1 Corinthians 12:24
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New International Version
while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,

New Living Translation
while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.

English Standard Version
which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,

Berean Study Bible
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,

Berean Literal Bible
but our presentable parts have no need. But God has composed the body, having given more abundant honor to the parts being deficient,

New American Standard Bible
whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,

King James Bible
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But our presentable parts have no need of clothing. Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,

International Standard Version
However, our attractive parts don't need this. But God has put the body together and has given special honor to the parts that lack it,

NET Bible
but our presentable members do not need this. Instead, God has blended together the body, giving greater honor to the lesser member,

New Heart English Bible
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those members which we honor do not need honor, for God unites the body and he has given greater honor to the small members,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, our presentable parts don't need this kind of treatment. God has put the body together and given special honor to the part that doesn't have it.

New American Standard 1977
whereas our seemly members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For those in us who are more honest need nothing, but God has ordered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that one which lacked,

King James 2000 Bible
For our more respectable parts have no need: but God has arranged the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:

American King James Version
For our comely parts have no need: but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked.

American Standard Version
whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour,

Darby Bible Translation
but our comely [parts] have not need. But God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to [the part] that lacked;

English Revised Version
whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honour to that part which lacked;

Webster's Bible Translation
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:

Weymouth New Testament
But it was God who built up the body, and bestowed more abundant honor on the part that felt the need,

World English Bible
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,

Young's Literal Translation
and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour,
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
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, 25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:29
If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

1 Corinthians 12:23
and the parts we consider less honorable, we treat with greater honor. And our unpresentable parts are treated with special modesty,

1 Corinthians 12:25
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another.
Treasury of Scripture

For our comely parts have no need: but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked.

Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Genesis 3:11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of …

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