New Living Translation
If the foot says, "I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand," that does not make it any less a part of the body.
King James Bible
If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
Darby Bible Translation
If the foot say, Because I am not a hand I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?
World English Bible
If the foot would say, "Because I'm not the hand, I'm not part of the body," it is not therefore not part of the body.
Young's Literal Translation
if the foot may say, 'Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:15 The foot is elegantly introduced as speaking of the hand; the ear, of the eye; each, of a part that has some resemblance to it. So among men each is apt to compare himself with those whose gifts some way resemble his own, rather than with those who are at a distance, either above or beneath him. Is it therefore not of the body - Is the inference good? Perhaps the foot may represent private Christians; the hand, officers in the church; the eye, teachers; the ear, hearers.
LibraryThe Universal Gift
'The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.'--1 COR. xii. 7. The great fact which to-day commemorates is too often regarded as if it were a transient gift, limited to those on whom it was first bestowed. We sometimes hear it said that the great need of the Christian world is a second Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God and the like. Such a way of thinking and speaking misconceives the nature and significance of the first Pentecost, which had a transient …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
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1 Corinthians 12:14
Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.
1 Corinthians 12:16
And if the ear says, "I am not part of the body because I am not an eye," would that make it any less a part of the body?
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