1 Corinthians 12:27
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New International Version
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

New Living Translation
All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it.

English Standard Version
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

New American Standard Bible
Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.

King James Bible
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.

International Standard Version
Now you are the Messiah's body and individual parts of it.

NET Bible
Now you are Christ's body, and each of you is a member of it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you are the body of The Messiah and members in your places.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are Christ's body and each of you is an individual part of it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.

King James 2000 Bible
Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

American King James Version
Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

American Standard Version
Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now you are the body of Christ, and members of member.

Darby Bible Translation
Now *ye* are Christ's body, and members in particular.

English Revised Version
Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Weymouth New Testament
As for you, you are the body of Christ, and individually you are members of it.

World English Bible
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:27-31 Contempt, hatred, envy, and strife, are very unnatural in Christians. It is like the members of the same body being without concern for one another, or quarrelling with each other. The proud, contentious spirit that prevailed, as to spiritual gifts, was thus condemned. The offices and gifts, or favours, dispensed by the Holy Spirit, are noticed. Chief ministers; persons enabled to interpret Scripture; those who laboured in word and doctrine; those who had power to heal diseases; such as helped the sick and weak; such as disposed of the money given in charity by the church, and managed the affairs of the church; and such as could speak divers languages. What holds the last and lowest rank in this list, is the power to speak languages; how vain, if a man does so merely to amuse or to exalt himself! See the distribution of these gifts, not to every one alike, ver. 29,30. This were to make the church all one, as if the body were all ear, or all eye. The Spirit distributes to every one as he will. We must be content though we are lower and less than others. We must not despise others, if we have greater gifts. How blessed the Christian church, if all the members did their duty! Instead of coveting the highest stations, or the most splendid gifts, let us leave the appointment of his instruments to God, and those in whom he works by his providence. Remember, those will not be approved hereafter who seek the chief places, but those who are most faithful to the trust placed in them, and most diligent in their Master's work.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - Ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. Each Church is a sort of microcosm of the whole Church. St. Paul does not mean that the Corinthian Church is a member in the body of all the Churches, but that each Corinthian Christian is a member of the Church.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now ye are the body of Christ,.... Not his natural body, which his Father prepared for him, in which he bore our sins on the tree, and which was offered up once for all; nor his sacramental body, or the bread in the supper, which is a representation of his body; but his body mystical, the church; not that the Corinthians were the whole of the body, only a part of it, as every single congregational church is of the church universal. This is an accommodation of the simile the apostle had to so much advantage enlarged upon:

and members in particular; or in part: meaning either that they as single members were part of the general body: or that only a part of them were so, there being some among them, as in all particular and visible churches, who had not the true grace of God; and so are neither members of Christ, nor of the general assembly and church of the firstborn: or the sense is, that they were not only members of Christ, and of his body, but were particularly members one of another, in strict union and close communion, and of mutual use and service to each other.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. members in particular—that is, severally members of it. Each church is in miniature what the whole aggregate of churches is collectively, "the body of Christ" (compare 1Co 3:16): and its individual components are members, every one in his assigned place.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Many Members, One Body
26And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.
Cross References
Romans 12:5
so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ--their Lord and ours:

1 Corinthians 6:15
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!

1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

1 Corinthians 12:12
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

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

Ephesians 1:23
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Ephesians 4:12
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

Ephesians 5:30
for we are members of his body.

Colossians 1:18
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.

Colossians 2:19
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
Treasury of Scripture

Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

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1 Corinthians 12:12,14-20 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members …

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.

Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for …

Ephesians 5:23,30 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

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