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1 Corinthians 12:26

26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

1 Corinthians 12:26 in Other Translations

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
26 the parts we see and the parts we don't. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.
26 So if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

1 Corinthians 12:26 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 12:26

And whether one member suffer
Pain; even the meanest, lowest, and most distant, as the foot or hand, toe or finger: all the members suffer with it;
are more or less affected therewith, and bear part of the distress; as is easily discerned, by their different forms and motions on such an occasion: so when anyone member of the mystical body is in affliction, whether inward or outward, of body or mind, the rest are, or should be, affected with it, condole, sympathize, help, and assist; and remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them, as if they themselves were in bonds, and them that suffer adversity, whether spiritual or temporal, as being in the body, not only in the flesh, but as being part of the body, the church; and therefore should weep with them that weep, and bear a part with them in their sorrows. The Jews have a saying F6, that

``if one brother dies, all the brethren grieve; and if one of a society dies, (hlwk hrwbhh lk gadt) , "the whole society grieves";''
and also another F7,
``that everyone that afflicts himself, (rwbyuh Me) , "with the congregations", is worthy to see or enjoy the comfort of the congregation or church;''
or one member be honoured;
by being set in the highest place, and employed to the greatest usefulness, or by being most richly and beautifully clothed and adorned: all the members rejoice with it;
as sharing in the honour, Or benefit of it: so if one member of the church of Christ is honoured with an high office, with great gifts, with a large measure of grace, spiritual light, knowledge, and experience, with great discoveries of the love of God, with the presence of Christ, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, or with the good things of this life, and an heart to make use of them for the interest of religion, the other members rejoice at it; for so it becomes the saints to rejoice with them that rejoice, and be glad, both at the temporal and spiritual prosperity of each other: and upon the whole it is clear, that the meanest have no reason to be discouraged, nor the highest and greatest to be proud and elated.

F6 T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 105. 2. & 106. 1. Vid. Maimon. Hilch. Ebel, c. 13. sect. 12. & Seder Olam Rabba, p. 9.
F7 T. Bab. Taanith. fol. 11. 1.

1 Corinthians 12:26 In-Context

24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,
25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
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