12:1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
12:2Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
12:3Wherefore 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.
12:4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
12:5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
12:6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
12:7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
12:8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
12:9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
12:10To 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:
12:11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12:12For 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.
12:13For 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.
12:14For the body is not one member, but many.
12:15If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:16And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:17If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
12:18But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
12:19And if they were all one member, where were the body?
12:20But now are they many members, yet but one body.
12:21And 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.
12:22Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
12:23And 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.
12:24For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
12:25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
12:26And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
12:27Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
12:28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
12:29Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
12:30Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
12:3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
12:4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
12:5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
12:6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
12:7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
12:8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
12:10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
12:11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12:12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
12:13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
12:14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
12:15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
12:16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
12:21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
4:1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
4:2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
4:3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
4:6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
4:7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
4:8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
4:9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
4:10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
4:11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
4:13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
4:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
4:15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
4:16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
4:17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
4:18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
4:19Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:20But ye have not so learned Christ;
4:21If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
4:22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
4:23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
4:24And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
4:25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
4:26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
4:27Neither give place to the devil.
4:28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
4:29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
4:30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
4:31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
4:32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
5:1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
5:2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
5:3But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
5:4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5:5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
5:6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
5:7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
5:8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
5:9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
5:10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
5:11And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
5:12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
5:13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
5:14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
5:15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
5:16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5:17Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
5:18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
5:19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
5:20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
5:21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
5:22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
5:23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
5:24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
5:25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
5:26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
5:27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
5:28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
5:29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
5:30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
5:31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
5:32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
5:33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.