1 Corinthians 12:23

“And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And those members of the bodie, which wee thinke to bee lesse honourable, vpon these we bestow more abundant honour, and our vncomely parts haue more abundant comelinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and those {members} of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and those `parts' of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely `parts' have more abundant comeliness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to those parts of the body which seem to have less honour we give all the more honour; and to those parts of the body which are a cause of shame to us we give the greater respect;
- Basic English Bible

and those [parts] of the body which we esteem to be the more void of honour, these we clothe with more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;
- Darby Bible

And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
- Webster's Bible

and those which we deem less honorable we clothe with more abundant honor; and so our ungraceful parts come to have a more abundant grace, while our graceful parts have everything they need.
- Weymouth Bible

Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety;
- World English Bible

and thilke that we gessen to be the vnworthier membris of the bodi, we yyuen more honour `to hem; and tho membris that ben vnonest, han more oneste.
- Wycliffe Bible

and those that we think to be less honourable of the body, around these we put more abundant honour, and our unseemly things have seemliness more abundant,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:23


12:23 We surround with more abundant honour - By so carefully covering them. More abundant comeliness - By the help of dress.


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