1 Corinthians 12:21
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New International Version
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

New Living Translation
The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you." The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you."

English Standard Version
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.”

Berean Study Bible
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."

Berean Literal Bible
Now the eye is not able to say to the hand, "I have no need of you." Or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

New American Standard Bible
And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

King James Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Or again, the head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

International Standard Version
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you," or the head to the feet, "I don't need you."

NET Bible
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I do not need you," nor in turn can the head say to the foot, "I do not need you."

New Heart English Bible
The eye cannot tell the hand, "I have no need for you," or again the head to the feet, "I have no need for you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you”; neither can the head say to the feet, “I do not need you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An eye can't say to a hand, "I don't need you!" Or again, the head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

New American Standard 1977
And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

King James 2000 Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you.

Darby Bible Translation
The eye cannot say to the hand, I have not need of thee; or again, the head to the feet, I have not need of you.

English Revised Version
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Weymouth New Testament
It is also impossible for the eye to say to the hand, "I do not need you;" or again for the head to say to the feet, "I do not need you."

World English Bible
The eye can't tell the hand, "I have no need for you," or again the head to the feet, "I have no need for you."

Young's Literal Translation
and an eye is not able to say to the hand, 'I have no need of thee;' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'
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
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.” 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:20
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

1 Corinthians 12:22
On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
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