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 12:12

  • Bernetta.54bw@gmail.com for verse 12
    So do that me a person should join the church to because a member of that body which is of Christ Jesus or should a person just come and the leader an individual whatever you find your hands to do do it. I am concern
  • Andrea Barrett for verse 12
    I love this particular verse but it is talking about unity it lets us know every body is important eye can say it have no need for the hand because if there is no hands what will wipe the tears of joy

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