New International Version
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
King James Bible
But now are they many members, yet but one body.
Darby Bible Translation
But now the members [are] many, and the body one.
World English Bible
But now they are many members, but one body.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, indeed, are many members, and one 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
May the Thirty-First Connection and Concord
Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
1 Corinthians 12:12
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:14
Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
1 Corinthians 12:19
If they were all one part, where would the body be?
1 Corinthians 12:21
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
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