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

  • Deborah Pierce
    How perfectly letting patience have her perfect work, as the perfection of working in the fields yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness by doing good cheerfully is in fact presentation to both man and to God a living sacrifice of one another
  • Donnie
    The meaning behind offering our bodies as a living sacrifice is pertaining to our Christian walk and service to God. Jesus is the perfect example and since he offered up the perfect sacrifice for our sins and forgiveness of sins it is now possible for us to walk after the spirit and not obey the lust of the flesh... We should offer our bodies as instruments of service unto the Lord.
  • BSP
    This verse can be hard to follow because we are not inclined to bless those who persecute us. However, by doing so we imitate Jesus Christ.
  • Maryjudith
    Thank you for expanding on that particularly last paragraph speaks clearly to me bless you
  • BSP
    We are told not to think more of ourselves than necessary in verse 3.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always learn to show love

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