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

New Living Translation
Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

English Standard Version
As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

Berean Study Bible
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

Berean Literal Bible
But now indeed, there are many members, but one body.

King James Bible
But now are they many members, yet but one body.

New King James Version
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.

New American Standard Bible
But now there are many parts, but one body.

NASB 1995
But now there are many members, but one body.

NASB 1977
But now there are many members, but one body.

Amplified Bible
But now [as things really are] there are many parts [different limbs and organs], but a single body.

Christian Standard Bible
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now there are many parts, yet one body.

American Standard Version
But now they are many members, but one body.

Contemporary English Version
It takes many parts to make a single body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now there are many members indeed, yet one body.

English Revised Version
But now they are many members, but one body.

Good News Translation
As it is, there are many parts but one body.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So there are many parts but one body.

International Standard Version
So there are many parts, but one body.

Literal Standard Version
And now, indeed, [are] many members, but one body;

NET Bible
So now there are many members, but one body.

New Heart English Bible
But now they are many members, but one body.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as a matter of fact, there are many parts and but one body.

World English Bible
But now they are many members, but one body.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, indeed, are many members, and one body;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Body of Christ
19If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you.” Nor can the head say to the feet, “I do not need you.”…

Cross References
Romans 12:5
so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.

1 Corinthians 12:12
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.

1 Corinthians 12:14
For the body does not consist of one part, but of many.

1 Corinthians 12:19
If they were all one part, where would the body be?

1 Corinthians 12:21
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I do not need you." Nor can the head say to the feet, "I do not need you."


Treasury of Scripture

But now are they many members, yet but one body.









(20) But now are they.--From the reductio ad absurdum of the previous verses the Apostle turns to the fact as it is, and proceeds (in 1Corinthians 12:21) to state that there is a mutual interdependence in the members of the body. The eye is dependent on the hand, the head upon the feet. Here, no doubt, the illustration is drawn out in this particular direction to rebuke those who being themselves possessed of what were considered important spiritual gifts despised the gifts which the Spirit had bestowed on others.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
As it is,
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

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

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.

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

one
ἓν (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.


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