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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 Corinthians 12:12–27

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12 For even aas the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, bso also is Christ.

13 For 1aby one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether bJews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to cdrink of one Spirit.

14 For athe body is not one member, but many.

15 If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason 1any the less a part of the body.

16 And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason 1any the less a part of the body.

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?

18 But now God has aplaced the members, each one of them, in the body, bjust as He desired.

19 If they were all one member, where would the body be?

20 But now athere are many members, but one body.

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, 1it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

23 and those members of the body which we 1deem less honorable, 2on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,

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 1division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is 1honored, all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now you are aChrist’s body, and bindividually members of it.

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