1 Corinthians 12:18
New International Version
But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.

New Living Translation
But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

English Standard Version
But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

Berean Study Bible
But in fact, God has arranged the members of the body, every one of them, according to His design.

Berean Literal Bible
But now God has arranged the members, each one of them in the body, as He desired.

King James Bible
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.

New King James Version
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.

New American Standard Bible
But now God has arranged the parts, each one of them in the body, just as He desired.

NASB 1995
But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.

NASB 1977
But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.

Amplified Bible
But now [as things really are], God has placed and arranged the parts in the body, each one of them, just as He willed and saw fit [with the best balance of function].

Christian Standard Bible
But as it is, God has arranged each one of the parts in the body just as he wanted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now God has placed each one of the parts in one body just as He wanted.

American Standard Version
But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now God has set everyone of the members in the body just as he has chosen.

Contemporary English Version
But God has put all parts of our body together in the way that he decided is best.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now God hath set the members every one of them in the body as it hath pleased him.

English Revised Version
But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

Good News Translation
As it is, however, God put every different part in the body just as he wanted it to be.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So God put each and every part of the body together as he wanted it.

International Standard Version
But now God has arranged the parts, every one of them, in the body according to his plan.

Literal Standard Version
And now, God set the members, each one of them in the body, according as He willed,

NET Bible
But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided.

New Heart English Bible
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as a matter of fact, God has arranged the parts in the body--every one of them--as He has seen fit.

World English Bible
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, God did set the members each one of them in the body, according as He willed,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Body of Christ
17If 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? 18But in fact, God has arranged the members of the body, every one of them, according to His design. 19If they were all one part, where would the body be?…

Cross References
Romans 12:6
We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If one's gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith;

1 Corinthians 12:11
All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, who apportions them to each one as He determines.

1 Corinthians 12:17
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?

1 Corinthians 12:19
If they were all one part, where would the body be?

1 Corinthians 12:28
And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, and those with gifts of healing, helping, administration, and various tongues.


Treasury of Scripture

But now has God set the members every one of them in the body, as it has pleased him.

hath.

1 Corinthians 12:24,28
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: …

as it.

1 Corinthians 12:11
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

1 Corinthians 3:5
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

1 Corinthians 15:38
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.









Verse 18. - As it hath pleased him. Not arbitrarily, but in furtherance of one wise and beneficent design, so that each may be honoured and indispensable, and therefore contented in its own sphere.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

in fact,
Νυνὶ (Nyni)
Adverb
Strong's 3570: A prolonged form of nun for emphasis; just now.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

has arranged
ἔθετο (etheto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

members
μέλη (melē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3196: A bodily organ, limb, member. Of uncertain affinity; a limb or part of the body.

of
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body,
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

every
ἕκαστον (hekaston)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

one
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of them,
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

according to
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

His design.
ἠθέλησεν (ēthelēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.


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