Romans 12:5

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So we being many are one bodie in Christ, and euery one members one of another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So we, though we are a number of persons, are one body in Christ, and are dependent on one another;
- Basic English Bible

thus we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and each one members one of the other.
- Darby Bible

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
- Webster's Bible

so collectively we form one body in Christ, while individually we are linked to one another as its members.
- Weymouth Bible

so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
- World English Bible

so we many ben o bodi in Crist, and eche ben membris oon of anothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

so we, the many, one body are in Christ, and members each one of one another.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:5


12:5 So we - All believers. Are one body - Closely connected together in Christ, and consequently ought to be helpful to each other.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:5


Ro 12:5 [Being] many, are one body in Christ, In the church, all are related to each other as the organs of the body are related.

Discussion for Romans 12

  • BSP
    We are told not to think more of ourselves than necessary in verse 3.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love
  • Carolyn
    Verses 14-16: Let us know to show the love of Christ when people are hurting by sharing their pain. It also teaches us to show joy when others are blessed and rejoice with them. Put God first, others second, and ourselves next, and empathize with those who are facing difficulties around us.
  • Philip C. Parks
    The expression, "thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head," is a metaphor with at least two interpretations: 1st, the Christian's compassion rather than retribution will potentially cause within the "enemy" guilt, shame, and embarrassment. 2nd, The "enemy" will potentially feel mental pain for receiving compassion and mercy in response to insult, defamation, and slander--PCP.
  • Seshidhar.K
    Jesus spoke to me through this verse . thank you sir this site is excellent.
  • Christian44
    I think Romans 12 is talking about how GOD wants us to wait for his conformation if we want to do anything.

Bible Options