1 Corinthians 12:22

22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,

Read 1 Corinthians 12:22 Using Other Translations

Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.

What does 1 Corinthians 12:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 12:22

Nay, much more those members of the body
The apostle, in a beautiful gradation, proceeds to take notice of such parts of the body as are more weak, dishonourable, and uncomely, showing the necessity and usefulness of them: which seem to be more feeble;
than others, do not consist of a strong bony substance, and are not fenced with sinews, as the belly and its intestines: yet these are necessary;
nor could the body be sustained, nourished, and refreshed, without them; so the more weak and feeble saints, whose hearts and hands are to be strengthened, whose infirmities are to be bore, have their usefulness; and the effectual working in the measure of every part, even of the feeble and tender, maketh increase of the body, to the edifying of itself in love: and these God has seen fit, as necessary to call by his grace, and place in the body, that his strength may be made perfect in their weakness, and to confound the mighty; and out of the mouths even of babes and sucklings to ordain strength and praise.

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