New International Version
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?
King James Bible
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
Darby Bible Translation
If the whole body [were] an eye, where the hearing? if all hearing, where the smelling?
World English Bible
If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?
Young's Literal Translation
If the whole body were an eye, where the hearing? if the whole hearing, where the smelling?
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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 12:16
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.
1 Corinthians 12:18
But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
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