1 Corinthians 12:12

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the membrs of that one body, being many, are one bodie: so also is Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For even as the body is one and {yet} has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as the body is one, and has a number of parts, and all the parts make one body, so is Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For even as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ.
- Darby Bible

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For just as the human body is one and yet has many parts, and all its parts, many as they are, constitute but one body, so it is with the Church of Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.
- World English Bible

For as ther is o body, and hath many membris, and alle the membris of the bodi whanne tho ben manye, ben o bodi, so also Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

For, even as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also [is] the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:12


12:12 So is Christ - That is, the body of Christ, the church.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:12


1Co 12:12 The body is one, and hath many members. The unity of these diverse gifts, all given by the same Spirit, is illustrated by the human body, which has many members and organs with different offices, but all parts of one body. No member could claim that it was not of the body because it is not the eye, the ear, or some other organ. Each is a part, each necessary, each set where God pleased, and all taken together make up the body. So also [is] Christ. The spiritual body of Christ, the church.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • Ray321
    If a brother or sister in Christ is suffer spiritual battle and is in trouble, we must help or we will suffer too. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. It's better to rejoice then suffer. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 28: God has assigned various ministries and everyone has different gifts to offer.
  • Bro Okechukwu WORI
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, even now and for ever more. Amen. I chose verses 27 and 28 of 1 Corinthians Chapter 12. My understanding of these verses indicates that we can first accomplish our individual divine assignment if we unify together with love and faith. Also by coming together under a unified nut, we bring our diversified gifts, and talents to enhance the smooth fulfillment.
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    "...a more excellent way" is love. Love typically is burdens bearing that reliefs others of their challenges. Burdens bearing is living a life that comforts and inspires others. Being the hands of Jesus Christ to your world is one of the pointers to living inspiring and comforting life. The hallmark of Christianity is the more "excellent way". What speed do you tread the more excellent way daily?
  • Wayne
    Stephen, speaking in diverse languages and interpretation of diverse languages is listed last. Also, matt. 6:33 states but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Being in the kingdom and His righteousness, the Lord will supply all our needs.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - "..... and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost." What this is referring to is - Jesus is the 'Lord' of ones life, after Acts 2:38. It's THEN He becomes the Lord of one's life, and one can say, "I KNOW the Lord." Jn. 15:14. Matt. 28:19 is a commandment of Jesus: in the NAME of ....."

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