1 Corinthians 12:25
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New International Version
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.

New Living Translation
This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.

English Standard Version
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

New American Standard Bible
so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

King James Bible
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other.

International Standard Version
so that there might be no disharmony in the body, but that its parts should have the same concern for each other.

NET Bible
so that there may be no division in the body, but the members may have mutual concern for one another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest there would be divisions in the body; but all the members should be caring equally one for another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's purpose was that the body should not be divided but rather that all of its parts should feel the same concern for each other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that there should be no contradiction in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another.

King James 2000 Bible
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

American King James Version
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

American Standard Version
that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That there might be no schism in the body; but the members might be mutually careful one for another.

Darby Bible Translation
that there might be no division in the body, but that the members might have the same concern one for another.

English Revised Version
that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Webster's Bible Translation
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Weymouth New Testament
that there might be no disunion in the body, but that all the members might entertain the same anxious care for one another's welfare.

World English Bible
that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

Young's Literal Translation
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another,
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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 25. - No schism in the Body. What is exclusively called "schism" is not necessarily such. There may be difference of fold in the one flock. There may be no real discord or dissension, though there may be varieties of ecclesiastical government. Unity, as the whole argument shows, does not demand the existence of uniformity. That the members should have the same care one for another. Thus the early believers "were of one heart and of one soul;" and the moment that a complaint arose that one of the weakest and smallest interests was neglected, the supposed neglect was amply remedied (Acts 4:32; Acts 6:1-6).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

That there should be no schism in the body..... No complaint of one member against another, as useless and unnecessary; no murmuring on that account; no tumults and rioting; no rebellion and insurrection of one against another; no dissension, no division. The use Menenius (e) Agrippa made of this simile, applying it to the body politic, as the apostle here does to the spiritual body, for the appeasing of a sedition among the people; is well known, and usually mentioned by interpreters on this place:

but that the members should have the same care one for another; that is, they are so tempered and mixed together, are in such close union with, and have such a dependence on each other, that they are necessarily obliged to take care of each other's good and welfare, because they cannot do one without another; and so God has ordered it in the church, that persons should be so placed in it, and gifts disposed of among them in such a manner, that every man is obliged, not only to look on, and be concerned for his own things, that he takes care of himself, and performs his office, but that he looks every man on the things of others, his good and safety being involved in theirs.

(e) Liv. Hist. l. p. 43.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. no schism—(compare 1Co 12:21)—no disunion; referring to the "divisions" noticed (1Co 11:18).

care one for another—that is, in behalf of one another.

1 Corinthians 12:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Many Members, One Body
24whereas 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, 25so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:24
while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,

1 Corinthians 12:26
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
Treasury of Scripture

That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

there.

1 Corinthians 1:10-12 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and …

John 17:21-26 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, …

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

schism. or, division. the same.

2 Corinthians 7:12 Why, though I wrote to you, I did it not for his cause that had done …

2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart …

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