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.
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.
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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand ... - The hand in its place is as needful as the eye; and the feet as the head. Nay, the eye and the head could not perform their appropriate functions, or would be in a great measure useless but for the aid of the hands and feet. Each is useful in its proper place. So in the church. Those that are most talented and most richly endowed with gifts, cannot say to those less so, that there is no need of their aid. All are useful in their place. Nay, those who are most richly endowed could very imperfectly perform their duties without the aid and cooperation of those of more humble attainments.
LibraryMay the Twenty-Ninth Many Gifts --One Spirit
1 CORINTHIANS xii. 1-13. There is no monotony in the workmanship of my God. The multitude of His thoughts is like the sound of the sea, and every thought commands a new creation. When He thinks upon me, the result is a creative touch never again to be repeated on land or sea. And so, when the Holy Spirit is given to the people, the ministry does not work in the suppression of individualities, but rather in their refinement and enrichment. Our gifts will be manifold, and we must not allow the difference …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Making and Breaking Connections.
The Government of the Church.
1 Corinthians 12:20
But now there are many members, but one body.
1 Corinthians 12:22
On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;
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