ Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.
28 And God did set certain ones in the congregation[a]: first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that faculties, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? do all have faculties?
30 Do all have gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31 But earnestly pursue the best gifts, and yet I show unto you a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 12 New International Version (NIV)
Concerning Spiritual Gifts
12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Unity and Diversity in the Body
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[d]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.
Love Is Indispensable
And yet I will show you the most excellent way.