1 Corinthians 12

Coverdale(i) 1 As concernynge spirituall giftes (brethren) I wolde not that ye were ignoraunt. 2 Ye knowe that ye were Heythe and wente youre wayes vnto dome Idols, eue as ye were led. 3 Wherfore I declare vnto you, that no man speakynge thorow the sprete of God, defyeth Iesus. And no man can saye that Iesus is the LORDE, but by the holy goost. 4 There are dyuerse giftes, yet but one sprete: 5 and there are dyuerse offices, yet but one LORDE: 6 and there are dyuerse operacions yet is there but one God, which worketh all in all. 7 The giftes of the sprete are geuen vnto euery man to profit the cogregacion. 8 To one is geuen thorow the sprete the vtteraunce of wissdome: to another is geuen the vtteraunce of knowlege acordinge to the same sprete: 9 to another, faith in the same sprete: to another, the giftes of healinge in the same sprete: 10 to another, power to do miracles: to another, prophecienge: to another, iudgment to discerne spretes: to another, dyuerse tunges: to another, the interpretacion of tunges. 11 These all doth ye same onely sprete worke, and distributeth vnto euery man, acordinge as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath yet many membres, neuertheles all the membres of the body though they be many, are yet but one body: euen so Christ also. 13 For we are all baptysed in one sprete to be one body, whether we be Iewes or Gentyles, whether we be bonde or fre, and haue all dronke of one sprete. 14 For the body also is not one membre, but many. 15 Yf the fote saye: I am not ye hande, therfore am I not a membre of the body,is he therfore not a membre of ye body? 16 And yf the eare saye: I am not the eye, therfore am I not a membre of the body, is he therfore not a membre of the body? 17 Yf all the body were an eye, where were then the hearinge? Yf all were hearinge, where then the smellinge? 18 But now hath God set the membres, euery one seuerally in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 Neuertheles yf all the mebres were one membre, where were then the body? 20 But now are the membres many, yet is the body but one. 21 The eye can not saye vnto the hande: I haue no nede of the: or agayne the heade vnto the fete, I haue no nede of you: 22 but rather a greate deale the mebres of the body which seme to be most feble, are most necessary: 23 and vpon those membres of the body which we thinke least honest, put we most honestie on: and oure vncomly partes haue most beutye on. 24 For oure honest membres neade it not. But God hath so measured ye body, and geuen most honoure vnto that mebre which had nede, 25 that there shulde be no stryfe in the body, but that the membres shulde indifferently care one for another. And yf one membre suffre, all the membres suffre with him: 26 and yf one membre be had in honoure, all the membres are glad with him also. 27 But ye are the body of Christ, and membres, euery one of another. 28 And God hath ordeyned in the congregacion, first the Apostles, secodly prophetes, thirdly teachers, then doers of miracles, after that the giftes of healinge, helpers, gouerners, dyuerse tunges. 29 Are they all Apostles? Are they all prophetes? Are they all teachers? Are they all doers of miracles? 30 Haue they all the giftes of healinge? Speake they all with tunges? Can they all interprete? 31 But covet ye the best giftes. And yet shewe I you a more excellent waye.