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.
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For as the body is one - Though the human body have many members, and though it be composed of a great variety of parts, yet it is but one entire system; every part and member being necessary to the integrity or completeness of the whole.
So also is Christ - That is, So is the Church the body of Christ, being composed of the different officers already mentioned, and especially those enumerated, 1 Corinthians 12:28, apostles, prophets, teachers, etc. It cannot be supposed that Christ is composed of many members, etc., and therefore the term Church must be understood, unless we suppose, which is not improbable, that the term Ὁ Χριστος, Christ, is used to express the Church, or whole body of Christian believers.
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Text: 1 Corinthians 12, 1-11. 1 Now, concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. 3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema [accursed], and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same …
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Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,
1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share 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 one of you is a part of it.
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