1 Corinthians 12:18
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New International Version
But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.

New Living Translation
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

English Standard Version
But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

New American Standard Bible
But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.

King James Bible
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now God has placed each one of the parts in one body just as He wanted.

International Standard Version
But now God has arranged the parts, every one of them, in the body according to his plan.

NET Bible
But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now God has set everyone of the members in the body just as he has chosen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So God put each and every part of the body together as he wanted it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now God has set the members each one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.

King James 2000 Bible
But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.

American King James Version
But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.

American Standard Version
But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now God hath set the members every one of them in the body as it hath pleased him.

Darby Bible Translation
But now God has set the members, each one of them in the body, according as it has pleased [him].

English Revised Version
But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as a matter of fact, God has arranged the parts in the body--every one of them--as He has seen fit.

World English Bible
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, God did set the members each one of them in the body, according as He willed,
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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

Verse 18. - As it hath pleased him. Not arbitrarily, but in furtherance of one wise and beneficent design, so that each may be honoured and indispensable, and therefore contented in its own sphere.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But now hath God set the members,.... The members of a natural body, as they are all made and fashioned by God in the form they be, so they are each of them set by him in the place they are:

everyone of them in the body as it hath pleased him; according to his sovereign will, without consulting any; and each stands in the best situation and position they could be put, and for the greatest service and usefulness to the whole: so God, and not man, hath set every member in the mystical body, the church, in such a place and part of it, as he himself thought fit; some in a higher, others in a lower station, but all for the good of the body; and therefore each member ought to be content with his place, gift, and usefulness, be they what they will; since it is the wise counsel and sovereign pleasure of God, who works all things after the counsel of his own will, that so it should be.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. now—as the case really is.

every one—each severally.

1 Corinthians 12:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Many Members, One Body
17If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 19If they were all one member, where would the body be?…
Cross References
Romans 12:6
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

1 Corinthians 12:17
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?

1 Corinthians 12:19
If they were all one part, where would the body be?

1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
Treasury of Scripture

But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.

hath.

1 Corinthians 12:24,28 For our comely parts have no need: but God has tempered the body …

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1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to …

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, …

1 Corinthians 15:38 But God gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

Psalm 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in …

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Jonah 1:14 Why they cried to the LORD, and said, We beseech you, O LORD, we …

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, …

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to …

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among …

Ephesians 1:5,9 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ …

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for …

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