1 Corinthians 12:25
New International Version
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.

New Living Translation
This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other.

English Standard Version
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

Berean Study Bible
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another.

Berean Literal Bible
that there should be no division in the body, but the members should have the same concern for one another.

King James Bible
That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

New King James Version
that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

New American Standard Bible
so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same care for one another.

NASB 1995
so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

NASB 1977
that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

Amplified Bible
so that there would be no division or discord in the body [that is, lack of adaptation of the parts to each other], but that the parts may have the same concern for one another.

Christian Standard Bible
so that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other.

American Standard Version
that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest there would be divisions in the body; but all the members should be caring equally one for another.

Contemporary English Version
He did this to make all parts of the body work together smoothly, with each part caring about the others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That there might be no schism in the body; but the members might be mutually careful one for another.

English Revised Version
that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Good News Translation
And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's purpose was that the body should not be divided but rather that all of its parts should feel the same concern for each other.

International Standard Version
so that there might be no disharmony in the body, but that its parts should have the same concern for each other.

Literal Standard Version
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another,

NET Bible
so that there may be no division in the body, but the members may have mutual concern for one another.

New Heart English Bible
that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

Weymouth New Testament
that there might be no disunion in the body, but that all the members might entertain the same anxious care for one another's welfare.

World English Bible
that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

Young's Literal Translation
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same anxiety for one another,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Body of Christ
24whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another. 26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:24
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,

1 Corinthians 12:26
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.


Treasury of Scripture

That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

there.

1 Corinthians 1:10-12
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment…

1 Corinthians 3:3
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

John 17:21-26
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me…

schism.

2 Corinthians 7:12
Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.









(25) That there should be no schism.--The existence of differences of gifts in the Church had been used by the Corinthians to cause schisms, exalting some gifts and depreciating others, when this very variety in the Church ought, as was the intention of variety in the human body, to create a mutual dependence, which would promote unity.

Verse 25. - No schism in the Body. What is exclusively called "schism" is not necessarily such. There may be difference of fold in the one flock. There may be no real discord or dissension, though there may be varieties of ecclesiastical government. Unity, as the whole argument shows, does not demand the existence of uniformity. That the members should have the same care one for another. Thus the early believers "were of one heart and of one soul;" and the moment that a complaint arose that one of the weakest and smallest interests was neglected, the supposed neglect was amply remedied (Acts 4:32; Acts 6:1-6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

there should be
(ē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive 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.

no
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

division
σχίσμα (schisma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4978: A rent, as in a garment; a division, dissention. From schizo; a split or gap, literally or figuratively.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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,
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative 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.

but that
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

[its]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

{should have}
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative 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.

mutual
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

concern
μεριμνῶσιν (merimnōsin)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3309: To be over-anxious; with acc: To be anxious about, distracted; I care for. From merimna; to be anxious about.

for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

one another.
ἀλλήλων (allēlōn)
Personal / Reciprocal Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 240: One another, each other. Genitive plural from allos reduplicated; one another.


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