Romans 12:4

“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 12:4

For as we haue many members in one body, and all members haue not the same office:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For, as we have a number of parts in one body, but all the parts have not the same use,
- Basic English Bible

For, as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office;
- Darby Bible

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
- Webster's Bible

For just as there are in the one human body many parts, and these parts have not all the same function;
- Weymouth Bible

For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function,
- World English Bible

For as in o bodi we han many membris, but alle the membris han not the same dede;
- Wycliffe Bible

for as in one body we have many members, and all the members have not the same office,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 12:4

Wesley's Notes for Romans 12:4


12:2 And be not conformed - Neither in judgment, spirit, nor behaviour. To this world - Which, neglecting the will of God, entirely follows its own. That ye may prove - Know by sure trial; which is easily done by him who has thus presented himself to God. What is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God - The will of God is here to be understood of all the preceptive part of Christianity, which is in itself so excellently good, so acceptable to God, and so perfective of our natures.

12:3 And I say - He now proceeds to show what that will of God is. Through the grace which is given to me - He modestly adds this, lest he should seem to forget his own direction. To every one that is among you - Believers at Rome. Happy, had they always remembered this! The measure of faith - Treated of in the first and following chapters, from which all other gifts and graces flow.

12:5 So we - All believers. Are one body - Closely connected together in Christ, and consequently ought to be helpful to each other.

12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace which is given us - Gifts are various: grace is one. Whether it be prophecy - This, considered as an extraordinary gift, is that whereby heavenly mysteries are declared to men, or things to come foretold. But it seems here to mean the ordinary gift of expounding scripture. Let us prophesy according to the analogy of faith - St. Peter expresses it, as the oracles of God; according to the general tenor of them; according to that grand scheme of doctrine which is delivered therein, touching original sin, justification by faith, and present, inward salvation. There is a wonderful analogy between all these; and a close and intimate connexion between the chief heads of that faith which was once delivered to the saints. Every article therefore concerning which there is any question should be determined by this rule; every doubtful scripture interpreted according to the grand truths which run through the whole.


People's Bible Notes for Romans 12:4


Ro 12:4 For as we have many members in one body. The church is likened to the human body in which the various organs each has its own office.

Discussion for Romans 12:4

  • Eliab Nomwesigwa on Romans 12:4
    We are one body. I have a responsibility and you have another responsibility. I should not interfere with your responsibilities. if we work as a team, we will achieve much but woe unto us if we are to live our lives separately


 

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