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

  • 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 ....."
  • BSP
    Many have different gifts and ministries, but verses 4 through 7 shows that God uses the same spirit in these various gifts and roles.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    God The Giver who is Holy Spirit What can only give What He is Which is His GIFT holy spirit which is God in Christ in you which is power from on high. Speaking in Tongues-Interpretation of Tongues-Prophecy-Word of Knowledge-Word of Wisdom-Discerning of spirits-Faith-Miracles-Gifts of Healing. These are the Manafestions in the senses World. Shalom.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AT THIS YOURSELF ! Oh you who pray in the most sacred gift of speaking in tongues ! What do you think this gift was given to us for. Too put it to work and do what the Word itself tells you to do. This is how Gods people get their spiritual and physical needs met Amen. WAKE UP SAINTS BECAUSE THIS IS IT ! ITS ALL RIGHT THERE AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN ! God bless and be with you.
  • Steve
    What people do not know that the Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit is the same, when a person gets saved, he receives the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit, the Bible say in Romans 8:9 Now if a man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His, he abides when you for ever, the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is part of the trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit.

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