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

New Living Translation
Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

English Standard Version
As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

Berean Study Bible
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

Berean Literal Bible
But now indeed, there are many members, but one body.

New American Standard Bible
But now there are many members, but one body.

King James Bible
But now are they many members, yet but one body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now there are many parts, yet one body.

International Standard Version
So there are many parts, but one body.

NET Bible
So now there are many members, but one body.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now there are many members, but the body is one.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So there are many parts but one body.

New American Standard 1977
But now there are many members, but one body.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now they are indeed many members, yet but one body.

King James 2000 Bible
But now are they many members, yet but one body.

American King James Version
But now are they many members, yet but one body.

American Standard Version
But now they are many members, but one body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now there are many members indeed, yet one body.

Darby Bible Translation
But now the members [are] many, and the body one.

English Revised Version
But now they are many members, but one body.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now are they many members, yet but one body.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as a matter of fact, there are many parts and but one body.

World English Bible
But now they are many members, but one body.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, indeed, are many members, and one body;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Body of Christ
19If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you.” Nor can the head say to the feet, “I do not need you.”…
Cross References
Romans 12:5
so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.

1 Corinthians 12:12
The body is a unit, though it is comprised of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:14
For the body does not consist of one part, but of many.

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

1 Corinthians 12:21
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I do not need you." Nor can the head say to the feet, "I do not need you."
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