Now concerning the spiritual gifts, bretheren, I would not have you ignorant. You know that you were gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Yeshua accursed: and that no man can say that Yeshua is the Lord, but the the Holy Ghost.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of adminstrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God that works all in all. But, the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withall. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another, diverse kinds of tongues; to another interpretation of tongues: but all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit dividing to every many individually as He will.
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 is Christ. For by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body. Whether we're Jews or Gentiles, whether we're bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear says, 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 is the hearing? If the whole body were hearing, where is the smelling? But now, has God set the members everyone of them in the body, as it has pleased Him. And if they were all one member, where is the body? But now, they are many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you: nor the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor. And our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness, for our comely parts have no need; but God has tempered the body together having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked: that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care for one another. And when one member sufferes, all the members suffer. Or if one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
Now you are the body of Christ and members in particular. And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet I show you a more excellent way.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing. Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity boasts not of itself, is not puffed up, Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Charity never fails: but where there are prophecies, they will fail; where there are tongues, they shall cease; where there is knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.