1 CONCERNING spiritual things, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorant.
2 For you know that when you were Gentiles you were led away after the dumb idols just as might happen.
3 Therefore I inform you that no one speaking in the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except in the Holy Spirit.
4 There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.
6 And there are varieties of products, but the same God who produces all things in all.
7 To each one is given some manifestation of the Spirit for what is profitable.
8 To one are given, through the Spirit, words of wisdom, to another words of knowledge by the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit,
10 to another works of power, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another varieties of tongues, to another interpretation of tongues.
11 One and the same Spirit produces all of these gifts, distributing to each one individually as he will.
12 For as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so also is Christ.
13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot says, "Because I am not a hand I am not of the body," it is not for that reason not of the body.
16 And if the ear says, "Because I am not an eye I am not of the body," it is not for that reason not of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?
18 But now God has placed the members each one of them in the body as he pleased.
19 If all were one member, where would be the body?
20 But now the members are many, but the body is one.
21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," or the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
22 Indeed, much more those members of the body that seem to be the weaker are necessary,
23 and those that we deem the less honorable parts of the body we surround with greater honor and our uncomely parts have additional dignity,
24 while our comely parts have no need. But God has organized the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacks,
25 that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have a common concern for one another.
26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if a member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27 You are the body of Christ and individually members.
28 God placed some in the church first as apostles, secondly as prophets, thirdly as teachers, then miracle-workers, then those with gifts of healing, helpers, administrators, speakers of different kinds of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle-workers?
30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
31 Seek earnestly for the greater gifts; and yet I will show you a way that surpasses all.