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1 Corinthians 12:12-25

NLT 12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up only one body. So it is with the body of Christ. NIV 12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. NLT 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into Christ's body by one Spirit, and we have all received the same Spirit. NIV 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. NLT 14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. NIV 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. NLT 15 If the foot says, "I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand," that does not make it any less a part of the body. NIV 15 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. NLT 16 And if the ear says, "I am not part of the body because I am only an ear and not an eye," would that make it any less a part of the body? NIV 16 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. NLT 17 Suppose the whole body were an eye -- then how would you hear? Or if your whole body were just one big ear, how could you smell anything? NIV 17 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? NLT 18 But God made our bodies with many parts, and he has put each part just where he wants it. NIV 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. NLT 19 What a strange thing a body would be if it had only one part! NIV 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? NLT 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. NIV 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. NLT 21 The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you." The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you." NIV 21 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!" NLT 22 In fact, some of the parts that seem weakest and least important are really the most necessary. NIV 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, NLT 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect from the eyes of others those parts that should not be seen, NIV 23 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, NLT 24 while other parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together in such a way that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. NIV 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, NLT 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other equally. NIV 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.