THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL
X. Dealing with the Gifts
A. The Governing Principle
B. The Manifestation of the Spirit
10 And to another operations of 1aworks of power, and to another 2bprophecy, and to another 3cdiscerning of spirits; to a different one various kinds of 4dtongues, and to another 5einterpretation of tongues.
C. One Body with Many Members
1. The Constitution of the Body
2. The Indispensability of the Members
14 For the body is not one member but amany.
15 If the foot should say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.
16 And if the ear should say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were the hearing, where would the smelling be?
19 And if all were one member, where would the body be?
20 But now the members are many, but the body aone.
21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 But much rather the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.
3. The Blending Together of the Members
23 And those members of the body which we consider to be less honorable, these we clothe with more abundant honor; and our uncomely members come to have more abundant comeliness,
24 But our comely members have no need. But God has 1blended the body together, giving more abundant honor to the member that lacked,
27 Now you are the Body of Christ, and amembers individually.
D. The Placing of the Gifts
28 And God has aplaced some in the 1bchurch: first 2capostles, second 3dprophets, third 4eteachers; then 5fworks of power, then 6gifts of ghealing, 7helps, 8hadministrations, various kinds of 9itongues.
29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all have works of power?