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1 Corinthians 12:12–15:28

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12 For cas the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, cbeing many, are one body: dso also is Christ. 13 For eby one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, fwhether we be Jews or Gentiles, fwhether we be bond or free; and ghave been all made to drink into hone Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the 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 the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now ihath God set the members every one of them in the body, bas jit hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they cmany 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 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we ||bestow more abundant honour; and our kuncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 That there should be no ||schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members lrejoice with it. 27 Now dmye are the body of Christ, and nmembers oin particular.

28 And iGod hath set some in the church, first pqapostles, secondarily pqrprophets, thirdly pteachers, after that smiracles, then tgifts of healings, uhelps, xgovernments, ||diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all ||workers of miracles? 30 Have all the tgifts of healing? ydo all speak with tongues? ydo all interpret? 31 But zcovet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

13 Though I speak with athe tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or ba tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of cprophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all dknowledge; and though I have all efaith, fso that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And gthough I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity hisuffereth long, and iis kind; charity kenvieth not; charity ||vaunteth not itself, is not lpuffed up, Doth not mbehave itself unseemly, nseeketh not her own, ois not easily provoked, pthinketh no evil; qRejoiceth not in riniquity, but rejoiceth ||in the rstruth; tBeareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, hendureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be uvprophecies, they shall wfail; whether there be qvtongues, they shall cease; whether there be dknowledge, it shall wvanish away. For xwe know yin part, and we uprophesy in part. 10 But zwhen that which is perfect is come, then that which is yin part shall be wdone away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I ||thought as a child: but when I became a man, I wput away childish things. 12 For anow we see through a bglass, darkly; but then cface to face: now I know yin part; but then dshall I know even as also eI am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

14 aFollow after charity, and aadesire bspiritual gifts, but rather that ye may cprophesy. For he that dspeaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man eunderstandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that cprophesieth speaketh unto men to fedification, and gexhortation, and hcomfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that cprophesieth iedifieth the church. I would that ye all dspake with tongues, but jrather that ye cprophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, kexcept he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by lrevelation, or by mknowledge, or by cprophesying, or by ndoctrine? And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the ||osounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? For if pthe trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to qthe battle? So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall rspeak into the air. 10 There are, sit may be, tso many ukinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a xbarbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to fthe edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore let him that dspeaketh in an unknown tongue pray kthat he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: yI will sing with the spirit, and I will sing zwith the understanding also. 16 Else when thou shalt abless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the bunlearned say cAmen at dthy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 17 For thou verily givest dthanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank my God, I cspeak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might eteach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brethren, fbe not children in understanding: howbeit in malice gbe ye children, but in understanding be men. 21 hIn the law it is written, iWith men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but kprophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are bunlearned, or unbelievers, lwill they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all kprophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one bunlearned, he is mconvinced of all, he is njudged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so ofalling down on his face phe will worship God, and qreport that God is in you of a truth.

26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath qqa psalm, hath a rdoctrine, hath a stongue, hath a rrevelation, hath an sinterpretation. tLet all things be done unto edifying. 27 If any man sspeak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let the uprophets speak two or three, and let the other wjudge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, xlet the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all kprophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be ycomforted. 32 And the spirits of the uprophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as zin all churches of the saints.

34 aLet your women keep silence in the churches: for ait is not permitted unto them to speak; but bthey are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith cthe law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man dthink himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, elet him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, fcovet to gprophesy, and forbid not gto speak with tongues. 40 hLet all things be done idecently and in order.

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you athe gospel bwhich I preached unto you, which also ye have freceived, and cwherein ye stand; By which also ye are dsaved, if ye ||keep in memory what I preached unto you, eunless ye have believed in vain. For fI delivered unto you first of all that which I also freceived, how that Christ died gfor our sins haccording to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again ithe third day jaccording to the scriptures: And that khe was seen of lCephas, then mof the twelve: After that, he was seen of nabove five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part oremain unto this present, but some are pfallen asleep. After that, he was seen of qJames; then of rall the apostles. And slast of all the was seen of me also, as of ||one born out of due time. For uI am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because xI persecuted the church of God. 10 But yby the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but zI laboured more abundantly than they all: ayet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, bhow say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no …

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c

ver. 20. Rom. 12:4, 5. See ch. 10:17.

c

ver. 20. Rom. 12:4, 5. See ch. 10:17.

d

ver. 27

e
f

Gr. Greeks, ch. 10:32. See John 7:35.

f
g

Comp. John 6:63. & 7:39.

h

ver. 4, 11.

i

ver. 28. John 15:16 (Gk.).

b

So John 3:8. ver. 18. ch. 15:38. Heb. 2:4.

j

So Rom. 12:3. ch. 3:5.

c

ver. 20. Rom. 12:4, 5. See ch. 10:17.

||

Or, put on. Matt. 27:28.

k

So Rev. 16:15 (Gk.).

||

Or, division. See ch. 1:10.

l
d

ver. 27

m

See Rom. 12:5. So ch. 10:17. Eph. 1:23. & 3:6. & 4:12. Col. 1:24.

n
o

ch. 13:9, 10, 12 (Gk.). See Rom. 15:15.

i

ver. 28. John 15:16 (Gk.).

p

Eph. 4:11. ver. 29.

q
p

Eph. 4:11. ver. 29.

q
r
p

Eph. 4:11. ver. 29.

s

ver. 10, 29 marg.

t

ver. 9.

u
x
||

Or, kinds. ver. 10. ch. 14:10. So Matt. 17:21.

||

Or, powers. ver. 10, 28 in the Gk.

t

ver. 9.

y

ver. 10.

y

ver. 10.

z
a

See Acts 2:4.

b

So Ps. 150:5 (Gk.).

c

See Acts 2:18. Comp. Matt. 7:22.

d

See ch. 12:8.

e

ch. 12:9.

f
g

Comp. Matt. 6:1, 2.

h
i
i
k
||

Or, is not rash.

l

See ch. 4:6.

m

ch. 7:36 (Gk.).

n

See ch. 10:24.

o

Comp. Acts 15:39 (Gk.).

p

ver. 11 marg. 2 Cor. 5:19 (Gk.).

q

See Rom. 1:32.

r

2 Thess. 2:10, 12. (Gk.).

||

Or, with the truth.

r

2 Thess. 2:10, 12. (Gk.).

s
t

See ch. 9:12.

h
u

See Acts 19:6.

v

ch. 14:39.

w

Gk. as ver. 10, 11. Rom. 3:31. ch. 2:6. & 15:24, 26. 2 Cor. 3:7, 11, 13, 14. Gal. 3:17. & 5:4, 11. 2 Tim. 1:10.

q

See Rom. 1:32.

v

ch. 14:39.

d

See ch. 12:8.

w

Gk. as ver. 10, 11. Rom. 3:31. ch. 2:6. & 15:24, 26. 2 Cor. 3:7, 11, 13, 14. Gal. 3:17. & 5:4, 11. 2 Tim. 1:10.

x

So ch. 8:2.

y

ver. 10, 12. ch. 12:27.

u

See Acts 19:6.

z

Comp. John 15:15.

y

ver. 10, 12. ch. 12:27.

w

Gk. as ver. 10, 11. Rom. 3:31. ch. 2:6. & 15:24, 26. 2 Cor. 3:7, 11, 13, 14. Gal. 3:17. & 5:4, 11. 2 Tim. 1:10.

||

Or, reasoned. See ver. 5.

w

Gk. as ver. 10, 11. Rom. 3:31. ch. 2:6. & 15:24, 26. 2 Cor. 3:7, 11, 13, 14. Gal. 3:17. & 5:4, 11. 2 Tim. 1:10.

a
b

Gr. in a riddle. Num. 12:8 (Gk.).

c
y

ver. 10, 12. ch. 12:27.

d

Matt. 11:27 (Gk.).

e

See ch. 8:3.

a

So ch. 16:14.

aa

See ch. 12:31.

b

ch. 12:1.

c

See ch. 11:4.

d

See Acts 2:4.

Gr. heareth. Acts 22:9. See John 8:43.

e

Gen. 11:7. & 42:23 in the Gk.

c

See ch. 11:4.

f
g

See Acts 13:15. So ver. 31.

h
c

See ch. 11:4.

i

ver. 17. See Acts 9:31.

d

See Acts 2:4.

j
c

See ch. 11:4.

k

ver. 13.

l

ver. 26. Eph. 1:17. So Phil. 3:15.

m

See ch. 12:8.

c

See ch. 11:4.

n
||

Or, tunes.

o
p
q

Gk. as Rev. 9:9. & 20:8.

Gr. significant.

r

Comp. ch. 9:26.

s

ch. 15:37 (Gk.).

t
u

ch. 12:28 marg.

x

See Acts 28:2.

Gr. of spirits. Not as ch. 12:1. ver. 1.

f
d

See Acts 2:4.

k

ver. 13.

y
z
a

ch. 10:16.

b

ver. 23, 24. See Acts 4:13.

c
d

ch. 11:24

d

ch. 11:24

c
e

See Luke 1:4.

f
g

Gr. perfect, or, of a ripe age. ch. 2:6. Eph. 4:13. Heb. 5:14.

h
i

Cited from Isai. 28:11, 12. Comp. Deut. 28:49.

k

See ch. 11:4.

b

ver. 23, 24. See Acts 4:13.

l

Comp. Acts 2:13.

k

See ch. 11:4.

b

ver. 23, 24. See Acts 4:13.

m

John 16:8 marg.

n

See ch. 2:15.

o
p

Comp. Matt. 5:16.

q
qq
r

See ver. 6.

s

ch. 12:10.

r

See ver. 6.

s

ch. 12:10.

t

So 2 Cor. 12:19. & 13:10. Eph. 4:12. Comp. ch. 12:7. See Rom. 14:19.

s

ch. 12:10.

u

ver. 32, 37. So ver. 1, 16, 31. See Acts 11:27.

w

ch. 6:5. & 11:31. See ch. 12:10.

x

Comp. 1 Thess. 5:19, 20.

k

See ch. 11:4.

y

So ver. 3.

u

ver. 32, 37. So ver. 1, 16, 31. See Acts 11:27.

Gr. tumult, or, unquietness. Gk. as Luke 21:9. 2 Cor. 6:5. & 12:20. James 3:16.

z

See ch. 7:17.

a
a
b

Construction as 1 Tim. 4:3. See Deut. 4:12 marg. Comp. ch. 7:19.

c

See Gen. 3:16.

d

ch. 11:16 (Gk.).

e
f

See ch. 12:31.

g

ch. 13:8.

g

ch. 13:8.

h

So ver. 33.

i
a

See Rom. 2:16.

b

See ch. 3:6.

f

See ch. 11:23.

c
d

See ch. 1:18. So Rom. 1:16.

||

Or, hold fast. ch. 11:2 (Gk.). See Heb. 3:6.

Gr. by what speech. See Matt. 25:24.

e
f

See ch. 11:23.

f

See ch. 11:23.

g

So Heb. 5:1, 3. Comp. John 1:29.

h
i
j
k
l

See ch. 1:12.

m
n
o
p

ver. 18, 20, 51. See Matt. 27:52.

q
r
s
t

Acts 9:3, 17. See ch. 9:1.

||

Or, an abortive. Num. 12:12 (Gk.).

u
x
y

See Rom. 1:5.

z
a
b

Comp. 2 Tim. 2:18.