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

King James Bible
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
For even as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ.

World English Bible
For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
For, even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For as the body is one - Though the human body have many members, and though it be composed of a great variety of parts, yet it is but one entire system; every part and member being necessary to the integrity or completeness of the whole.

So also is Christ - That is, So is the Church the body of Christ, being composed of the different officers already mentioned, and especially those enumerated, 1 Corinthians 12:28, apostles, prophets, teachers, etc. It cannot be supposed that Christ is composed of many members, etc., and therefore the term Church must be understood, unless we suppose, which is not improbable, that the term Ὁ Χριστος, Christ, is used to express the Church, or whole body of Christian believers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...

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

Ephesians 4:4,12,15,16 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling...

Ephesians 5:23,30 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body...

Colossians 1:18,24 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together...

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.

so.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed...

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Tenth Sunday after Trinity Spiritual Counsel for Church Officers.
Text: 1 Corinthians 12, 1-11. 1 Now, concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. 3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema [accursed], and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

May the Thirty-First Connection and Concord
"By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body." --1 CORINTHIANS xii. 12-19. It is only in the spirit that real union is born. Every other kind of union is artificial, and mechanical, and dead. We can dovetail many pieces of wood together and make the unity of an article of furniture, but we cannot dovetail items together and make a tree. And it is the union of a tree that we require, a union born of indwelling life. We may join many people together in a fellowship by the bonds of a formal creed,
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
(From the Epistle for the day) Admonishing each man to mark what is the office to which he is called of God, and teaching us to practise works of love and virtue, and to refrain from self-will. 1 Cor. xii. 6.--"There are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." ST. PAUL tells us in this Epistle that there are different kinds of works, but that they are all wrought by the same Spirit to the profit and well-being of man. For they all proceed from the same God who
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Antipathies
(Tenth Sunday after Trinity.) 1 Cor. xii. 3, 4, 5, 6. Wherefore, I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. We are to come to the Communion this day in love and charity
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons

Cross References
Romans 12:4
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

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 12:7
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12:20
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

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

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