The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Corinthians 12:12–30

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12  For just as the body is one and has many parts, but all the parts of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

12  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

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13  For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-and we were all given to drink into one Spirit.

13  And indeed, in one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether servant or free. And we all drank in the one Spirit.

13  For all of us are baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and we have all received through the one Spirit.

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14  For in fact the body is not one part but many.

14  For the body is not one member, but many.

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15  If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,"is it therefore not of the body?

15  For if the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I am not a part of the body; is it therefore not a member of the body?

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16  And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,"is it therefore not of the body?

17  If the whole body [were] an eye, where [would be] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [would be] the smelling?

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18  But now God has set the parts, each one of them, in the body just as He desired.

18  But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

18  But instead, God has placed the parts, each one of them, in the body, just as it has pleased him.

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19  And if all [parts ]were one part, where [would be] the body?

19  And if they were all one member, where were the body?

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20  But now indeed there[ are] many parts, but one body.

20  But instead, there are many parts, indeed, yet one body.

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21  And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

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22  But to a greater degree the parts of the body which seem weaker are necessary.

22  Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary

22  In fact, so much more necessary are those parts of the body which seem to be weaker.

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23  And [the parts] of the body which we consider to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater propriety.

23  And though we consider certain parts of the body to be less noble, we surround these with more abundant dignity, and so, those parts which are less presentable end up with more abundant respect.

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24  But our presentable [parts] have no need. But God united the body, giving greater honor to the [part] being inferior,

24  whereas our comely [parts] have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that [part] which lacked;

24  For our comely parts have no need for attention: But God has so tempered the body together, and has given greater honor to the member which is inferior

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25  lest there be divisions in the body, but the parts care the same for one another.

25  that there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.

25  so that there might be no schism in the body, but instead the parts themselves might take care of one another.

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26  And if one part suffers, all the parts suffer together; or if one part is honored, all the parts rejoice together.

26  And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or [one] member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

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27  Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

27  Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

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28  And [those] whom God has appointed in the church [are]: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, kinds of tongues.

28  And indeed, God has established a certain order in the Church: first Apostles, second Prophets, third Teachers, next miracle-workers, and then the grace of healing, of helping others, of governing, of different kinds of languages, and of the interpretation of words.

28  For God has set in his church, first apostles; after them, prophets; then teachers, then performers of miracles, then those who have the gift of healing, helpers, leaders, and speakers in diverse languages.

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29  All [are] not apostles, [are they]? All [are] not prophets, [are they]? Are all teachers? [Are] all [workers of] miracles?

29  Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all [workers of] miracles?

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30  Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

30  Are all workers of miracles? Do all have the grace of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?