New International Version
And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.
King James Bible
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
Darby Bible Translation
And if the ear say, Because I am not an eye I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?
World English Bible
If the ear would say, "Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body," it's not therefore not part of the body.
Young's Literal Translation
and if the ear may say, 'Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If the foot shall say, etc. - As all the members of the body are necessarily dependent on each other, and minister to the general support of the system, so is it in the Church. All the private members are intimately connected among themselves, and also with their pastors; without which union no Church can subsist.
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LibraryTenth Sunday after Trinity Spiritual Counsel for Church Officers.
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 …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
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Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
1 Corinthians 12:15
Now if the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.
1 Corinthians 12:17
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
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