1 Corinthians: Chapter 12

The First Epistle to the Corinthians. The 12th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
12:1 But of spiritual things, brethren, I will not you to unknow. In spiritual things brethren I would not have you ignorant. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
12:2 Soothly ye know, for when ye were heathen men, as ye were led going to dumb simulacra. ye know that ye were gentiles, and went your ways unto dumb idols, even as ye were led. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, and were carried away unto the dumb idols, as ye were led. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
12:3 Therefore I make known to you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God, saith parting from Jesus; and no man may say the Lord Jesus is, but in the Holy Ghost. Wherefore I declare unto you that no man speaking in the spirit of god defieth Jesus. Also no man can say that Jesus is the lord: but by the holy ghost. Wherefore, I declare unto you, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus execrable: also no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the holy Ghost. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the holy Ghost.
12:4 And divers graces there be, but the same Spirit is; There are diversities of gifts verily, yet but one spirit. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same spirit.
12:5 and partings of servings be, but the same Lord is; And there are differences of administrations, and yet but one lord. And there are diversities of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
12:6 and partings of workings be, but the same God is, that worketh all things in all things. And there are divers manners of operations, and yet but one God, which worketh all things that are wrought in all creatures. And there are diversities of operations, but God is the same, which worketh all in all. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God, which worketh all in all.
12:7 And to each man the shewing of Spirit is given to profit. The gifts of the spirit are given to every man to profit the congregation. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man, to profit withal. But the manifestation of the spirit, is given to every man to profit withal.
12:8 To another forsooth by Spirit the word of wisdom is given; to another the word of knowing, by the same Spirit; To one is given the utterance of wisdom: to another is given the utterance of knowledge by the same spirit: For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom: and to another the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit: For to one is given by the spirit, the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit.
12:9 faith to another, in the same Spirit; to another, grace of healths, in one Spirit; to another is given faith, by the same spirit. To another the gifts of healing, by the same spirit. And to another is given faith, by the same Spirit: and to another the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit: To another faith, by the same spirit: to another the gifts of healing, by the same spirit:
12:10 to another, the working of virtues; to another, prophecy; to another, discretion of spirits; to another, kinds of tongues; to another, interpreting of words. To another power to do miracles: To another prophecy, To another judgement of spirits, To another divers tongues: To another the interpretation of tongues: And to another the operations of great works: and to another, prophecy: and to another, the discerning of spirits: and to another, diversities of tongues: & to another the interpretation of tongues. To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another divers kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
12:11 Forsooth all these things one and the same Spirit worketh, parting to each by themselves as he will. and these all worketh even the selfsame spirit, dividing to every man several gifts even as he will. And all these things worketh even the selfsame Spirit, distributing to every man severally as he will. But all these worketh that one and the selfsame spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12:12 For as there is one body, and hath many members, and all the members of the body when they be many, be one body, so also Christ. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of one body though they be many, yet are but one body: even so is Christ. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, which is one, though they be many, yet are but one body: even so is Christ. 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.
12:13 And soothly in one Spirit all we be baptized into one body, either Jews, or heathen, or servants, or free; and all we have drunk in one Spirit. For in one spirit are we all baptised to make one body, whether we be jews or gentiles: whether we be bond or free. and have all drunk of one spirit. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Grecians, whether we be bond, or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For by one spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free: and have been all made to drink into one spirit.
12:14 For the body is not one member, but many. For the body is not one member, but many. For the body also is not one member, but many. For the body is not one member, but many.
12:15 If the foot shall say, For I am not the hand, I am not of the body; not therefore is it not of the body? If the foot say: I am not the hand, therefore I am not of the body: is he therefore not of the body? If the foot would say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body? If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body: is it therefore not of the body?
12:16 And if the ear shall say, For I am not the eye, I am not of the body; not therefore is it not of the body? and if the ear say I am not the eye: therefore I am not of the body: is he therefore not of the body? And if the ear would say, Because I am not the eye, 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?
12:17 If all the body were the eye, where is the hearing? and if all the body is hearing, where is the smelling? if all the body were an eye: where were then the ear? if all were hearing: where were the smelling? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
12:18 But now God hath set members, and each of them in the body, as he would. But now hath god disposed the members, every one of them in the body, at his own pleasure But now hath God disposed the members every one of them in the body at his own pleasure. But now hath God set the members, every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
12:19 And if all were one member, where were the body? If they were all one member: where were the body? For if they were all one member, where were the body? And if they were all one member, where were the body?
12:20 But now there be many members, but one body. now are there many members, yet but one body. But now are there many members, yet but one body. But now are they many members, yet but one body.
12:21 Forsooth the eye shall not be able to say to the hand, I have no need to thy works; or again the head to the feet, Ye be not necessary to me. and the eye cannot say unto the hand: I have no need of thee: nor the head also to the feet: I have no need of you. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor the head again to the feet, I have no need of you. 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.
12:22 But much more those that be seen to be more sick members of the body, be more needful; Yea rather a great deal those members of the body which seem to be most feeble, are most necessary. Yea, much rather those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.
12:23 and to them that we guess to be unnobler members of the body, we give more honour about; and those members that be unhonest, have more honesty. And upon those members of the body which we think least honest, put we most honesty on. And our ungoodly parts have most beauty on. And upon those members of the body, which we think most unhonest, put we more honesty on: and our uncomely parts have more comeliness on. 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.
12:24 Forsooth our honest members of none have need; but God tempered the body, giving more worship to it, to whom it failed, for our honest members need it not: but God hath so disposed the body, and hath given most honour to that part which lacked, For our comely parts need it not: but God hath tempered the body together, and hath given the more honour to that part which lacked, For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
12:25 that debate be not in the body, but that the members be busy into the same thing for each other. lest there should be any strife in the body: but that the members should indifferently care for one another. Lest there should be any division in the body: but that the members should have the same care one for another. That there should be no schism in the body: but that the members should have the same care one for another.
12:26 And if one member suffer any thing, all members suffer therewith; either if one member glorieth, all members joy together. And if one member suffer all suffer with him: if one member be had in honour, all members be glad also. Therefore if one member suffer, all suffer with it: if one member be had in honour, all the members rejoice with it. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it: or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
12:27 Forsooth ye be the body of Christ, and members of members. Ye are the body of Christ, and members one of another. Now ye are the body of Christ, & members for your part. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
12:28 And soothly God put some in the church, first apostles, the second prophets, the third teachers, afterward works of power, afterward graces of healings, helpings, governings, kinds of languages, interpretations of words. And God hath also ordained in the congregation, first the Apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, then them that do miracles, after that the gifts of healing, helpers, governors, diversity of tongues. And God hath ordained some in the Church: as first, Apostles, secondly Prophets, thirdly teachers, then them that do miracles: after that, the gifts of healing, helpers, governors, diversity of tongues. And God hath set some in the Church, first Apostles, secondarily Prophets, thirdly Teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps in governments, diversities of tongues.
12:29 Whether all be apostles? whether all be prophets? Whether all teachers? whether all works of power? Are all apostles? are all prophets? Are all teachers? are all doers of miracles? Are all Apostles? are all Prophets? are all teachers? Are all doers of miracles? Are all Apostles? are all Prophets? are all Teachers? are all workers of miracles?
12:30 whether all have grace of healings? whether all speak with languages? whether all interpret? have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
12:31 But follow ye the better ghostly gifts. And yet I shew to you a more excellent way. Covet after the best gifts. And yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. But desire you the best gifts, and I will yet shew you a more excellent way. But covet earnestly the best gifts: And yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
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