1 Corinthians 12:21
New International Version
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

New Living Translation
The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you." The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you."

English Standard Version
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

Berean Literal Bible
Now the eye is not able to say to the hand, "I have no need of you." Or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

New American Standard Bible
And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

King James Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Christian Standard Bible
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Or again, the head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

Contemporary English Version
That's why the eyes cannot say they don't need the hands. That's also why the head cannot say it doesn't need the feet.

Good News Translation
So then, the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Nor can the head say to the feet, "Well, I don't need you!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" Or again, the head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

International Standard Version
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you," or the head to the feet, "I don't need you."

NET Bible
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I do not need you," nor in turn can the head say to the foot, "I do not need you."

New Heart English Bible
The eye cannot tell the hand, "I have no need for you," or again the head to the feet, "I have no need for you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you”; neither can the head say to the feet, “I do not need you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An eye can't say to a hand, "I don't need you!" Or again, the head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you!"

New American Standard 1977
And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

King James 2000 Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

American King James Version
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

American Standard Version
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you.

Darby Bible Translation
The eye cannot say to the hand, I have not need of thee; or again, the head to the feet, I have not need of you.

English Revised Version
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Weymouth New Testament
It is also impossible for the eye to say to the hand, "I do not need you;" or again for the head to say to the feet, "I do not need you."

World English Bible
The eye can't tell the hand, "I have no need for you," or again the head to the feet, "I have no need for you."

Young's Literal Translation
and an eye is not able to say to the hand, 'I have no need of thee;' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'
Study Bible
The Body of Christ
20As 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.” 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:20
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

1 Corinthians 12:22
On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,

Treasury of Scripture

And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Numbers 10:31,32
And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes…

1 Samuel 25:32
And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:

Ezra 10:1-5
Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore…







Lexicon
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

eye
ὀφθαλμὸς (ophthalmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3788: The eye; fig: the mind's eye. From optanomai; the eye; by implication, vision; figuratively, envy.

cannot
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

say
εἰπεῖν (eipein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine 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.

hand,
χειρί (cheiri)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

“I do
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

need
Χρείαν (Chreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

you.”
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[Nor can]
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine 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.

head [say]
κεφαλὴ (kephalē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2776: From the primary kapto; the head, literally or figuratively.

to the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

feet,
ποσίν (posin)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

“I do
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

need
Χρείαν (Chreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

you.”
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
Verse 21. - I have no need of thee. A rebuke to the pride of those who thought their own gifts to be exclusively valuable. 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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