THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Holy Ghost reveals Jesus is the Christ—Spiritual gifts are present among the saints—Apostles, prophets, and miracles found in the true Church.
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Ye know that ye were Gentiles, acarried
away unto these dumb bidols
, even as ye were led.
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that
no man can asay
that Jesus is the bLord
, but by the cHoly
Now there are diversities of agifts
, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the aSpirit
is given to every man to profit withal.
To another afaith
by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of bhealing
by the same Spirit;
To another the working of amiracles
; to another bprophecy
; to another cdiscerning
of spirits; to another divers
kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of dtongues
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one abody
, whether we be
Jews or bGentiles
, whether we be cbond
or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
For the body is not one member, but many.
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
And if they were all one member, where were the body?
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the ahead
to the feet, I have no need of you.
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be amore
feeble, are necessary:
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
That there should be no schism in the body; but that
the members should have the same acare
one for another.
And whether one member asuffer
, all the members bsuffer
with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
And God hath set some in the church, first aapostles
, secondarily bprophets
, thirdly cteachers
, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, dgovernments
, diversities of tongues.
all apostles? are
all prophets? are
all teachers? are
all workers of amiracles
Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?