1 Corinthians 12:12
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.

New Living Translation
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

English Standard Version
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Berean Study Bible
The body is a unit, though it is composed of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
For just 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.

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.

New King James Version
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

New American Standard Bible
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

NASB 1995
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

NASB 1977
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.

Amplified Bible
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ.

Christian Standard Bible
For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ.

American Standard Version
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in like manner, because the body is one and there are many members in it, while all of them are many members, they are one body; thus also is The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
The body of Christ has many different parts, just as any other body does.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.

English Revised Version
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

Good News Translation
Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For example, the body is one unit and yet has many parts. As all the parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

International Standard Version
For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, form a single body, so it is with the Messiah.

Literal Standard Version
For even as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ,

NET Bible
For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body--though many--are one body, so too is Christ.

New Heart 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.

Weymouth New Testament
For just as the human body is one and yet has many parts, and all its parts, many as they are, constitute but one body, so it is with the Church of 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Body of Christ
11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, who apportions them to each one as He determines. 12 The body is a unit, though it is composed of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ. 13For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.…

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

1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of 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 of you is a member of it.


Treasury of Scripture

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

as.

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 fulness of him that filleth all in all.

so.

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

Galatians 3:16
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.









Verses 12-31. - The Church compared to a body and its members. Verse 12. - As the body is one, and hath many members. To this favourite image St. Paul reverts several times (Romans 12:4, 5; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 2:19). It is probable that he was familiar with the image from the fable of Menenius Agrippa, who had used it as a plea for civil unity (Liv., 2:32). So also is Christ. Christ and the Church form one body, of which Christ is the Head; one Vine, of which Christians are the branches (John 15.); one building, of which Christians are the living stones.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a unit,
ἕν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

though
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

it is comprised
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

of many
πολλὰ (polla)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

parts.
μέλη (melē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3196: A bodily organ, limb, member. Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.

And [although]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[its]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

parts
μέλη (melē)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3196: A bodily organ, limb, member. Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.

are
ὄντα (onta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

many,
πολλὰ (polla)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

they all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

form
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

one
ἕν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

body.
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

So
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

[it is]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

with Christ.
Χριστός (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.


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