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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    ALL GLORY - HONOR - POWER - MIGHT AND MAJESTY UNTO MY HEAVENLY ABBA DADDY AND GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH - IN AND THROUGH HIS SON WHO LIVES AND ABIDES NOW AND FOREVER MORE AT HIS RIGHT HAND IN GLORIOUS LIGHT TO WHICH NO MAN CAN EVER APPROACH - WHO STILL MAKETH INTERSESSION FOR ALL OF HIS HOLY AND BELOVED SAINTS - CHRIST YESHUA - OH YES WE CAN ! RESTORATION NOW ! SHALOM BELIEVING BELIEVERS ! ACTS-JUDE!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    I BELIEVE AND STAND FOR WHAT THE RIGHTLY DIVIDED ACCURATE WORD OF THE LORD MY GOD SAYS AND - I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO UNTO HIS EVERLASTING GLORY TO COME AMEN INDEED. THIS IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN THE BLUEPRINT PAUL SET FORTH FOR US ALL AMEN. CHRIST IN ME. BEING BORN AGAIN OF THE TRUE AND INCORRUPTABLE SEED OF THE LIVING HOPE OF THE GATHERING ABOVE TO COME AMEN INDEED. SHALOM.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS WHICH IS THE CAVIAT TO THE BOOK OF ROMANS THROUGH UNTO THE BOOK OF JUDE AND NOT REVELATION ! WE ARE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD {GENTILES} AGE OF {LOVE-GRACE-SALVATION-RIGHTEOUSNESS-SPEAKING IN TONGUES} NOT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AGE TO WHICH THIS KINGDOM OF GOD AGE WILL BE CLOSING OUT BACK TO REVELATION {FUTURE EVENT} ! SHALOM !
  • BSP
    Verse 26: When one member of the congregation suffers we feel the pain and are all affected. We need to have deep love and concern for one another.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: The congregation is compared to the body in this chapter. No member of the congregation is unnecessary. Everyone has something to offer.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We are reminded of the diversity of gifts and roles. We should covet earnestly the best gifts through supplication to God.

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