1 Corinthians 12:17

“If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 12:17

If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If all the body was an eye, where would be the hearing? if all was hearing, where would be the smelling?
- Basic English Bible

If the whole body [were] an eye, where the hearing? if all hearing, where the smelling?
- Darby Bible

If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
- Webster's Bible

If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the nostrils be?
- Weymouth Bible

If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be?
- World English Bible

If al the bodi is the iye, where is heryng? and if al the bodi is heryng, where is smellyng?
- Wycliffe Bible

If the whole body [were] an eye, where the hearing? if the whole hearing, where the smelling?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 12:17

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:17


12:15 The foot is elegantly introduced as speaking of the hand; the ear, of the eye; each, of a part that has some resemblance to it. So among men each is apt to compare himself with those whose gifts some way resemble his own, rather than with those who are at a distance, either above or beneath him. Is it therefore not of the body - Is the inference good? Perhaps the foot may represent private Christians; the hand, officers in the church; the eye, teachers; the ear, hearers.

12:16 The ear - A less noble part. The eye - The most noble.

12:18 As it hath pleased him - With the most exquisite wisdom and goodness.


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