1 Corinthians 12:23
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New International Version
and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,

New Living Translation
And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen,

English Standard Version
and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,

Berean Study Bible
and the parts we consider less honorable, we treat with greater honor. And our unpresentable parts are treated with special modesty,

Berean Literal Bible
and those of the body we think to be less honorable, these we bestow more abundant honor. And our unpresentable parts have more abundant decorum,

New American Standard Bible
and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,

King James Bible
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And those parts of the body that we think to be less honorable, we clothe these with greater honor, and our unpresentable parts have a better presentation.

International Standard Version
and the parts of the body that we think are less honorable are treated with special honor, and we make our less attractive parts more attractive.

NET Bible
and those members we consider less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our unpresentable members are clothed with dignity,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those which we think are shameful in the body, we increase greater honor to these and for those that are contemptible we make greater attire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The parts of the body that we think are less honorable are the ones we give special honor. So our unpresentable parts are made more presentable.

New American Standard 1977
and those members of the body, which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our unseemly members come to have more abundant seemliness,

Jubilee Bible 2000
and those members of the body which we think to be more vile, these we dress with more abundant honour; and those in us who are more indecent have more honesty.

King James 2000 Bible
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our less respectable parts have greater respect.

American King James Version
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

American Standard Version
and those parts of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, have more abundant comeliness.

Darby Bible Translation
and those [parts] of the body which we esteem to be the more void of honour, these we clothe with more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;

English Revised Version
and those parts of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness;

Webster's Bible Translation
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

Weymouth New Testament
and those which we deem less honorable we clothe with more abundant honor; and so our ungraceful parts come to have a more abundant grace, while our graceful parts have everything they need.

World English Bible
Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety;

Young's Literal Translation
and those that we think to be less honourable of the body, around these we put more abundant honour, and our unseemly things have seemliness more abundant,
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
22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and the parts we consider less honorable, we treat with greater honor. And our unpresentable parts are treated with special modesty, 24whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:22
On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,

1 Corinthians 12:24
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,

1 Timothy 2:9
Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

1 Timothy 2:15
Women, however, will be saved through childbearing, if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.
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And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

bestow. or, put on.

Genesis 3:7,21 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were …

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