For we were all baptized1 bya one Spirit2 into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free3--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.414
Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.515
If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
But in fact God has arranged6 the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.719
If they were all one part, where would the body be?
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.821
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,