1 Corinthians 12:12
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New International Version
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

New Living Translation
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

English Standard Version
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

New American Standard Bible
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

King James Bible
For 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body--so also is Christ.

International Standard Version
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, form a single body, so it is with the Messiah.

NET Bible
For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body--though many--are one body, so too is Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in like manner, because the body is one and there are many members in it, while all of them are many members, they are one body; thus also is The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For example, the body is one unit and yet has many parts. As all the parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 the Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
For even as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ.

English Revised Version
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
For 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.

Weymouth New Testament
For just as the human body is one and yet has many parts, and all its parts, many as they are, constitute but one body, so it is with the Church of Christ.

World English Bible
For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
For, even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:12-26 Christ and his church form one body, as Head and members. Christians become members of this body by baptism. The outward rite is of Divine institution; it is a sign of the new birth, and is called therefore the washing of regeneration, Tit 3:5. But it is by the Spirit, only by the renewing of the Holy Ghost, that we are made members of Christ's body. And by communion with Christ at the Lord's supper, we are strengthened, not by drinking the wine, but by drinking into one Spirit. Each member has its form, place, and use. The meanest makes a part of the body. There must be a distinction of members in the body. So Christ's members have different powers and different places. We should do the duties of our own place, and not murmur, or quarrel with others. All the members of the body are useful and necessary to each other. Nor is there a member of the body of Christ, but may and ought to be useful to fellow-members. As in the natural body of man, the members should be closely united by the strongest bonds of love; the good of the whole should be the object of all. All Christians are dependent one upon another; each is to expect and receive help from the rest. Let us then have more of the spirit of union in our religion.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 12-31. - The Church compared to a body and its members. Verse 12. - As the body is one, and hath many members. To this favourite image St. Paul reverts several times (Romans 12:4, 5; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 2:19). It is probable that he was familiar with the image from the fable of Menenius Agrippa, who had used it as a plea for civil unity (Liv., 2:32). So also is Christ. Christ and the Church form one body, of which Christ is the Head; one Vine, of which Christians are the branches (John 15.); one building, of which Christians are the living stones.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For as the body is one,.... That is, an human body; for of this the apostle speaks, and takes a simile, and forms a comparison from, showing the union among saints, and their mutual participation of the various gifts of the Spirit; for an human body is but one body, and not more.

And hath many members; as eyes, ears, hands, feet, &c.

And all the members of that one body being many are one body; as numerous as they may be, they all belong to, and make up but one body; performing different offices, for which they are naturally fitted for the good of the whole:

so also to Christ; not personal, but mystical; not the head alone, or the members by themselves, but head and members as constituting one body, the church. The church, in union with Christ, the head, is but one general assembly, and church of the firstborn written in heaven, though consisting of the various persons of God's elect, who are closely united one to another, and their head Christ; and therefore are denominated from him, and called by his name; see Romans 9:3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12, 13. Unity, not unvarying uniformity, is the law of God in the world of grace, as in that of nature. As the many members of the body compose an organic whole and none can be dispensed with as needless, so those variously gifted by the Spirit, compose a spiritual organic whole, the body of Christ, into which all are baptized by the one Spirit.

of that one body—Most of the oldest manuscripts omit "one."

so also is Christ—that is, the whole Christ, the head and body. So Ps 18:50, "His anointed (Messiah or Christ), David (the antitypical David) and His seed."

1 Corinthians 12:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Many Members, One Body
12For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.…
Cross References
Romans 12:4
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

1 Corinthians 12:7
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:20
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

as.

1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers …

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not …

Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.

Ephesians 4:4,12,15,16 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one …

Ephesians 5:23,30 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head …

Colossians 1:18,24 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, …

Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and …

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also …

so.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, …

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