1 Corinthians 12:24

“For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For our comely parts haue no need: but God hath tempered the bodie together, hauing giuen more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

whereas our more presentable members have no need {of it.} But God has {so} composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that {member} which lacked,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whereas our comely `parts' have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that `part' which lacked;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But those parts of the body which are beautiful have no need of such care: and so the body has been joined together by God in such a way as to give more honour to those parts which had need of it;
- Basic English Bible

but our comely [parts] have not need. But God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to [the part] that lacked;
- Darby Bible

For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:
- Webster's Bible

But it was God who built up the body, and bestowed more abundant honor on the part that felt the need,
- Weymouth Bible

whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,
- World English Bible

For oure oneste membris han nede of noon; but God tempride the bodi, yyuynge more worschip to it, to whom it failide,
- Wycliffe Bible

and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:24


12:24 Giving more abundant honour to that which lacked - As being cared for and served by the noblest parts.


Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12:24

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