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 comprised 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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 the Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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,
Study Bible
The Body of Christ
11All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, who apportions them to each one as He determines. 12The body is a unit, though it is comprised 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.







Lexicon
The
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

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

it is comprised
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

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

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

[its]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

they all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

body.
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

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

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