1 Corinthians 12:24
New International Version
while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,

New Living Translation
while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.

English Standard Version
which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,

Berean Study Bible
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it,

Berean Literal Bible
but our presentable parts have no need. But God has composed the body, having given more abundant honor to the parts being deficient,

New American Standard Bible
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,

New King James Version
but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it,

King James Bible
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

Christian Standard Bible
which our respectable parts do not need. Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,

Contemporary English Version
but we don't have to be modest about other parts. God put our bodies together in such a way that even the parts that seem the least important are valuable.

Good News Translation
which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honor to those parts that need it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But our presentable parts have no need of clothing. Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,

International Standard Version
However, our attractive parts don't need this. But God has put the body together and has given special honor to the parts that lack it,

NET Bible
but our presentable members do not need this. Instead, God has blended together the body, giving greater honor to the lesser member,

New Heart English Bible
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those members which we honor do not need honor, for God unites the body and he has given greater honor to the small members,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, our presentable parts don't need this kind of treatment. God has put the body together and given special honor to the part that doesn't have it.

New American Standard 1977
whereas our seemly members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For those in us who are more honest need nothing, but God has ordered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that one which lacked,

King James 2000 Bible
For our more respectable parts have no need: but God has arranged the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:

American King James Version
For our comely parts have no need: but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked.

American Standard Version
whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour,

Darby Bible Translation
but our comely [parts] have not need. But God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to [the part] that lacked;

English Revised Version
whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honour to that part which lacked;

Webster's Bible Translation
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:

Weymouth New Testament
But it was God who built up the body, and bestowed more abundant honor on the part that felt the need,

World English Bible
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,

Young's Literal Translation
and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour,
Study Bible
The Body of Christ
23and the parts we consider less honorable, we treat with greater honor. And our unpresentable parts are treated with special modesty, 24whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God has composed the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:29
If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

1 Corinthians 12:23
and the parts we consider less honorable, we treat with greater honor. And our unpresentable parts are treated with special modesty,

1 Corinthians 12:25
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another.

Treasury of Scripture

For our comely parts have no need: but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked.

Genesis 2:25
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Genesis 3:11
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?







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

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

presentable [parts]
εὐσχήμονα (euschēmona)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2158: From eu and schema; well-formed, i.e. decorous, noble.

have
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

no [such]
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

need.
χρείαν (chreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5532: From the base of chraomai or chre; employment, i.e. An affair; also occasion, demand, requirement or destitution.

But
Ἀλλὰ (Alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

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

has composed
συνεκέρασεν (synekerasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4786: To mix with, unite. From sun and kerannumi; to commingle, i.e. to combine or assimilate.

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

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

[and] has given
δοὺς (dous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

greater
περισσοτέραν (perissoteran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4053: From peri; superabundant or superior; by implication, excessive; adverbially violently; neuter preeminence.

honor
τιμήν (timēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

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

that lacked it,
ὑστερουμένῳ (hysteroumenō)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5302: From husteros; to be later, i.e. to be inferior; generally, to fall short.
(24) For our comely parts have no need.--These words (better, and our comely parts have no need) conclude the former verse. The words, "But God hath tempered," commence a new sentence, in which the natural practice of covering parts of the body is stated to be in harmony with God's evident intention.

12:12-26 Christ and his church form one body, as Head and members. Christians become members of this body by baptism. The outward rite is of Divine institution; it is a sign of the new birth, and is called therefore the washing of regeneration, Tit 3:5. But it is by the Spirit, only by the renewing of the Holy Ghost, that we are made members of Christ's body. And by communion with Christ at the Lord's supper, we are strengthened, not by drinking the wine, but by drinking into one Spirit. Each member has its form, place, and use. The meanest makes a part of the body. There must be a distinction of members in the body. So Christ's members have different powers and different places. We should do the duties of our own place, and not murmur, or quarrel with others. All the members of the body are useful and necessary to each other. Nor is there a member of the body of Christ, but may and ought to be useful to fellow-members. As in the natural body of man, the members should be closely united by the strongest bonds of love; the good of the whole should be the object of all. All Christians are dependent one upon another; each is to expect and receive help from the rest. Let us then have more of the spirit of union in our religion.
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