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12For Christ is like a single body with its many limbs and organs, which, many as they are, together make up one body.One Body with Many Members 1Cor.12.12-31Καθάπερ γὰρ τὸ σῶμα ἑν ἐστιν καὶ μέλη πολλὰ ἐχει, πάντα δὲ τὰ μέλη τοῦ σώματος πολλὰ ὀντα ἑν ἐστιν σῶμα, οὑτως καὶ ὁ Χριστός·
13For indeed we were all brought into one body by baptism, in the one Spirit, whether we are Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free men, and that one Holy Spirit was poured out for all of us to drink.
 καὶ γὰρ ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι ἡμεῖς πάντες εἰς ἓν σῶμα ἐβαπτίσθημεν, εἰτε Ἰουδαῖοι εἰτε Ἑλληνες, εἰτε δοῦλοι εἰτε ἐλεύθεροι, καὶ πάντες ἓν Πνεῦμα ἐποτίσθημεν.
14A body is not one single organ, but many. καὶ γὰρ τὸ σῶμα οὐκ ἐστιν ἓν μέλος ἀλλὰ πολλά.
15Suppose the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body', it does belong to the body none the less. ἐὰν εἰπῃ ὁ πούς, Ὅτι οὐκ εἰμὶ χείρ, οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, οὐ παρὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐστιν ἐκ τοῦ σώματος·
16Suppose the ear were to say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body', it does still belong to the body. καὶ ἐὰν εἰπῃ τὸ οὖς, Ὅτι οὐκ εἰμὶ ὀφθαλμός, οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, οὐ παρὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐστιν ἐκ τοῦ σώματος·
17If the body were all eye, how could it hear? If the body were all ear, how could it is smell? εἰ ὁλον τὸ σῶμα ὀφθαλμός, ποῦ ἡ ἀκοή; εἰ ὁλον ἀκοή, ποῦ ἡ ὀσφρησις;
18But, in fact. God appointed each limb and organ to its own place in the body, as he chose. νυνὶ δὲ ὁ θεὸς ἐθετο τὰ μέλη, ἓν ἑκαστον αὐτῶν, ἐν τῷ σώματι καθὼς ἠθέλησεν.
19If the whole were one single organ, there would not be a body at all; εἰ δὲ ἦν τὰ πάντα ἓν μέλος, ποῦ τὸ σῶμὰ;
20in fact, however, there are many different organs, but one body. νῦν δὲ πολλὰ μὲν μέλη, ἓν δὲ σῶμα.
21The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I do not need you'; nor the head to the feet, 'I do not need you.' οὐ δύναται δὲ ὁ ὀφθαλμὸς εἰπεῖν τῇ χειρί, Χρείαν σου οὐκ ἐχω, ἢ πάλιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῖς ποσίν, Χρείαν ὑμῶν οὐκ ἐχω·
22Quite the contrary: those organs of the body which seem to be more frail than others are indispensable, ἀλλὰ πολλῷ μᾶλλον τὰ δοκοῦντα μέλη τοῦ σώματος ἀσθενέστερα ὑπάρχειν ἀναγκαῖά ἐστιν,
23and those parts of the body which we regard as less honourable are treated with special honour. To our unseemly parts is given a more than ordinary seemliness, καὶ ἂ δοκοῦμεν ἀτιμότερα εἶναι τοῦ σώματος, τούτοις τιμὴν περισσοτέραν περιτίθεμεν, καὶ τὰ ἀσχήμονα ἡμῶν εὐσχημοσύνην περισσοτέραν ἐχει,
24whereas our seemly parts need no adorning. But God has combined the various pans of the body, giving special honour to the humbler parts, τὰ δὲ εὐσχήμονα ἡμῶν οὐ χρείαν ἐχει. ἀλλὰ ὁ θεὸς συνεκέρασεν τὸ σῶμα, τῷ ὑστερουμένῳ περισσοτέραν δοὺς τιμήν,
25so that there might be no sense of division in the body, but that all its organs might feel the same concern for one another. If one organ suffers, they all suffer together. ἵνα μὴ ᾖ σχίσμα ἐν τῷ σώματι, ἀλλὰ τὸ αὐτὸ ὑπὲρ ἀλλήλων μεριμνῶσιν τὰ μέλη.
26If one flourishes, they all rejoice together.
 καὶ εἰτε πάσχει ἓν μέλος, συμπάσχει πάντα τὰ μέλη· εἰτε δοξάζεται ἓν μέλος, συγχαίρει πάντα τὰ μέλη.
27Now you are Christ's body, and each of you a limb or organ of it. Ὑμεῖς δέ ἐστε σῶμα Χριστοῦ καὶ μέλη ἐκ μέρους.
28Within our community God has appointed, in the first place apostles, in the second place prophets, thirdly teachers; then miracle-workers, then those who have gifts of healing, or ability to help others or power to guide them, or the gift of ecstatic utterance of various kinds. καὶ οὓς μὲν ἐθετο ὁ θεὸς ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ πρῶτον ἀποστόλους, δεύτερον προφήτας, τρίτον διδασκάλους, ἐπειτα δυνάμεις, ἐπειτα χαρίσματα ἰαμάτων, ἀντιλήμψεις, κυβερνήσεις, γέν η γλωσσῶν.
29Are all apostles? all prophets? all teachers? Do all work miracles? μὴ πάντες ἀπόστολοὶ; μὴ πάντες προφῆταὶ; μὴ πάντες διδάσκαλοὶ; μὴ πάντες δυνάμεις;
30Have all gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues of ecstasy? Can all interpret them? μὴ πάντες χαρίσματα ἐχουσιν ἰαμάτων; μὴ πάντες γλώσσαις λαλοῦσιν; μὴ πάντες διερμηνεύουσιν;
31The higher gifts are those you should aim at.

And now I will show you the best way of all.

 ζηλοῦτε δὲ τὰ χαρίσματα τὰ μείζονα.

Καὶ ἐτι καθ' ὑπερβολὴν ὁδὸν ὑμῖν δείκνυμι.


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