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Romans 12:4

4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

Read Romans 12:4 Using Other Translations

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,

What does Romans 12:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Romans 12:4

For as we have many members in one body
The apostle illustrates what he said last concerning God's dealing to every man the measure of faith, by comparing the church of Christ to an human body, which is but one, and has many members in union with it, and one another; and which are placed in an exact symmetry and proportion, and in proper subserviency to each other, and for the good of the whole:

and all members have not the same office,
or "action"; they do not exercise the same function, and perform the same operation, but each that which is peculiar to itself: the eye only sees, but does not hear, nor taste, nor smell; the ear only hears, but neither sees, or does any of the aforesaid things; the palate tastes, the nose smells, the hand handles, the foot walks, and the same may be observed of the other members of the body, which have not the same, but their particular offices, and all and each of them their usefulness.

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