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1 Corinthians 12:121 Corinthians 12:27

C. One Body with Many Members

1. The Constitution of the Body

12 1For even as the body is aone and has many bmembers, yet all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is 2the Christ.

13 For also in 1aone Spirit we were all bbaptized into 2cone Body, whether 3dJews or Greeks, whether 4slaves or free, and were all given to 5edrink one fSpirit.

2. The Indispensability of the Members

14 For the body is not one member but amany.

15 If the foot should say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.

16 And if the ear should say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.

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

18 But now God has aplaced the members, each one of them, in the body, even as He bwilled.

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

20 But now the members are many, but the body aone.

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.

22 But much rather the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

3. The Blending Together of the Members

23 And those members of the body which we consider to be less honorable, these we clothe with more abundant honor; and our uncomely members come to have more abundant comeliness,

24 But our comely members have no need. But God has 1blended the body together, giving more abundant honor to the member that lacked,

25 That there would be no adivision in the body, but that the members would have the 1same care for one another.

26 And whether one member asuffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member is glorified, all the members brejoice with it.

27 Now you are the Body of Christ, and amembers individually.