Romans 12:4
New International Version
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

New Living Translation
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,

English Standard Version
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,

Berean Study Bible
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function,

Berean Literal Bible
For just as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function,

New American Standard Bible
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

King James Bible
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

Christian Standard Bible
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function,

Contemporary English Version
A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use.

Good News Translation
We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function,

International Standard Version
For we have many parts in one body, but these parts do not all have the same function.

NET Bible
For just as in one body we have many members, and not all the members serve the same function,

New Heart English Bible
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members do not have the same function,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For just as we have many members in one body, and all those members do not have one function,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Our bodies have many parts, but these parts don't all do the same thing.

New American Standard 1977
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in the manner that we have many members in one body, nevertheless all the members do not have the same operation;

King James 2000 Bible
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

American King James Version
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

American Standard Version
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office:

Darby Bible Translation
For, as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office;

English Revised Version
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:

Webster's Bible Translation
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

Weymouth New Testament
For just as there are in the one human body many parts, and these parts have not all the same function;

World English Bible
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function,

Young's Literal Translation
for as in one body we have many members, and all the members have not the same office,
Study Bible
Living Sacrifices
3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:12
The body is a unit, though it is comprised of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

Ephesians 4:16
From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love.

Treasury of Scripture

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

1 Corinthians 12:4,12,27
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

Ephesians 4:15,16
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: …







Lexicon
Just as
καθάπερ (kathaper)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2509: Even as, just as. From katha and per; exactly as.

each of us has
ἔχομεν (echomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

one
ἑνὶ (heni)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

body
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

many
πολλὰ (polla)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

members,
μέλη (melē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3196: A bodily organ, limb, member. Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

members
μέλη (melē)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3196: A bodily organ, limb, member. Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.

have
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

same
αὐτὴν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

function,
πρᾶξιν (praxin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4234: From prasso; practice, i.e. an act; by extension, a function.
(4, 5) In the church there must be a graduation, a hierarchy, a division of labour, every one doing that for which he is best fitted, just as in the body one member has one office assigned to it, and another another. All Christians, viewed collectively, make up one body, the unity of which is supplied by their relation to Christ. Viewed individually, they stand to each other in the same sort of relation as the different limbs and organs of the natural body, as foot and hand, or hand and eye.

(4) Members in one body.--This figure of the body and the members is worked out more fully in 1Corinthians 12:12-27.

Verses 4, 5. - For as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office; so we, the many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. The illustration of the body with its members to set forth the mutual dependence on each other of the several members of the Church with their several gifts and functions, and the importance of all for the well-being of the whole, is further carried out in 1 Corinthians 12:12, seq. In Ephesians 1:22 and Ephesians 4:15, 16, Christ is regarded, somewhat differently, as the exalted Head over the Church which is his body. Here and in 1 Corinthians 12, the head is not thus distinguished from the rest of the body (see 1 Corinthians 12:21); the whole is "one body in Christ," who is the living Person who unites and animates it. 12:3-8 Pride is a sin in us by nature; we need to be cautioned and armed against it. All the saints make up one body in Christ, who is the Head of the body, and the common Centre of their unity. In the spiritual body, some are fitted for and called to one sort of work; others for another sort of work. We are to do all the good we can, one to another, and for the common benefit. If we duly thought about the powers we have, and how far we fail properly to improve them, it would humble us. But as we must not be proud of our talents, so we must take heed lest, under a pretence of humility and self-denial, we are slothful in laying out ourselves for the good of others. We must not say, I am nothing, therefore I will sit still, and do nothing; but, I am nothing in myself, and therefore I will lay out myself to the utmost, in the strength of the grace of Christ. Whatever our gifts or situations may be, let us try to employ ourselves humbly, diligently, cheerfully, and in simplicity; not seeking our own credit or profit, but the good of many, for this world and that which is to come.
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