1 Corinthians 12:27

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now yee are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now you are the body of Christ, and every one of you the separate parts of it.
- Basic English Bible

Now *ye* are Christ's body, and members in particular.
- Darby Bible

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
- Webster's Bible

As for you, you are the body of Christ, and individually you are members of it.
- Weymouth Bible

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
- World English Bible

And ye ben the bodi of Crist, and membris of membre.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:27


12:27 Now ye - Corinthians. Are the body and members of Christ - part of them, I mean, not the whole body.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:27


1Co 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. All were "baptized into one body" (1Co 12:13), and hence are severally members or parts of the one body, with offices to discharge like those of the members of the human body.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We are reminded of the diversity of gifts and roles. We should covet earnestly the best gifts through supplication to God.
  • Ray321
    If a brother or sister in Christ is suffer spiritual battle and is in trouble, we must help or we will suffer too. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. It's better to rejoice then suffer. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 28: God has assigned various ministries and everyone has different gifts to offer.
  • Bro Okechukwu WORI
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, even now and for ever more. Amen. I chose verses 27 and 28 of 1 Corinthians Chapter 12. My understanding of these verses indicates that we can first accomplish our individual divine assignment if we unify together with love and faith. Also by coming together under a unified nut, we bring our diversified gifts, and talents to enhance the smooth fulfillment.
  • Jacob Ameh Sani
    "...a more excellent way" is love. Love typically is burdens bearing that reliefs others of their challenges. Burdens bearing is living a life that comforts and inspires others. Being the hands of Jesus Christ to your world is one of the pointers to living inspiring and comforting life. The hallmark of Christianity is the more "excellent way". What speed do you tread the more excellent way daily?
  • 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.

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