18 But now God has 1placed the members, each one of them, in the body, 2just as He desired.

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19 If they were all one member, where would the body be?
20 But now 3there are many members, but one body.

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21 And the eye cannot * say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

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    • m 12:22 - Lit "to a much greater degree the members"
      23 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,

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        • n 12:23 - Or "think to be"
        • o 12:23 - Or "these we clothe with"
          24 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,
          25 so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

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              26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

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                • q 12:26 - Lit "glorified"